Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the country's 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, insists he is still in power despite a military takeover and a rising clamour for him to quit. ...
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Mugabe says he’s under house arrest, says Zuma

Mugabe says he’s under house arrest, says Zuma

President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in Zimbabwe, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a statement Wednesday after the Zimbabwean military appeared to have taken control of the country. ...
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EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

Femi Falana is presently “limping and using a walking stick”. The federal government, he says, is to blame for his condition. The senior advocate of Nigeria said he sustained injuries The post EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — ...
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Zuma again denounces “monopoly” white economic power

Zuma again denounces “monopoly” white economic power

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa reiterated his call for radical reforms to shift the balance of “monopoly” economic power away from whites who dominated under apartheid. ...
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Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil The post Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despi...
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Zuma denies receiving kick-backs

Zuma denies receiving kick-backs

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on Thursday denied receiving any payments from private companies or individuals during his tenure. ...
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Zuma asks court to set aside report on influence-peddling

Zuma asks court to set aside report on influence-peddling

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has asked the High Court to set aside a report by the anti-corruption watchdog on alleged influence-peddling in his government. ...
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Economic growth to rise to 3.4% in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 – IMF

Economic growth to rise to 3.4% in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 – IMF

Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 from 2.6 per cent in 2017, the IMF said in a report on Monday. The IMF, however, warned that rising debt and political risks in larger economies would weigh down future growth. T...
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Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC, APC, has hailed the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha for bringing the South African leader to the country. Okorocha has been under heavy attacks for bringing Zuma to the country and erecting a statue in his honour. ...
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Zuma’s statue: I owe no apology, says Okorocha

Zuma’s statue: I owe no apology, says Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that he owes no apology for erecting Jacob Zuma’s statue in Owerri, the State capital. Over the weekend, Okororocha erected a 250-metre statue of the South African President in Owerri, which received a lot o...
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