Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed

Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said.

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Egypt gives new powers to military

Egypt gives new powers to military

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has authorised the military to protect state facilities after jihadists killed more than 30 soldiers last week. A spokesman said the new law gives the army the right to secure sites like power plants, main roads and bridges.

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Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

The last the world saw of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was a sombre figure, still wearing suit and tie, under police guard in the back of an armoured vehicle as he was transported to Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

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Mujuru linked to Mavambo, MDC

Mujuru linked to Mavambo, MDC

The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe yesterday again laid into the senior Zanu-PF leader she accused of fanning factionalism in the party, saying divisive opposition parties like MDC, Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn and other ills like corruption and factionalism were all mooted in the woman’s house.

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Fresh clashes break out in CAR

Fresh clashes break out in CAR

Fresh clashes have broken out in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), amid growing tension between rival militias. Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the night and again on Thursday. Shops have shut and residents are staying indoors.

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