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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 59

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 57

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 66

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 161

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 91

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 75

26 September 2018 6:32 PM Melania Trump to miss SA on first visit to Africa

US First Lady Melania Trump won't be visiting South Africa on her first trip to Africa. She announced at a reception held at the 73rd general assembly of the United Nations in New York that she will be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. The US president earlier referred to various African nations as "shithole countries", and referred to Namibia 45

23 September 2018 5:24 PM Busy week ahead for Ramaphosa and his team at the UN

President Cyril Ramaphosa's first meeting on Monday during his maiden visit as head of state tot the United Nations (UN) is a friendly visit to UN secretary-general António Guterres. He arrived in New York on Sunday evening (South African time) on an SAA flight. After their meeting, Ramaphosa will join Guterres for the unveiling of a statue of former 94

22 September 2018 6:12 PM 'The country is poorer without Edna Molewa'

Tributes continue to pour in for Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molowa who died on Saturday after a short illness. Th South African Communist Party (SACP) has conveyed its sincerest condolences to the 61-year old’s family. “Minister Molewa was one of the most hard-working ministers in South Africa’s democratic dispensation. Her efforts contributed 59

08 September 2018 1:19 PM Tanzania road crash leaves 15 dead, 13 injured

Fifteen people died and 13 were injured when a truck carrying potatoes crashed into five vehicles in the southern Tanzanian town of Mbeya, a hospital official said on Saturday. The truck was driving down a steep hill when the accident happened on Friday night, according to a statement from the presidency. Petro Seme, a doctor and supervisor at the Mbeya 157