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South Africa’s Gupta scandal – BBC Newsnight

In South Africa, allegations of high-level corruption are being fuelled by a huge leak of confidential emails. Mixed up in the scandal is a British PR company, Bell Pottinger, which has been accused of fuelling racial tensions in order to distract attention from a powerful family with links to President …

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Former ANCYL leader ‘shot 15 times’ in KZN – Citizen

CitizenFormer ANCYL leader 'shot 15 times' in KZNCitizenMagaqa and two others were coming from an ANC regional meeting when they were accosted and shot. Former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been admitted to hospital after being shot with two other councillors in uMzimkhulu, ...BREAKING: Former ANCYL secretary-general shot in ambushTimes LIVEThree ANC councillors shotIndependent OnlineANC councillors shot at local spaza shop, 15 timeseNCAall 5 news articles »

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BREAKING: Former ANCYL secretary-general shot in ambush – Times LIVE

“Whoever shot them did it either while they were getting out of the vehicle to go into the shop, or as they were on their way out. We are waiting for more information,” he said.

During the Stephen Dlamini memorial lecture in Ixopo in May, Magaqa told TimesLIVE he was afraid of being killed as tensions gripped the region.

Magaqa, a former student leader, rose to national prominence after being elected as the ANCYL secretary general in June 2011 as part of the top six with then president Julius Malema. He was suspended from the party for a year in 2012 following a series of defiant statements made against senior party leaders.

So brazen have the killings in the region been that the KwaZulu-Natal ANC top five and the provincial working committee have been jolted into action. The ANC officials held a meeting with structures in the region in a bid to find a solution to the escalating problem.

Regional deputy secretary and Umzimkhulu speaker Khaya Thobela was the first to be gunned down in April. He was shot on Thursday April 20 while arriving at his home in Mfundweni‚ Umzimkhulu, and died in hospital three days later.

Former Harry Gwala councillor and branch leader Khaya Mgcwaba was gunned down on May 11, also in Umzimkhulu.

Twelve days later on May 23, and a month after Thobela’s death‚ Mduduzi Tshivase‚ a teacher and Harry Gwala councillor, was killed at his eMachunwini, Umzimkhulu, home.

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Kenyatta vs. Odinga: A study in contrasts

Ahead of Kenya’s elections, the opposition stalwart is promising to shake things up, while the incumbent vows to protect the status quo. The two front runners, President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Raila Odinga (right). Credit: State House of Kenya/World Economic Forum. Kenya’s general election will be contested by a large number of hopefuls, but in reality it’s a two-horse race between Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance and President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party. Unsurprisingly in a country in which the executive continues to wield a dominant influence, coverage of the campaign has ...

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APC not threatened over PDP National Chairman – Abdullahi – Pulse Nigeria

VanguardAPC not threatened over PDP National Chairman – AbdullahiPulse NigeriaAbdullahi said there ought not to be reaction from the APC because it was not a party to the legal suit and couldn't be bothered by the court judgment. Published: 27 minutes ago; Pulse News Agency Local by NAN. Print; eMail · APC spokesman, Bolaji ...PDP: Fayose, Wike, Umahi, Mark, others laud Supreme Court judgementPremium TimesPDP has lost its credibility - APC N/east vice chairDaily...

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Rowdy crowds disrupt Uhuru, Raila events – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaRowdy crowds disrupt Uhuru, Raila eventsThe Star, KenyaPresident Uhuru Kenyatta hurriedly left Kisumu yesterday as NASA supporters shouted and threw stones. In Kabarnet, hostile Jubilee crowds forced NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga to abandon his rally. It was the first time the rival presidential candidates ...Raila pledges to end insecurity in Baringo as rally disruptedDaily NationMy deal with Railawill hold, Kalonzo assuresThe StandardUhuru, Raila send 'get

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Kenya’s whirlwind weekend underscores election uncertainties

A series of unrelated but important events the past few days could have significant repercussions for the tightening race. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead in the polls over Raila Odinga has narrowed from a high of 30 points down to 5. Credit: Xiaojun Deng. Kenya experienced a remarkable, if seemingly coincidental, series of events this weekend. Nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabaab militants. The Secretary of Internal Security died suddenly. President Uhuru Kenyatta ...

