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Five police officers shot dead in SA raid

Five police officers shot dead in SA raid

Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

Three officers were killed instantly when the armed robbers burst into the police station in Ngcobo, Umtata, and opened fire early this morning, according to a statement released by the South African Government News Agency.

Liberia's George Weah Pays First Official Visit to France

Liberia's George Weah Pays First Official Visit to France.

Sports, along with politics, will be on the menu this week, when Liberia's new president makes his first official trip outside Africa.

George Weah will not be visiting the United States, which has long had a special relationship with Liberia — but France, where he once was a star soccer player.

France condemns Equatorial Guinea for protecting Obiang

France condemns Equatorial Guinea for protecting Obiang

France has accused Equatorial Guinea of abusing the legal process by trying to get the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to intervene in a case against the son of the African country's long-standing leader.

Rwanda Hands Over Killed DRC Soldiers

Rwanda Hands Over Killed DRC Soldiers

Rwanda has handed over three bodies of Congolese soldiers killed in the recent exchange of fire at the two countries’ border.

Rwanda Defence Force says Congolese crossed into Rwandan territory while DRC forces say the incident happened inside Congo.

The Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EVJM) officials have since commenced investigations to establish the cause and scene of the incident.

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare.

Zimbabwe's president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week.

A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) gathered.

Tsvangirai died in hospital in South Africa on 15 February at the age of 65.

He will be buried in his home village of Buhera tomorrow Tuesday.

 

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.

He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement.

In his first presidential speech, Mr Ramaphosa, 65, said he would tackle the corruption which allegedly became widespread under Mr Zuma.

The ANC had told Mr Zuma to step down or face a vote of no-confidence.

Oxfam sex scandal: Director Promises justice for victims

Oxfam sex scandal: Director Promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff.

Oxfam International's executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would "do justice" and "atone for the past".

She invited victims to come forward "for justice to be done" for them, saying she was "here for all the women who have been abused".

South Africa's Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

South Africa's Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party.

South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party.

In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party's decision.

The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament.

The 75-year-old has been facing calls to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader.

South Sudan court sentences rebel spokesman to death

South Sudan court sentences rebel spokesman to death

South Sudan rebel spokesman James Gatdet Dak was sentenced to death by hanging for treason yesterday, a year after he was deported from Kenya despite having refugee status.

"Death sentence by hanging," Judge Ladu Armenio told Gatdet in the court in Juba, after he was found guilty of treason and other crimes against the state.

South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early yesterday morning resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state after he refused to resign, local media reported.

The party's powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would "recall" Zuma from his job as national president.

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