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South Africa’s ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma: source

A senior source in South Africa’s African National Congress party says its executive committee decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading


Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading


Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday (December 14) to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. Continue reading


UK’s May criticises Trump retweet, urges support for Yemen and Iran nuke deal

AMMAN, JORDAN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (November 30) that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Continue reading


Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president – file

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 19, 2017) (ZBC) – Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe on Tuesday (November 21) as the country’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge. Continue reading


Mugabe is gone but his repressive system remains, activist

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara said on Wednesday (November 22) said he is relieved that Robert Mugabe resigned as president after close to four decades in power, but said the “Mugabe system” remains.
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Zimbabwe wakes up to life without Mugabe after 37 years

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to Zimbabwe on Wednesday (November 22) and will be sworn in as president on Friday (November 24) following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, according to the state broadcaster ZBC. Continue reading


Mnangagwa to be nominated as Zanu-PF’s candidate for Zimbabwe president

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday (November 19), replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, a senior party official told a news conference. Continue reading


UK’s Johnson apologises for distress caused by remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Continue reading