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South African Court Convicts Nigerian for Deadly Bombing

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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A South African court has found a Nigerian man guilty on terrorism charges for masterminding bombings that killed 12 people in 2010. The court ruled Monday that Henry Okah was guilty on 13 charges related to the twin car bombings in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, that came as the country celebrated its Independence Day. The […]

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S. Africa’s Zuma Vows Change at Party Conference

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma told ruling African National Congress members Sunday the party is capable of running the continent’s biggest economy and that meaningful economic change would come soon, as he sought re-election as party leader. Mr. Zuma addressed some 4,000 delegates gathered in the central city of Bloemfontein to choose the ANC’s […]

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Nigerian Tops Africa’s Richest List

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Forbes magazine has named Africa’s richest man — a Nigerian tycoon who made his fortune in sugar, flour, and cement. This is the second year in a row that Aliko Dangote has topped the list of Africa’s 40 richest people, with a reported net worth of $12 billion. Forbes says most of Dangote’s wealth comes […]

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Strikers Say Police Kill Another Miner in S.Africa

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a South African mineworker has died after police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a protest in the northwestern town of Rustenburg. Activists and fellow miners said the worker was shot by police outside the Anglo American Platinum mine Thursday night before during a clash between protesters and police. Some activists […]

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South Africa’s ANC Expels Youth Leader Malema

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling party has expelled its embattled youth leader, Julius Malema, after senior leaders ruled he has not shown remorse for sowing division within its ranks. A disciplinary panel of the African National Congress said late Wednesday that Malema, president of the party’s powerful Youth League, was guilty of repeatedly bringing the ANC into […]

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South Africa’s ANC Expels Youth Leader Malema

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling party has expelled its embattled youth leader, Julius Malema, after senior leaders ruled he has not shown remorse for sowing division within its ranks. A disciplinary panel of the African National Congress said late Wednesday that Malema, president of the party’s powerful Youth League, was guilty of repeatedly bringing the ANC into […]

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Suspended ANC Youth Leader Appeal Verdict Expected Saturday

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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In South Africa, the embattled youth leader of the ruling African National Congress is expected to learn Saturday if his appeal of a suspension from the party will be successful. The ANC’s disciplinary committee is scheduled to announce a ruling on an appeal by Julius Malema of his five-year suspension for fomenting dissent within the […]

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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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South Africa Deploys More Rangers to Combat Rhino Poaching

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is deploying an additional 150 rangers to its famed Kruger National Park in an effort to stop rhinoceros poaching. Environment Minister Edna Molewa says that the new rangers will be in addition to the 500 rangers currently stationed at the park. Sunday’s announcement follows the killing of 11 rhinos in the country already […]

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South Africa’s ANC Ousts Controversial Youth Leader

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling party has fired the controversial leader of its youth league after finding him guilty of sowing division and damaging the party’s reputation. The African National Congress also handed Julius Malema a five-year suspension during a disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg on Thursday. The chairman of the disciplinary panel, Derek Hanekom, said the 30-year-old […]

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