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Mauritian president to resign over allegations of financial misconduct

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of Mauritius delivers her speech during the Budapest Water Summit 2016 in Hungary,Nov. 28, 2016. Photo: Zoltan Mathe/AP/SIPAMauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is expected to step down on Friday (March 23) after she was accused of using a credit card issued by an international non-governmental organisation to buy clothes and jewellery.

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South Africa mines minister to ready black ownership rules by May

May 18, 2016: closed mine shaft in Welkom, South Africa. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa aims to finalise revised plans for black ownership in the mining industry by the end of May, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday, promising to deliver "policy certainty" to an industry worried about new costs.

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S.Africa's Tiger Brands flags loss at meat unit after listeria outbreak

Bulls supporter pour some beer onto their braai meat at a local shebeen at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, May 29, 2010.Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa's Tiger Brands said on Monday it expected its meat products unit to record a monthly loss of up to 33 million rand ($3 million) after it suspended operations at four sites over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in 14 months.

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People to watch: Southern Africa

 

Rogerio Lucas Zandamela - photo: all rights reservedPeople to watch: Southern Africa

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him

Dec. 2014: Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, and Robert Mugabe. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa's move to oust him last year as a coup, in an interview broadcast on Thursday (March 15).

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South African court blocks Eskom signing of $4.7 bln of renewable energy deals

Nov. 21, 2011:  The cooling towers at Eskom's coal-powered Lethabo power station are seen near Sasolburg, South Africa. Photo: Denis Farrell/AP/SIPAA South African court has blocked state power utility Eskom from signing $4.7 billion of renewable energy deals, court documents showed on Tuesday, throwing the fate of the long-delayed projects into doubt.

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