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Zuma: Compelling Justice For African Leaders?

AMEH GEORGE When it comes to politics and its activities, one cannot underestimate what politicians and their supporters can do in order to enjoy political power and control a nation’s resources. The participation of an individual in his or her

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Jacob Zuma Hands Over Self To Police As Trial Begins

Former South African President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police late Wednesday, authorities said, to begin a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court. The move ended days of intense speculation over whether the police and former President would

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Covid-19: South Africa Announces Relaxation Of Lockdown Measures

South Africa’s president has said coronavirus infections appear to have peaked in the country, as he announced a sweeping relaxation of lockdown measures. President Cyril Ramaphosa said nearly all restrictions on the country’s economy will be eased from Monday. A

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South Africa Delays Schools’ Reopening By One Week

South Africa has delayed the reopening of schools by a week to allow school administrators more time to prepare. Final year students in primary and secondary schools will now report back to school on 8 June, according to the Department

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COVID-19: South African Doctors Kick Against Arrival Of Over 200 Cuban Health Workers

The arrival of more than 200 Cuban medics in South Africa to help battle coronavirus has received mixed reactions, with some of the sharpest criticism coming from the South African Medical Association (Sama). The organisation, which represents about 16,000 health

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COVID-19: South Africa Enforces Mass Screening Programme

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a mass screening programme for coronavirus. The president on Monday evening said 10,000 field workers will be visiting homes to screen people – and those found with symptoms will be quarantined either in

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COVID-19: Ghana Confirms Second Death As South Africa Starts Total Lockdown

Ghana has recorded a second death resulting from covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. The West African country has also confirmed two more cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 27. The patients are in isolation and

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Coronavirus: South Africa Confirms Fresh Six Cases

Six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total in the country to 13, the health minister says. The new cases are in the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape and involve people who have

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South African President Cuts Trip Short Over Electricity Crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday cut short an official visit to Egypt because of an electricity crisis brewing at home, his spokesperson confirmed. The president has come under increasing criticism after the country’s embattled power utility Eskom enforced

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Nigerians In South Africa Under Renewed Attack

Report has emerged that there is a renewed attack on Nigerians living in South Africa. This was said by a source who claimed the attack took place in a place called Mpumalamga. According to the report, the leadership of Nigerian

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