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South Africa: President Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new …

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Gambia: Campaign launched to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an “international campaign” to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea. His regime is accused by human …

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Kenya: President Kenyatta’s Private Helicopter Crashes into Lake Nakuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s private helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru Saturday morning after what is reported as a technical hitch. The plane, according to kahawatungu.com, with tail number 5Y-NMJ and Aérospatiale 350B3e Ecureuil model was reportedly flying a team of political staff close to Nakuru senator Susan Kihika to Narok. Among those …

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Benin: Protesters storm the streets to protest against economic reforms

Thousands of Beninese in Cotonou stormed the streets on Friday to protest against economic reforms and high cost of living. Authorities have been facing growing social discontent particularly in the public sector, hit by several strikes. Employees denounce President Talon’s privatization schemes and budget cuts that have a direct impact …

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Brazil: Over 100 arrested in huge anti-paedophile sting

Brazilian police claim to have arrested more than 100 people who’re accused of being part of a massive paedophile ring. The nationwide operation saw people held in 24 of the country’s 26 states, and in the capital Brasilia. Those arrested are said to have produced or distributed pornographic material of …

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At least 52 killed in raid on militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said on Saturday. Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt …

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