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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery, bags 5 years

The heir to the Samsung business empire, which includes the world’s biggest smartphone maker, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for bribery and other offences in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. Lee Jae-yong’s penalty could leave the giant firm rudderless for …

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Tanzania: Opposition MP arrested for ‘insulting’ president

A Tanzanian opposition MP has been arrested for insulting the president, his party said Wednesday, after revealing an aeroplane bought for the national carrier was being held in Canada over unpaid debts. It is the sixth time this year the opposition’s deputy leader, Tundu Lissu, has been arrested. Last week …

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Zimbabweans ‘apologise’ to SA over Grace Mugabe ‘wrath’

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists on Wednesday apologised to South Africans following the recent assault of a 20 year-old model at a Sandton hotel by President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace. This came at a time when the Zimbabwean First Lady was yet to make any public pronouncements regarding …

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Polling starts on a slow note in Angola’s general elections

Polls opened at 7am local time in Angola’s general elections and voting started out slow. A few people turned up early Wednesday morning to cast their ballots for both the parliamentary and presidential slots. Six parties are vying to take over the seat of outgoing President Eduardo dos Santos. The …

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Angola’s dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

Angolans vote on Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. Yet he has laid the groundwork for a hand-picked successor in an oil-rich country where corruption and human rights concerns are unlikely to dissipate anytime soon. Defence Minister …

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Campaigning ends as Angola votes to replace dos Santos after 38 years

Electioneering campaigns in Angola ended on Monday (August 21) two clear days to the opening of polls. Parties have been touring the length and breadth of the country since campaigning was opened on July 23, 2017. The ruling MPLA party held its final rally on Saturday with its presidential candidate Joao Lourenco …

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