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Ramaphosa commends the bravery of SA citizens after release of State Capture report, COVID-19 restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised the heroism of South Africans following the lifting of the last COVID-19 restrictions and the release of the State Capture Report last week.

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Nigerian state tells residents to take up arms against kidnap gangs

Nigerian authorities in the north-western state of Zamfara are calling on locals to arm themselves against criminal gangs, in an attempt to deal with the increasing numbers of kidnappings and violent attacks.

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Senegal, Morocco lead Francophone Africa’s rise in start-up rankings

Competition in Africa’s startup ecosystem is heating up as French-speaking nations put up a spirited battle for the top slots in an African startup ecosystem that has so far been dominated by the South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt.

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PAP set to elect new President

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) is expected to elect a new President this week, when the continental legislature convenes at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa. 

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SA opposition party rejects State Capture Report findings

The South African Economic Freedom Party leader, Julius Malema, has rejected Zondo Commission findings of the State Capture report.

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Nigeria's top judge resigns amid corruption allegations

Nigeria’s highest-ranking judicial officer, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned from his position.

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SA liquor board to lay criminal charges against tavern where 21 young people were killed

South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province’s Liquor board says it will lay against the owner of the Enyobeni tavern at Scenery Park in the Eastern Cape Province, where at least 21 young people were killed on Sunday morning.

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Women with children in UK face deportation to Nigeria, Ghana

Mothers and grandmothers, some of whom have lived in the United Kingdom(UK) for decades, are among those facing deportation to Nigeria and Ghana on a controversial Home Office charter flight on Wednesday.

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SA Minister to lead Team SA to world urban forum in Poland

South Africa’s Human Settlement Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, will lead Team South Africa at the 11th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11).

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Monkeypox not yet a health emergency: WHO

Monkeypox is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said over the weekend, although Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was deeply concerned about the outbreak.

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