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ICC withdrawal ‘unconstitutional and invalid’, high court rules

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo said President Jacob Zuma and the ministers of justice and international relations are ordered to withdraw the notice of withdrawal. During the hearing …

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SA to honour more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of February 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African …

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Trump scheduled to speak to Buhari and Zuma calls it ‘Africa Day.’

President of the United States (US), Donald Trump, is scheduled to speak via telephone to two African leaders today. Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari – who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom, and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are the two leaders in question. The US President’s first African engagement was …

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Watch Video: Fight erupts at South Africa’s State of Nation Address

Punches have been thrown in South Africa’s parliament as opposition MPs tried to disrupt the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. Members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF), all dressed in red, scuffled with security guards who ejected them from the chamber. Mr Zuma had …

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South African opposition seeks court order to bar military from parliament

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance said Friday it was seeking a court ruling on the deployment of armed soldiers in parliament saying the move, during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech, was unconstitutional. The president’s address was delayed by more than an hour and descended into chaos Thursday as far-left lawmakers …

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South Africa: Zuma to deploy 400 soldiers at state address

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has authorized more than 400 soldiers to join the security team at his annual state of the nation speech this week, drawing outrage from opponents who called it “militarization”. Since the radical left wing Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) won seats in parliament at 2014 elections, …

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