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Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has explained that his country can’t agree to anything that will undermine local manufacturers and entrepreneurs, referring to his last minute withdrawal from the recently signed Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Buhari who has since set up a presidential committee to take two weeks widening …

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma may challenge a prosecutor’s decision to reinstate corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, news broadcaster eNCA said on Saturday. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) last month, was at the centre of a 1990s deal …

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South Africa: Jacob Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 18 charges of corruption, the director of public prosecutions has confirmed. They include more than 700 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. He denies the charges. Mr Zuma, 75, was forced to resign as president last month by …

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South Africa launches drug dispensing ATM for HIV/AIDS patients.

South Africa on Thursday launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. Officials say ,the move is aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcare facilities. The health department and charity Right to Care said the Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) designed as …

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South Africa aims to expropriate land without compensation.

South Africa’s ruling Africa National Congress (ANC) aims to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation to address racial disparities in land ownership that persist more than two decades after apartheid’s demise in 1994. The following explains some of the issues and risks involved in the plan, …

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Distracted South Africa airport official set to face disciplinary action.

An airport official in South Africa is et to face disciplinary measures after she was seen concentrating on her phone whiles serving a traveler. A short video of the unnamed home affairs officer has gone viral on social media. It was tweeted by former police minister, Fikile Mbalula who asked …

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