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Zambian opposition leader released from prison

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – Zambian opposition politician, Hakainde Hichilema, was released from prison on Wednesday and the treason charges against him dropped, this shortly before his trial was to begin.   “Hakainde Hichilema and his five co-accused have been released from prison with the treason charge dropped,” his United Party for National Development (UPND) said […]

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Zuma sets up ministerial committee for Mandela centenary celebrations

PRETORIA, AUGUST 16 – President Jacob Zuma has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to plan and coordinate the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela who would have turned 100 on 18 July 2018. In a statement on Wednesday, the Presidency said the IMC would “coordinate the country’s commemoration programme to ensure that the legacy […]

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Zimbabwe vice president still in critical condition over food poisoning

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – Contrary to state media reports in his home country suggesting his health is improving, Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is still in a critical condition in South Africa. Mnangagwa has sought treatment in South Africa for suspected food poisoning reportedly linked to the factional battles to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Impeccable […]