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Row brews over whether Zuma will be arrested

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma must hand himself over to police Wednesday or face being arrested according to last week's ruling by the Constitutional Court because he was found to be in contempt. It...

Nigeria kidnap: Gunmen seize 140 school children in Kaduna state

Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 140 schoolchildren in the north-west of the country, police say. At least eight people were also abducted from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria early on...

Zuma compares sentencing to SA under apartheid

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma has insinuated that the apartheid government, which he fought against, treated him better than the current one. He told reporters he had always fought against injustices and was shocked...

Babies and nurses abducted from Nigerian hospital

Gunmen have abducted babies, nurses and security guards from a hospital in northwest Nigeria, the police say. The exact number of those taken in the city of Zaria isn't clear. Local bandits carried out simultaneous attacks...

Zuma wants court to review 15-month sentence

With just two days to go before the deadline for South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma to hand himself over to police, he has asked the country’s highest court to review its decision to...

Coup plotters sentenced to 15 years in Gabon

Three soldiers in Gabon have been sentenced to 15 years in jail for an attempted coup in 2019 when President Ali Bongo was recovering from a stroke. Lt Kelly Ondo - a commando leader and...

Bil Cosby’s sexual assault conviction overturned

Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a...

South Africa’s top court sentences ex-President Jacob Zuma

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in jail by the country's highest court. He has been given five days to hand himself in to police. Failing that, the police...

Eswatini’s King Mswati III flees after chaos rocks kingdom

King Mswati III of Eswatini has allegedly fled the kingdom after pro-democracy protests turned into chaos, South Africa’s SABC News has said. “Details are still sketchy,” SABC News said on Tuesday. On Monday evening, Eswatini’s leading...

South Africa’s top court sentences ex-President Jacob Zuma

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months by the highest court in the country. This came after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt after defying the court's order...
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