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16 January 2019 9:22 AM LIVE: Ex-Bosasa COO Agrizzi sworn in, takes the stand in #Statecaptureinquiry

A senior former Bosasa executive has threatened to blow the whistle on "racketeering, corruption and money laundering that I have been aware of over the last 18 years". Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of the controversial Bosasa group of companies, announced his decision in a press statement sent to various media houses and Bosasa's 95

15 January 2019 5:05 PM By killing the internet, Zimbabwe kills commerce and the lights

When the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online. Most people in the southern African nation use Econet Wireless Zimbabwe's Ecocash mobile-phone payment system for daily transactions 113

15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 89

14 January 2019 11:33 AM Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's 50

13 January 2019 5:00 PM Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum: witnesses

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in Khartoum after organisers called for nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters chanting "peace, peace" and "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets in the capital's district of Bahari, but were quickly confronted by riot police, witnesses 90

11 January 2019 5:48 PM Twitter hits back at Mashaba over his sanitary pad tweets

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once more found himself in trouble on Twitter after tweeting that the government's distribution of sanitary pads to Grade R learners got them to focus on sex, instead of education. "This for me, this is not about laziness, but deliberate (sic) destroying the future of our youth. You get kids to focus on sex, instead 106

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 72

11 January 2019 6:14 AM Ethiopia charges 68 over deadly unrest near capital

Ethiopia's attorney general has charged 68 people with involvement in deadly riots in and around Addis Ababa in September that left at least 49 dead, local media reported on Wednesday. The 68 are suspected of playing a part in violence both before and after the return of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front. The rebel group returned to Addis Ababa 32

10 January 2019 6:43 PM Manuel Chang to remain behind bars until bail application

Former Mozambican finance minister Manual Chang has had his bail application postponed to January 18 by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. The postponement was granted to give his defence time to peruse an indictment detailing charges related to crimes that the US alleges he committed and to review the validity of Chang's warrant of arrest pending 93

10 January 2019 5:50 PM Mzwanele Manyi denies money laundering claims as he is dismissed from party he formed

Former Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) boss has denied claims of attempted money laundering after he was dismissed from the All Africa Decolonisation Congress (AADC) party he just formed in December. The AADC has accused Manyi of trying to use churches that support the party to launder money and discussing party funding with the controversial 37