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Jacob Zuma to be tried for corruption

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal.The case centres on a 30bn rand ($2.5bn; £1.7bn) deal to modernise…

Ramaphosa reshuffles Cabinet

PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several changes to his Cabinet. Here are short biographies of some of the new and not-so-new faces in the national executive.Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has made a…

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills 17

MAPUTO - At least 17 people - including children - have been killed in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, and many more injured after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed, officials say.The pile of waste, some 15m (49ft) high, gave way…

SA president Zuma resigns

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party.In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC…

Zuma resigns as SA president

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party.In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC…

ANC resolves to recall Zuma

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early Tuesday morning resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state after he refused to resign, local media reported.The…

ANC formally asks Zuma to go

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign, a senior party official has confirmed.The decision to "recall" him "urgently" followed marathon talks…

ANC ups pressure on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's ruling party has called a meeting of its top body for Wednesday, amid growing pressure on President Jacob Zuma to stand down.In a statement, the ANC said the meeting would discuss the…