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South Africa's Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma has repeatedly rejected calls to to step down South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. 160 more words

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Image copyright Tamasin Ford Image caption Sapeurs from DR Congo and Ivory Coast gathered on Tuesday to pay homage to musician Papa Wemba who died at the Femua music festival in Abidjan a year ago…

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South Africa's president fired his respected finance minister — and now the rand is tumbling

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PRETORIA, South Africa — The firing of South Africa’s respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5% and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. 656 more words

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South Africa's Winnie Mandela admitted to hospital

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JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) – South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, has been admitted to hospital for observation, a statement from her family said on Thursday (March 9). 97 more words

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The past two weeks have placed the African continent on the world map for the wrong reasons. Ex- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh held on to power forcing the newly elected Adama Barrow to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in Senegal. 529 more words

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Africa’s Own Cyber Robin Hood: Meet Hamza Bendelladj The Algerian Man Who Hacked Over $400Million From American Banks And Donated It To Poor Africans

Hamza Bendelladj was dubbed the ‘happy hacker’ because he was photographed smiling after he was taken into custody in Bangkok

Depending on who you ask, Hamza Bendelladj is either a Robin Hood-esque hero or a cyber-age hoodlum. 712 more words

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