November 28th @ 9:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009. The News24 news agency, citing sources in the ruling ANC party, said that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi had called on Zuma to step down. The clash came at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) party, which was... (World)
November 26th @ 12:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! In a corner of the British Museum's new South African exhibition, near an ancient golden rhino and a collection of apartheid-era campaign badges, sits a glass case holding a pitted, reddish-brown stone. It is the Makapansgat pebble, on display for the first time in its three-million-year history, curators reckon - an object that, in its own way, outshines the other treasures in the museum's halls. Experts theorise a very early ancestor of humans, Australopithecus africanus, picked up the ... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 7:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! Volkswagen on Sunday signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country, officials told a news conference. ''The Volkswagen Group opted for participation in Sovac. as we have cooperated successfully with our sales partner for many years,'' said Volkswagen executive Josef Baumert. ''For us, this is a logical step towards increasing vehicle sales in Algeria in the long term,'' he said at the signing ceremon... (Politics)
November 27th @ 10:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Ivory Coast says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who played two friendlies for England, has decided to switch international football allegiance to the west African nation. (World)
November 26th @ 5:54 PM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of Burundians protested Saturday against a UN probe into alleged rights violations, the latest show of anger against what authorities see as foreign interference in the central African nation. Mounting international criticism of abuses since President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term in April 2015 saw Burundi quit the International Criminal Court. The country also cut ties with the UN's main human rights body after a damning September report detailed atrocities, and warned ... (Politics)
November 25th @ 2:25 PM GMT
Yahoo! Malawi will hold public consultations to assess whether to reform colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality, the government said Friday. The southern African nation was the focus of controversy in 2010 when it jailed a gay couple for gross indecency after they held the country's first same-sex public ''wedding''. Then president Bingu wa Mutharika said the pair had committed a crime against Malawi's culture, religion and laws but later pardoned them on ''humanitarian grounds'' after... (World)
November 28th @ 6:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! A US court on Monday gave self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof permission to represent himself at his trial for allegedly gunning down nine African-American churchgoers last year in South Carolina. The ruling means that Roof, 22, could directly address family members of the victims, who were mowed down in June 2015 during a Bible study class at the historic ''Mother Emmanuel'' black church in Charleston. Monday's court proceedings focused on impaneling a 12-member jury and alte... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 1:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! Southern African leaders paid glowing tributes to the late revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, but if one country will forever be heavily indebted to his leadership of Cuba, it is Angola. Castro sent tens of thousands of troops when oil-giant Angola became embroiled in a proxy war between the United States and Russia who were vying for Cold War supremacy. Having gained independence from Portuguese colonial rule in 1975, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) government faced ... (Politics)
November 25th @ 6:04 PM GMT
Yahoo! South African President Jacob Zuma will meet with the ruling ANC party's ''integrity commission'' next week, party officials said, after a year of political scandals and poor local election results. Zuma has deep support within the African National Congress and its lawmakers, but has faced growing criticism from some senior party activists as well as anti-apartheid veterans and trade unions. ''The Integrity Commission will meet with the President on the 3rd of December to discuss the... (World)
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