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APC doesn’t practice internal democracy, says Adeleke; gets Certificate of Return – Vanguard

VanguardAPC doesn't practice internal democracy, says Adeleke; gets Certificate of ReturnVanguardABUJA – The Senator-elect for Osun West Senatorial District, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Speaking with journalists shortly after ...Amid Senator-elect's viral celebration dance, son gets spotlightPremium TimesI have taken the result in good faith - Aregbesola candidatePulse NigeriaOsun

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Kenya’s 2017 elections will be like none before. Here’s why.

Devolution has demystified local power and emboldened voters to assert themselves, leading to shocks all the way up the political pyramid. President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) and his Jubilee coalition face a strong challenge from the NASA alliance, led by Raila Odinga. Credit: AMISOM/Ilyas Ahmed. Kenya’s 2017 elections are set to be the country’s most interesting yet. The political landscape has shifted, and whatever else these elections turn out to be – violent, peaceful, confusing − they are going...

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I will put my Presidency on line to stop galamsey – President – Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyI will put my Presidency on line to stop galamsey - PresidentGhana News AgencyAccra, July 10, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday said he was prepared to put his presidency on the line in his quest to end the scourge of illegal mining to safeguard Ghana's future. He said he was not worried whose ox was gored ...Galamsey fight will come on, you can vote me out.PrimenewsghanaJohn Peter Amewu: My Kind Of State Minister!Peace FM OnlineI'll win galamsey fight – Akufo-AddoStarr 103.5 FMPulse...

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How Odigie-Oyegun caused APC’s loss in Osun Election – Timi Frank – Vanguard

VanguardHow Odigie-Oyegun caused APC's loss in Osun Election – Timi FrankVanguardABUJA – 'Suspended' Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Timi Frank has slammed the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee NWC of the party for its loss of the Osun West ...Fayose congratulates Adeleke on victoryPulse NigeriaAdeleke's Victory In Osun, Signal Of APC Rejection In South West – AdewaleLeadership NewspapersOsun: More victories on the way for PDP ―Bode GeorgeNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)Daily Post Nigeria -TheCable -YNaija -NAIJ.COMall 10 news articles »

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Amsterdam Airbnb owner may face attempted murder charge after check-out row – Eyewitness News

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NPP Chaos : NPP to “act appropriately” on Kennedy Agyapong’s conduct– John Boadu – Pulse.com.gh

News GhanaNPP Chaos : NPP to “act appropriately” on Kennedy Agyapong's conduct– John BoaduPulse.com.ghIt follows repeated outbursts by the maverick politician who has been accused by political scientists of dragging the NPP's name into disrupute. Published: 15:11 , Refreshed: 15:58; Abu Mubarik. Print; eMail ...Owusu-Bempah rejects Ken Agyapong's suggestion of NPP electoral misconductYEN.COM.GHall 32 news articles »

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Killer whales hunt great white sharks in South Africa

Contact inquiries@nextanimation.com to license this or any News Direct video For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw Three great white shark carcasses washed ashore in South Africa in just one month in the first half of the year, suggesting that one of the ocean’s most feared predators is also being hunted. …

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Ex-South African’s petition calls for UK parliament to debate Bell Pottinger – Times LIVE

Even though the petition is not on the correct website for debate‚ because the official petition site is still closed following the recent UK general election‚ Peake said he has discussed his petition with an MP who has agreed to present it for debate.

Peake's petition claims the white monopoly narrative used by Bell Pottinger is linked to the spike in farm murders that occurred in South Africa in January and February.

There were about 32 farm murders in the first two months of this year compared with fewer 50 in 2016. But reasons for the spike has not been explained by the police.

The white monopoly narrative by Twitter bots who targeted people critical of the Gupta family began in February. Peake firmly believes the racial tensions caused by this narrative had a part to play in the murders.

He says he has emailed a number of Bell Pottinger’s clients‚ asking them to rethink their relationship with the PR company.

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NPP MPs Defensive Approach On Contaminated Fuel Is Shameful – NDC Activist – Peace FM Online

Peace FM OnlineNPP MPs Defensive Approach On Contaminated Fuel Is Shameful - NDC ActivistPeace FM OnlineThe press conference organised by the Majority in Parliament over the contaminated fuel has been described as shameful by Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, the spokesperson of former Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) boss. According to the NDC Communication ...Coalition calls on President Akufo-Addo to interdict BOST MDGhana News AgencyOil contamination committee not dissolved; Gov't reacts to MinorityMyjoyonline.comContaminated Fuel : Minority accuses government

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