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03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 94

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 104

05 December 2018 6:33 PM Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat. The 59-year-old president, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month's treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially 81

04 December 2018 6:55 AM Our CEO hasn't resigned, says SABC

The SABC said on Tuesday morning that its CEO Madoda Mxakwe had not resigned. But it would not confirm or deny reports that three of the public broadcaster's board members stepped down on Monday evening, saying the "correct authority to comment on SABC board resignations is the presidency". eNCA first reported that three board members had resigned on Monday 92

02 December 2018 12:13 PM Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria

Algeria's presidency says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will start a two-day visit to Algeria on Sunday with a focus on economic ties between the two countries. The visit aims to consolidate boosting bilateral cooperation, the statement said. A diplomatic official told The Associated Press that the Saudi prince, known as MBS, will meet Algerian 74

22 November 2018 8:53 AM Ramaphosa to announce Cabinet reshuffle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, at 15:00 on Thursday. In a statement issued on Thursday morning the Presidency said "these changes have been occasioned by the passing away in September 2018 of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, and the more recent 71

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 75

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 75

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 80

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 126