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Zuma given November 30 deadline ahead of South Africa decision on graft charges


JOHANNESBURG South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has given President Jacob Zuma until Nov. 30 to make submissions before it decides whether to reinstate 783 corruption charges filed against him before he became president, it said on Friday.

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead 20 Oct 2017

JUBA A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

Former Bertling unit employees sentenced in Angola bribery case 20 Oct 2017

Three former employees of a former UK division of German logistics and freight company Bertling were sentenced by a London court for bribing an agent of Sonangol, the Angolan state oil group, Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said.


Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail 20 Oct 2017

WINDHOEK Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.

Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread 20 Oct 2017

GENEVA A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Kenyan police say four people killed during opposition demonstrations in past two weeks 20 Oct 2017

NAIROBI Kenya's police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week's repeat presidential vote.