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  • South Africa: Presidency Refuses to Comment On Claims Zuma Met With Cape Crime Lords
    [News24Wire] The Presidency on Friday refused to comment on a report alleging that President Jacob Zuma met with gang leaders in the Western Cape in 2011.
  • Ghana: '2016 Will Be a Difficult Year'
    [Business Day] The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has predicted that 2016 will be “one of the difficult years” because the government has an uninspiring budget and financial statement.
  • South Africa: President Defends Hosting Hamas Leader
    [News24Wire] Hamas had evolved from a group which just wanted Israel to disappear, to accepting that they can live side by side with one other, President Jacob Zuma said in Parliament on Thursday.
  • Nigeria: Four Killed As Uniformed Robbers Raid Lagos Banks
    [Daily Trust] Lagos -Armed robbers dressed in military uniforms yesterday raided six banks at the Agbara Industrial Estate in Lagos.
  • Nigeria: Oil Find in Lake Chad Basin
    [Daily Trust] Nigerians got unusually cheering news recently when the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced that it “may well be on the verge of a significant oil find” in the Lake Chad basin. NNPC’s Group Managing Director and Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Ibe Kachikwu said the news was hinged on seismic data generated from the Chad basin. He said, “There are signs from the latest 3D seismic studies that oil may well be very close to being found now in Lake Chad after many years of trials.” He d
  • Africa: Rwanda Best Place to Be a Woman in Africa – Report
    [New Times] Rwanda ranks sixth in closing gender gaps in the world, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2015.
  • South Africa: Controversial Pastors May End Up in Prison
    [News24Wire] Several controversial religious leaders could face prison if they do not adhere to the demands of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission).
  • Zimbabwe: I Harbour No Other Ambition – First Lady
    [The Herald] The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe yesterday candidly declared that she is content with her position as secretary for Women Affairs in Zanu-PF and does not harbour any ambitions to take up a top post in the revolutionary party. This puts to rest speculation, including that she was aiming for the revolutionary party’s Vice Presidency, formulated by the private media ahead of the 15th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference slated for Victoria Falls next month.
  • Kenya: Hague Court Issues Four New Warrants of Arrest in DP Ruto's Case
    [The Star] The ICC has issued more sealed arrest warrants against Kenyans – this time four of them, three of whom sources say are close to Deputy President William Ruto.

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