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South Africa slows nuclear power expansion plans

South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power station is seen on the outskirts of Cape Town. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth Africa's government has slowed its nuclear power expansion plans, according to a draft energy paper, although state energy utility Eskom said the country should stick to its original plan of bringing a new plant online by 2025.

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Zambia's generation game

Girls’ empowerment is a cause close to Tasila Lungu’s (centre) heart. Photo via Facebook

Presidential daughter Tasila Lungu has launched her own political career

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South Africa's mining chamber says court decision limits power of safety inspectors

A mine worker is seen underground at Lonmin's Karee mine in Rustenburg. RPhoto: Reuters/Siphiwe SibekoSouth Africa's Chamber of Mines said today that a Labour Court decision overturning a government-imposed safety stoppage at an AngloGold Ashanti mine placed limits on the power of state inspectors.

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Mozambique to treat bondholders, commercial lenders same in debt restructuring

A fisherman cleans his boat beneath Maputo's skyline. Photo: Reuters/Grant Lee NeuenburgMozambique wants to strike a debt restructuring deal before the end of this year and aims to treat bondholders on par with its other commercial creditors, the country's legal advisor has announced.

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Zuma wounded in no-confidence vote after parliamentary ruckus

Democratic Alliance party member David Maynier, centre, points at opposition party members before a motion to remove South African President Jacob Zuma as President at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPAThe African National Congress’s (ANC) show of parliamentary support for President Jacob Zuma against an opposition no-confidence motion was badly damaged when 35 of the party’s MPs failed to vote after a raucous parliamentary debate on 10 November.

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South Africa's Zuma unshaken ahead of today's no-confidence vote

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in South Africa's parliament. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPASouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be in parliament on Thursday for the no-confidence vote against him demanded by opposition MPs.

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