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South African President Jacob Zuma


South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision. 

President Muhammadu Buhari gave assurance to Nigerians in Germany today that his administration will be unrelenting in prosecuting the anti-corruption war.

The report's findings could be highly damaging for Jacob Zuma


A corruption investigation expected to contain damning allegations against South African President Jacob Zuma will not be published on Friday, as planned.

Rival cult kills man and his girlfriend


A 21-year-old level 200 student of Geography, Benue State University (BSU),  Makurdi, Solomon Aondoaseer and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Doofan Agbaja, have been killed by members of a rival cult group in Makurdi.

Aliko Dangote


Dangote Group is investing about $20 billion into gas pipeline infrastructure, power generation, petrochemical, fertiliser, sugar refinery and petroleum refinery in the country.

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emphasised that Africa will be a priority when her country takes over the G20's revolving presidency at the end of 2016.

"The entire ANC leadership ... must take the fall", Jackson Mthembu said.

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The chief whip of South Africa's governing political party has called on its entire leadership - including President Jacob Zuma - to step down.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser

International News

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say.

President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

International News

US President Barack Obama has said Donald Trump's "continued flattery" of Russia's president and claims of election rigging are "unprecedented".

The European Union should be prepared for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, the EU's security commissioner warns.

Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a river in the south of the country.

At least 25 inmates have been killed in clashes between two rival factions in an overcrowded prison in northern Brazil, local media report.

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Local television showed images of fire fighters smashing glass panes to enter the building


At least 20 people have died after a fire broke out in a hospital in eastern India, local police say.

The Donald Trump campaign has admitted the Republican lags behind Hillary Clinton with just over two weeks to go before Americans cast their votes.

Kirkuk's governor said the situation inside the city was under control

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Fighters from the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group have attacked government buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least six police officers and 16 civilians.

Five people have died after their plane crashed at Malta International Airport.