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19 October 2018 10:34 AM Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter

US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter, making light of the attack. Greg Gianforte was sentenced to six months of deferred jail time, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management sessions and $385 in fines and court fees for the misdemeanor assault that propelled him and his congressional 21

18 October 2018 12:21 PM Mini budget: Treasury expected to weigh in on zero-rated items

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to make announcements in the mini budget about the progress Treasury is making on the review of zero-rated items, according to analysts. During a panel discussion ahead of the mini budget to be held on October 24, Mazars senior tax partner Bernard Sacks shared views on the VAT hike and the zero-rated items list which 56

18 October 2018 11:20 AM Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption

Malaysia's opposition leader was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of corruption, a fresh blow to his party which was ousted at elections this year after six decades in power. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, was detained after being questioned by anti-corruption authorities. He will be charged 23

16 October 2018 12:00 PM E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is already vice-president, was appointed major general in the army to mark the country's 50th anniversary of independence 21

16 October 2018 8:46 AM WATCH: Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite 23

04 October 2018 6:00 AM Zim: Chamisa says working on 'grand plan' to unseat Mnangagwa 'peacefully' before 2023

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly said that he is "rallying his supporters countrywide" to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa "peacefully", following the country's disputed elections in July. In a unanimous ruling, Chief Justice Luke Malaba dismissed the application with costs after strongly criticising the legal challenge, AFP reported 25

04 October 2018 3:52 AM UN Security Council heads to DRC ahead of polls

The UN Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence. The UN wants "free, fair and peaceful elections", Karel Van Oosterom, Dutch ambassador to the global organisation said on Wednesday. Van Oosterom 43

02 October 2018 4:28 PM This is what it costs to contest SA elections

Some South Africans have kicked their politicking into high gear ahead of national and provincial elections next year, but placing their polished smiles on the ballot will come at a cost. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) charges a deposit to parties to ensure they are serious about taking part. In a statement on Tuesday, the IEC said it was proposing 49

29 September 2018 8:23 AM Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone

Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man who stabbed Brazil's presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail, acted alone in a premeditated political attack, police said on Friday. "There is no doubt that the motive for Mr Adelio's attack was his political opposition to ideas favoured by candidate Bolsonaro," federal police spokesperson Rodrigo Moraes 23

27 September 2018 6:33 AM 'Entirely possible' to be a mum and a leader: New Zealand PM on bringing baby to UN

Jacinda Ardern knows all about juggling her role as a mother with the requirements of her job. The prime minister of New Zealand has brought her infant daughter to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders. Mother and daughter have been spotted together inside the assembly hall. She says she's a breastfeeding mother and needs to keep her daughter 24