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Former Botswana intelligence head arrested on charges of corruption

JOHANNESBURG, January 17  – Former Botswana Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Isaac Kgosi, has been arrested and is facing charges related to corruption, the African Daily Voice reported. Kgosi was arrested on allegations of tax evasion at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Wednesday upon his arrival from Dubai. The arrest […]

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Mboweni calls for end to Zim sanctions

JOHANNESBURG, January 16 – Finance minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe should look at introducing a new currency to counter its economic and financial challenges and also called for political leadership to intervene in ending sanctions in the troubled SADC country. Mboweni said that South African government representatives, including National Treasury director-general and […]

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DRC opposition candidate provisionally declared winner of presidential vote – reports

JOHANNESBURG, January 10 – Democratic Republic of Congo opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has been declared by election officials as the provisional winner of a contentious December 30 presidential vote, various media reported on Thursday. “Having gained… 38.57 percent of the vote, Felix Tshisekedi is provisionally declared the elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo,” news agency […]

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Magistrate rules arrest and detention of Mozambique finance minister is legal

JOHANNESBURG, January 9  – A Kempton Park magistrate ruled in favour of the state on Wednesday afternoon saying that the arrest warrant issued against Mozambique Finance Minister Manuel Chang was legal, after hours of argument and counter-argument between Chang’s defence lawyer and the state prosecutor. The United States is busy working on a formal extradition […]