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24-Sep-2020 to 12:00

S/Africa: Zuma challenges Ramaphosa’s leadership in letter – again

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Former president Jacob Zuma has penned a second missive to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding explanation on how the incumbent financed his campaign to win the ruling African National Congress’ leadership about three years ago.

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23-Sep-2020 to 13:10

S/African protesters demand end to Zimbabwe rights violations

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The powerful National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has requested the African Union to intervene in Zimbabwe’s on-going political crisis, which has been exacerbated by a struggling economy and coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

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23-Sep-2020 to 12:55

Botswana temporarily lifts ban on exports of live cattle

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has temporarily lifted a ban on exports of live cattle in a move that will local livestock farmers selling their animals for slaughter in neighbouring countries, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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23-Sep-2020 to 10:05

S/Africa: Over 300,000 arrested during Covid 19 lockdown – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Over 300,000 South Africans have been arrested and charged for violating the coronavirus pandemic lockdown regulations since the exercise started in March this year, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said.

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23-Sep-2020 to 07:28

S/African cops top corruption list – Report

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s police officers are among the most corrupt state workers in the country, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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22-Sep-2020 to 17:27

Pressure mounts to liquidate S/Africa’s troubled airline

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Pressure mounted on Tuesday for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to liquidate South African Airways and save taxpayers the burden of keeping the loss-making airline afloat.

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22-Sep-2020 to 17:04

AU chair repeats call for a more representative UNSC

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday repeated the African Union’s call for reforms of the United Nations Security Council to make the body more representative.

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