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23 May 2018 4:13 AM Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Trump's lawyers filed notice late Monday that they're asking the state Court of Appeals to freeze Summer Zervos' suit while a lower appellate court considers his request to dismiss 52

14 May 2018 11:44 AM Ramaphosa appoints Mabuza as Russia envoy

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Deputy President David Mabuza as his special envoy to Russia, according to a statement from the Presidency. The move appears to set a point of departure on South Africa’s role in the BRICS group of emerging economies which include Brazil, Russia, India and China. South Africa has been tight-lipped on the grouping 77

10 May 2018 11:03 AM EXCLUSIVE: Zuma's mystery meeting with South African spook murdered in Serbia

Zuma and Darmanovic, along with Frans Richards, who previously worked in South African intelligence circles, as well as a fourth man said to be linked to state security work but whose identity was not immediately apparent, were photographed in Zuma's office in 2012. On Tuesday, Richards confirmed the authenticity of the photograph and told News24: "It was not a social 51

15 April 2018 10:10 AM Former FBI director Comey: Belief that Hillary Clinton would win election a 'factor' in email probe

Former FBI chief James Comey said his belief that Hillary Clinton would be elected US president in 2016 "was a factor" in his handling of the probe into her misuse of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Comey, who was fired by Trump last year, told ABC that a desire to ensure that Clinton's victory was seen as legitimate played a role in his decision 64

11 April 2018 3:12 AM All eyes on Orlando Stadium for Mam' Winnie's official memorial service

The official memorial service for the struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday. The government moved the memorial service from Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto to the stadium. Last week, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the change was made after the size of the venue 62

08 April 2018 2:54 PM Ailing Algerian leader's backers urge him to seek 5th term

Algeria's governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years. The head of the FLN party, Djamel Ould Abbas, formally asked Bouteflika to run in the May 2019 election in a speech on Saturday to party lawmakers. Ould Abbas added that "the last word remains 47

05 April 2018 4:42 PM Sierra Leone losing party intends to challenge vote results

The man who lost Sierra Leone's presidential runoff vote says his party intends to challenge the results in court. The National Election Commission announced late on Wednesday that opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio with the SLPP party had won. He was swiftly sworn into office just before midnight. Defeated candidate Samura Kamara said in an interview 49

05 April 2018 9:34 AM Talks to move Winnie Madikizela-Mandela memorial service to bigger venue

The government is in discussion with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's family to have her memorial service moved from Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto to the Orlando Stadium. "The change was made after the consideration of the size of the venue and the expected people to attend the memorial service," Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 88

03 April 2018 4:08 PM UPDATE: Special official funeral for Madikizela-Mandela to be held at Orlando Stadium on April 14

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will be given a category 1 special official funeral, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday. This, his spokesperson Khusela Diko explained, entails elements of military ceremonial honours and is declared for persons of extraordinary credentials specifically designated by the president in line with the Presidency's state 60

30 March 2018 5:21 PM Two US-led coalition personnel killed in Syria

Beirut - Two members of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group were killed in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the US military and a monitor said on Friday. The attack in Manbij, a city where US personnel is stationed, was carried out late Thursday, the day US President Donald Trump said he would pull out forces "very soon" 79