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President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe to hold election in July

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says the country will hold its first presidential and parliamentary elections in July after the long ruler of former president Robert Mugabe.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

UN backs Zimbabwe polls for July

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa warns against land invasions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that land grabs would not be tolerated as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) moves to change the Constitution to expropriate property without compensation.

South Africa looks to strip Gupta brother’s residency

South Africa has launched proceedings to strip the permanent residency status of one of the lynchpins of a controversial Indian business family accused of corruption, an official said on Sunday.

Nigeria’s 2019 general election our major priority – US

The U.S. says Nigeria’s 2019 general election and a peaceful transition, remained its major priority in view of the country’s strategic position in the region.

2019: South Africa firebrand Julius Malema launches bid for presidency

Radical South African opposition leader Julius Malema launched on Sunday his campaign to be elected president in 2019 by aggressively distancing his party from a one-time coalition partner.

South Africa keen to boost cooperation with Angola

The Republic of South Africa will continue to work to increase cooperation with Angola at “higher levels,” President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday in Angola’s capital, Luanda after a four-hour visit to Angola, where he met his Angolan counterpart Joao Lourenco.

Barclays Africa’s profit rises, looks to Nigeria for growth

Barclays Africa Group, South Africa’s number two lender by market value, plans to extend its reach throughout the continent, it said on Thursday after posting annual profit up nearly four per cent.

South African parliament passes motion to expropriate land without compensation

A motion by South Africa’s radical opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on land reform has been passed by the country’s parliament.

South Africa moves to seize white-owned land without compensation

South African lawmakers agreed to the principle of land expropriation without compensation, and will review the Constitution to cater for this.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa set to announce reshuffle

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office 11 days ago, was due to reshuffle his government Monday, according to an official statement, as he draws a line under his graft-tainted predecessor Jacob Zuma.

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility.

Cyril Ramaphosa: It’s time to review cabinet make up

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said on Tuesday it was time to consider the make-up of his cabinet, amid growing speculation about whether Finance Minister Gigaba would keep his job.


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