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Family of Angolan rebel Savimbi sue over ‘Call of Duty’ character

The family of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi are suing the makers of the popular video game "Call of Duty" for representing his character as a "barbarian", their lawyer said Thursday.Three of Savimbi's children, who live in the...

Shocking! Almost 2,000 killed on S. Africa roads during holidays

During the six-week holiday season, nearly 1,800 South Africans were killed in 1,400 crashes on the country's roads. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said Tuesday the 1,755 deaths recorded from December 1 to January 11 was a 14 percent increase...

Pistorius moves to appeal murder conviction in S. Africa’s top cour

Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius on Monday made a last-ditch attempt with South Africa's top court to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He has been on bail awaiting a new sentence since...

11 die from Heat stroke in South Africa

Eleven people have died as a result of heat stroke in South Africa, authorities said on Sunday. All the deaths were reported in the North West Province, the provincial health department said. The deceased were aged between 22 and...

Madagascar’s rulling party record a landslide victory in senatorial vote

The party of Madagascar's president has won an overwhelming victory in last month's senatorial elections, held six years after the upper house of parliament was dissolved because of a coup, the electoral commission said. According to preliminary results published...

Zambia president Lungu signs law setting Aug. 11 for election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu signed Tuesday a constitutional amendment bill that set the next general election for August 11, as the country endures economic turmoil due to falling copper prices. Lungu, who won narrowly elections in 2015 after the...

South Africa vow not to lower trade standards in negotiations with U.S

South Africa has not lowered its trade standards by any means in the process of negotiating with the United States, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Monday. The minister was speaking after South Africa missed...

Malema blames Mandela era compromises and mistakes for hobbled South Africa’s economy

Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy. Malema accused Mandela of “turning against himself” in abandoning elements...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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