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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 […]

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UN expects “full cooperation” from Somalia following envoy’s expulsion

JOHANNESBURG, January 7 – The UN Security Council (UNSC) is expecting full cooperation between Somalia and the UN following the expulsion of South African diplomat Nicholas Haysom, the head of the UN Assistant Mission in Somalia (Unsom), over his criticism of the Somali authorities and security forces. Over the weekend in a unanimous statement the […]