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South Africa revokes ICC withdrawal bid

South Africa has revoked its withdrawal from the ICC on Tuesday; weeks after the country’s High court blocked the government’s bid to pull out of the international criminal court. According to a document posted on the UN treaties website, South Africa indicated that its latest decision comes as the High Court found the withdrawal “unconstitutional […]

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Lesotho’s King dissolves parliament, announces fresh elections

Lesotho’s King Letsie III on Tuesday dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said. In a statement aired on the state-run radio, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing said “We are here to announce that His Majesty has accepted the prime minister’s advice to dissolve parliament and the nation will […]

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South Africa: Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between south-Africans and non-nationals, his office said on Friday. At least 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were looted this week in the Rainbow nation. “Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the economy of the […]

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Ex-Ghana president Mahama wins Africa leadership award

Ghana former President John Dramani Mahama is in South Africa to receive an award for his political leadership and deliver keynote address at the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Person of the Year Awards Program in Johannesburg. President Mahama who was defeated last December by long-time opposition leader, is expected to be decorated with the African […]

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FIFA’s Infantino in South Africa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit. All 54 African national football association presidents were invited for the meeting in Johannesburg. Appointed Fifa president twelve months ago, Infantino will visit Zimbabwe shortly after attending the world governing body’s summit in South Africa between 21-23 February. The […]

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South Africa: ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional, says High Court

A High Court in South Africa has ruled that the government’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was ‘unconstitutional and invalid.’ “The cabinet’s decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal… without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid,” said Judge Phineas Mojapelo in the North Gauteng High Court. The court has subsequently instructed […]

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South Africa: Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks

Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) to intervene urgently as Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Nigerian Community in South Africa confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. According to a presidential adviser on Foreign Affairs and diaspora, with the current spate of attacks, it […]

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Three African countries listed among world’s most powerful economies by 2050

Price Waterhouse Coopers published rankings of 32 future power economies by 2050. In the report, titled “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?” three African nations, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa are forecast to be 14th, 15th, and 27th respectively. The report used by macroeconomists takes into account the various […]

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Sasol Suspends Drilling as Cyclone Dineo Hits Mozambique

South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd workers temporarily put down tools in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo, the company’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day, Reuters reports. “This is still a formidable storm system which […]

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South Africa: Violent brawl erupts as ‘scoundrel’ Zuma addresses MPs

South African Police and security forces on Thursday, fired teargas to drag opposition lawmakers out of the parliament after the group denounced President Jacob Zuma as a ‘scoundrel’ and started a brawl in the chamber. President Zuma was to present the State of the Nation address. Tensions had been rising ahead of the session as […]

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