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South Africa probes state attorneys as Ramaphosa graft crackdown widens

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said on Tuesday, the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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South Africa's top court orders Zuma-appointed chief prosecutor to leave post 13 Aug 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled the appointment of the chief prosecutor, who was given his job after former president Jacob Zuma removed his predecessor, was invalid and ordered that he be replaced within 90 days.

Kenya charges top officials with fraud over new $3 billion railway 13 Aug 2018

NAIROBI A Kenyan court on Monday charged the heads of the agency that manages public land and of the state railway with fraud over land allocation for a new $3 billion (£2.3 billion) train line linking the capital with East Africa's biggest port.

Protesting Nigerian troops fire into air at northeastern airport 12 Aug 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigerian troops staging a protest at the airport in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday shot into the air for around four hours, soldiers and local people said.

Banro gold mine trucks attacked in eastern Congo, two dead - army 11 Aug 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Militiamen in eastern Congo attacked trucks belonging to Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine, killing two people and kidnapping four others, the army said on Saturday, in at least the third attack on mine personnel since last year.

Cameroon probes video showing security forces apparently executing civilians 10 Aug 2018

YAOUNDE Cameroon's government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people in the far north of the country, where they are battling Islamist militants.