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14 November 2018 11:25 AM Breytenbach on why she pulled out of the race

Being the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) would have been her dream job, but withdrawing from the shortlist of candidates was for the sake of keeping politics out of the office, DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said on Wednesday. A panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with the appointment of a new NDPP included Breytenbach - a former prosecutor 22

12 November 2018 7:29 PM DRC opposition party rejects deal on unity candidate

Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party on Monday rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections. After hundreds of activists protested, Jean-Marc Kabund, secretary general of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), announced "the grassroots 25

09 November 2018 5:37 AM 'I'm not a dictator,' says Chamisa as he defends move to fire several MDC mayors

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has rubbished claims that he is a dictator amid reports that he has fired several Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) mayors who are not backing his presidency. According to the privately-owned Daily News, Chamisa said he was only "protecting" his party against being overtaken by the ruling Zanu-PF party 25

02 November 2018 1:44 PM Nugent Commission will reveal if SARS misrepresented revenue collection

Treasury cannot say if SARS had intentionally withheld VAT refunds in an effort to misrepresent revenue collections, members of Parliament heard. Treasury officials on Friday responded to public comments made on the mini budget to the Standing Committees on Finance and Appropriations earlier this week. Among the issues addressed was the backlog in VAT refunds 49

30 October 2018 2:50 PM 11 African leaders meeting in Germany at development summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa. Merkel opened the G20 Compact with Africa meeting on Tuesday saying it's critical "not only to talk about 25

29 October 2018 10:45 AM Merkel to give up Germany CDU chair after 18 years

Chancellor Angela Merkel will not stand again as leader of her centre-right Christian Democratic Party (CDU), a party source told AFP on Monday, a clear sign that the German leader is preparing for her eventual succession after a series of regional vote defeats. National news agency DPA said she planned to remain chancellor even as she gives up the top party 24

26 October 2018 2:46 PM Gabon president hospitalised in Riyadh: Saudi media

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised in Riyadh, Saudi state media said, without giving more details. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Bongo in Riyadh's King Faisal hospital and "inquired after the health of the president", the official Saudi Press Agency said in a brief dispatch on Thursday. Bongo, 59, was scheduled to appear 26

18 October 2018 8:44 AM SIU recovered only R34m out of R299m for the state

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) could have recovered R299m in the 2017/2018 financial year, but only managed to recover R34m for the state. However, as a result of its interventions, the unit prevented payments to the value of R407m in relation to 11 matters and had three contracts or administrative decisions set aside, saving the state R797m. This information 127

13 October 2018 7:49 PM Ramaphosa moves to make appointment of new NPA boss

President Cyril Ramaphosa is initiating a consultation process with organisations ahead of his appointment of a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). "The president is initiating a process where he will be consulting with a number of organisations as part of building transparency in the process…," Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko told News24 on Saturday 51

07 October 2018 4:52 PM Nigeria ex-VP Abubakar wins primary to challenge for presidency

Former vice presidentAtiku Abubakar will challenge incumbent Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigerian presidency early next year after winning the opposition Democratic Peoples Party primary, an AFP reporter at the vote said on Sunday. Abubakar, 71, won 1 532 votes, trouncing his main rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes 41