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South African opposition leader's corruption trial suspended

EFF leader, Julius Malema is out on R10,000 bail. Photo©ReutersA South African court Tuesday indefinitely suspended the high profile corruption trial of an opposition leader saying he had taken too long to be tried.

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South Africa: Thuli Madonsela Fights back on Nkandla

Zuma's homestead, Nkandla. Photo©ReutersAfter weeks of public attacks from ANC politicians, South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has broken her silence, saying she is disappointed and surprised that Parliament refused to ask her to explain or consult her on the report on President Jacob Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla.

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South Africa: Julius Malema back in court

File photo©ReutersSouth African opposition leader, Julius Malema appeared in court on Monday facing charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering, accusations his supporters believe are part of a conspiracy by the government and the ruling ANC party.

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Uganda: Ex Prime Minister, Mbabazi to run as independent candidate in presidential election

Amama Mbabazi, former Uganda PM. Photo©ReutersUganda's former prime minister Amama Mbabazi said on Friday he would stand as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, accusing the ruling party of illegally blocking his efforts to stand on its ticket.

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A vengeful sentence for a 'Blood diamonds' journalist

Rafael Marques de Morais. Photo©H. Coroado/ReutersIf the six-month suspended sentence handed down in late May to Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais for criminal defamation was designed to silence the activist, it has had quite the opposite effect.

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Barack Obama on Africa's fragile foundation

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union. Phtoto©REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNSTUS President Barack Obama advised African leaders to respect their constitutions and condemned those who refuse to step down when their terms end, in an historic address to the African Union, in Addis Ababa, on Tuesday.

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Barack Obama to broker South Sudan peace and agreement

Photo©ReutersUS President Barack Obama is prepared to broker peace and power-sharing agreement in South Sudan.

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