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South African power utility chief resigns over bribe

The chief executive of South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom on Friday announced his resignation after a report by an anti-graft watchdog implicated him in influence-peddling. Brian Molefe said he would step down on January 1, stressing “this act is not an admission of wrongdoing on my part.” “It is rather what I feel to […]

Zuma faces no-confidence vote in corruption crisis

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in parliament next week with his presidency mired in crisis after investigators documented allegations of government corruption. Thousands of people took to the streets to demand that he should resign from office. The vote was called by the main opposition, following a report by the country’s anti-corruption […]

South Africa pledges more support for Nigeria

The Consul-General of the South African High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Darkey Africa, on Wednesday announced his government’s new plans to further support Nigeria in the development of her agriculture and tourism sectors. Africa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the South African Government’s move was to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

UN chief urges South Africa not to leave ICC

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged South African President Jacob Zuma to reconsider his country’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC). On Oct. 21, South Africa announced that it will withdraw from the ICC, saying its membership has hampered its efforts to help resolve conflicts in Africa. In a phone call with […]

South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

South Africa says it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court with effect from a year notice to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. According to a document on Friday, this move would take effect one year after the notice is formally received by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A UN spokesperson declined to confirm […]

Group says 2 Nigerians killed in S/Africa

The Nigeria Union in Pretoria has confirmed that two Nigerians residing in South Africa have been killed this month. The Secretary of the union, Mr Adetola Olubajo, said in Pretoria on Tuesday that the first victim, one Adeniyi Olumoko, a petty trader, was stabbed to death on Oct.7. Olubajo said that Olumoko, 37, an indigene […]

South African student protesters demand university shutdown

South African students protesting high tuition fees have demanded that all universities be shut until the government provides free education, Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) said on Friday. The protests have forced Wits and Cape Town universities to suspend classes twice in less than a month. However, Wits was aiming to reopen on Oct. […]



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