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Cyril Ramaphosa’s mammoth clean-up job will start with Cabinet

[ad_1] The real work for Cyril Ramaphosa starts now. Delivering the state of the nation address is ceremonial; after that, he faces the arduous task of unravelling nine years of a corrupt and damaged administration under President Jacob Zuma. The ANC has recalled Zuma from office and wants Ramaphosa to …

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At least 17 dead in US school shooting

[ad_1] At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida, police have said. The suspect has been named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, and is a former student at the school who had been expelled. As the attack unfolded students …

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Jammeh-era media laws violated freedom of expression – ECOWAS court

[ad_1] A regional court sitting in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Wednesday found that Jammeh-era media laws violated the right to freedom of expression in The Gambia. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Court of Justice thus ruled in favour of petitioners who dragged The Gambia before …

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

[ad_1] Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri …

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President Zuma resigns

[ad_1] “I have taken the decision to resign with immediate effect” – South African President Jacob Zuma quits office [ad_2] Myjoyonline

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Trump lawyer admits paying porn star

[ad_1] Porn actress Stormy Daniels alleged in 2011 that she had an affair with Mr Trump in 2006 The long-term personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump has admitted privately paying an adult film star $130,000 (£95,000) in 2016, in a statement to the New York Times. It follows US …

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‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Zuma vows not to resign

[ad_1] South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong – and sees no reason to stand down immediately. Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced it would back a vote of no confidence in his leadership on Thursday. The 75-year-old has come …

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South Africa Zuma: Controversial Gupta family home raided by police

[ad_1] The family’s walled Johannesburg compound was subject to an early morning search by elite police Two people have been arrested in a raid on the home of the controversial Gupta family in South Africa as part of a government influencing investigation. The wealthy India-born Gupta family have been accused …

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Baby held for months over unpaid bill

[ad_1] A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held for months over an unpaid medical bill. Baby Angel’s mother told the BBC her milk had run dry after being separated from the child for the first five months …

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