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Former SA defence force colonel sentenced to death by South Sudan court

JOHANNESBURG, February – A South Sudan court on Friday sentenced a South African ex-colonel to be executed by hanging, a witness told Reuters, this after he was convicted of conspiracy and attempting to overthrow the government. Retired colonel William Endley,  55, had been providing advice to former-vice-president-turned-rebel-leader Riek Machar, whose forces have been fighting a civil war […]

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Befitting send off for Zim’s Tsvangirai

HARARE, February 20 ‑ Zimbabwe’s late main opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai received a befitting send off at a commemoration service by party supporters in Harare on Monday. Tsvangirai died on February 14, at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, after battling colon cancer for at least two years. Speaker after […]

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Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects released for rehabilitation in Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, February 19 – A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry confirmed. Reuters reported that Sunday’s release came simultaneously as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues. Last week one of the militants belonging to the organisation was the first person […]

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Tsvangirai to be buried Monday

HARARE, February 16 ‑ Zimbabwe’s late main opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg, will be laid to rest on Monday at his rural Buhera home. MDC-T interim leader Nelson Chamisa, who is also MDC Alliance acting president, said Tsvangirai’s body would arrive in Zimbabwe at 7pm Saturday aboard an Air Zimbabwe […]

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Another Egyptian presidential candidate detained by security forces

JOHANNESBURG, February 15 – Egyptian security forces have detained former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for alleged contacts with Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood group, Reuters reported Thursday. According to the state news agency MENA, Egypt’s security prosecution ordered Fotouh’s arrest as well as several leaders of his Strong Egypt party on Wednesday. In […]