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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Xenophobia: Speaker Gbajabiamila hails Julius Malema, Air Peace

The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has commended the leader of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, for condemning xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.
African National Congress - ANC

ANC loses massive votes in South Africa’s election

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set for a clear victory in South Africa’s election but with a lower vote share, both for it and its main rival, the Democratic Alliance.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa voting on Wednesday. His party ANC projected to win the poll

ANC projected to win South Africa election

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed.
African National Congress - ANC

Early results suggest ANC to retain power in South Africa

Early vote tallies suggest South Africa’s ruling ANC party will retain power after an election on Wednesday, but analysts said its share of the vote could fall below 60 percent for the first time since the end of white minority rule.
South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.

South Africans vote in parliamentary elections

South Africans are lining up outside of polling stations Wednesday to cast their ballots in a national election overshadowed by years of sluggish economic growth and rampant corruption.
Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance at the party's final election rally ahead of the country's May 8 poll, in Johannesburg. Reuters-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s election campaigning peaks in Johannesburg

Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming election reaches a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma hits back at Cyril Ramaphosa

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has hit back at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa for referring to his nine-year tenure in office as the “nine lost years”.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Moses Mabhida Statdium in KwaZulu-Natal where he delivered the ANC's 2019 election manifesto on January 12 2019 . Twitter-@myanc

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth.
A collection of mixed denomination South African rand banknotes sit in an arranged photo in Johannesburg. Waldo Swiegers-Bloomberg

South Africa launches minimum wage ahead of election

South Africa introduced its first minimum wage on Tuesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying millions of workers would be better paid as he readies for a tricky election in May with the national economy struggling for growth.
Pravin Gordhan

South Africa’s Pravin Gordhan accuses Julius Malema of inciting violence

South Africa’s respected former finance minister Pravin Gordhan reported leftist opposition leader Julius Malema to police on Monday for allegedly inciting violence following inflammatory remarks he made last week.
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa to hold elections in May 2019

South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.
Dr Zweli Mkhize, one of the ANC's top six leaders, gestures as he speaks to Reuters in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 6, 2017. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa to recover ‘looted’ cash after bank collapse

South Africa said Tuesday it would seek to recover millions of dollars stolen from a local bank that subsequently collapsed owing substantial sums to creditors.
Nhlanhla Nene

Nhlanhla Nene: Jacob Zuma fired me for rejecting Gupta deals

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday told an inquiry former President Jacob Zuma axed him from his cabinet because he refused to sign off on deals that would have benefited Zuma’s friends, the Guptas.
Sasha Martinengo

South Africa radio host sacked for ‘monkey’ jibe at politician

A white South African radio presenter has been dismissed from his job after he called a senior opposition leader "a monkey" on a live show.
Cyril Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa: No reason to believe South Africa would face sanctions over land reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday there was no reason to believe that any country would impose sanctions on South Africa over plans to redistribute land to address racial disparities in ownership.

Julius Malema tells ‘too old’ Emmerson Mnangagwa to serve one term

Out spoken South African politician, Julius Malema, says Emmerson Mnangagwa, just declared President in Zimbabwe after elections on Monday, must serve one term and “let the younger generation take over”.

Timi Frank: My arrest may be imminent

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has alleged that there may be plans to arrest and prosecute him for voicing opposing views regarding the style of the administration.
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South Africa lays to rest ‘Mama’ Winnie Mandela

South Africa lays to rest anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela with full state honours at a stadium funeral in Soweto on Saturday.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.