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Nigeria's president and main rival confident as polls close

Feb 24 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday's closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned. | Video

After false start, Nigerians focus on economy in tight presidential vote

Feb 22 2019

* GRAPHIC-Nigeria presidential election: https://tmsnrt.rs/2E6qkDO

South African woman jailed in landmark ruling for racist rant

Mar 28 2018

JOHANNESBURG A South African court jailed a white woman on Wednesday for yelling racist abuse at a black policeman, in a case that laid bare attitudes that endure more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

Roadblocks ahead for South Africa's Ramaphosa after Moody's win

Mar 26 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa will need to call on all his dealmaking skills to overhaul ailing state-owned firms and tackle land reform if he wants to capitalize on Moody's decision not to downgrade the country's debt to junk.

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeriosis outbreak

Mar 07 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeriosis outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

Mar 05 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

Mar 05 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year.

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

Mar 04 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.

Eight Gupta firms seek insolvency protection in South Africa

Feb 23 2018

JOHANNESBURG At least eight companies owned by the wealthy Gupta family accused of corrupt ties to former president Jacob Zuma, have filed for protection from creditors, documents showed on Friday.

Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

Feb 22 2018

JOHANNESBURG Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident.

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