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13 December 2018 3:28 PM Eskom said to mull asset sales as billionaire Motsepe circles

Eskom is considering the sale of smaller assets as the state-owned power utility weighs solutions to a liquidity crisis that contributed to a wave of rolling blackouts, according to people familiar with the matter. The supplier of almost all South Africa’s power is in advanced talks to sell its home-loans business, with local billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s 18

13 December 2018 2:36 PM UK parliament won't vote on Brexit deal until new year

Lawmakers in the UK Parliament aren’t scheduled to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal this year, Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday. Outlining business for the coming week, Leadsom didn’t include the so-called "meaningful vote" on the agreement, which May is seeking to augment at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels 16

13 December 2018 1:34 PM Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital. "Earlier today, I appended my signature to the Peace Accord," Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. Abubakar, 72, was conspicuously 15

13 December 2018 9:20 AM Fire destroys thousands of DRC voting machines in capital Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of Congo says thousands of voting machines have been destroyed in an overnight fire just 10 days before the presidential election, but officials vow it will not disrupt the vote. The electoral commission says the fire broke out early on Thursday at a warehouse in the capital. It says it is too early to declare the fire's cause or the extent 18

13 December 2018 4:33 AM SA favourites, Morocco will not host 2019 AFCON

Rabat - Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country's sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday, while Egypt expressed an interest in hosting the finals. "Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so," he told AFP. Morocco 20

13 December 2018 4:12 AM WATCH: Top world news stories, December 13

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence. Tory MPs voted by 200 to 117 in the secret ballot in Westminster, Conservative 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady announced. US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday 18

12 December 2018 6:05 PM Tanzania agrees to construct $3bn dam in wildlife park

Tanzania has signed a $3 billion agreement with Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a Unesco World Heritage site. President John Magufuli on Wednesday witnessed the signing of the agreement with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. Conservationists have opposed the construction of the 2 115-megawatt 21

12 December 2018 3:00 PM The vote to oust May: A guide to how it works and what comes next

UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a confidence vote in her leadership on Wednesday night amid growing opposition to her Brexit deal. Conservative members of Parliament will vote from 18:00 to 20:00 on whether they have confidence in her as leader. The outcome, followed by the breakdown of the numbers, will be announced by 21:00 London time. If May is defeated 18

12 December 2018 10:24 AM Markets LIVE: Stocks rise on renewed trade hopes, pound climbs

OVERVIEW: Stocks rallied globally as the outlook for US-China trade took a positive turn. The pound strengthened as the British prime minister vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership. US equity futures and European shares climbed following big gains in Asia after Canada granted bail to the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei and President 25

12 December 2018 6:25 AM SA to feel the blow in 'no-deal' Brexit, economist warns

North West University economist Raymond Parsons has warned that South Africa could be among the hardest hit by the UK’s path out of the European Union (EU). Parsons is a referential economic commentator, having analysed and studied most of democratic South Africa’s economic trajectory. He authored books including The Mbeki Inheritance in 1999, and Zumanomics 23