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ANC member Lindiwe Zulu reacts as she waits for the election results during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. REUTERS

South Africa will not have universal basic income grant this year – minister

South Africa will not implement a universal basic income grant until at least March, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said in an interview on Friday, rolling back a pledge to have it ready by October.

Former President al-Bashir adviser is the face of Sudan protests

Former presidential adviser Ghazi Salah al-Din is emerging as the leader of the movement seeking to remove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power.
Aisha Ahmed Lemu

President Buhari mourns Aisha Lemu, describes her as ‘Repository of Knowledge’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Aisha Ahmed Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
Idris Kutigi

Justice Idris Kutigi passes on in London

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, 79, is reported to have died in a London hospital.

George Weah: ex-football star who could be Liberia’s next leader

George Weah emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his status as a revered figure among the country's young and poor in his second run for the presidency.

Liberia to vote in delayed run-off for new president

Liberians choose a new leader on Tuesday in a run-off between Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballing icon George Weah, a vote that will mark the country's first democratic transition since 1944.

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Edwin van der Sar has revealed that Manchester United target Donny van de Beek will be allowed to leave Ajax this summer – but not on the cheap.

Donny van de Beek admits Manchester United, Real Madrid move may be off due...

Donny van de Beek says he is "proud" to play for Ajax and will not complain if he does not get a move away from the club amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Dozens missing as landslides kill nine in Nepal

Multiple landslides triggered by torrential rain have killed at least nine people in Nepal since late Thursday, while 35 others remain missing, officials said on Friday.

Mechanic docked over ‘motorcycle theft’

A 28 year-old mechanic, Amos Raphael, on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing a motorcycle worth N170,000.
A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Plane carrying four passengers crashes in DR Congo

A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki’s ‘convoy attack’ sponsored by his deputy – Comrade Oshiomhole’s aide

Victor Oshioke, an aide to the suspended All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who hails from Apana, has debunked the allegations that the attack on Obaseki’s convoy by thugs was sponsored by Oshiomhole.