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Joe Brock

Joe Brock

    Thuli Madonsela to question Zuma in Gupta state capture inquiry
    Thuli Madonsela to question Zuma in Gupta state capture inquiry
    The public protector will question President Jacob Zuma this week over allegations he was influenced by the wealthy Gupta family in making...
    Failed tuna venture debt could sink Mozambique
    Failed tuna venture debt could sink Mozambique
    The 24 fishing boats rusting in the harbour of Mozambique's capital were meant to be a modern tuna fleet that would rake in hard currency, create...
    Killing of former Lesotho army chief deepens instability
    Killing of former Lesotho army chief deepens instability
    The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident that risks...
    Zambian elections on Tuesday could determine pivotal issues in its major copper industry
    Zambian elections on Tuesday could determine pivotal issues in its major copper industry
    The copper industry is the spluttering motor of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. But hit by plummeting metal prices, accusations of corruption and a hike in taxes, mining companies say production and jobs are at risk unless the new president steps in....
    Nigerian police rescue Indian crew kidnapped by pirates
    Nigerian police rescue Indian crew kidnapped by pirates
    Nigerian police have rescued three Indian sailors who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea last month.
    Nigeria's Boko Haram seize slave 'brides'
    Nigeria's Boko Haram seize slave 'brides'
    In the gloom of a hilltop cave in Nigeria where she was held captive, Hajja had a knife pressed to her throat by a man who gave her a choice --...
    Nigeria's property boom is only for the brave
    Nigeria's property boom is only for the brave
    On one of the most exclusive streets in Nigeria's capital sits a crumbling mansion with an unwelcoming message painted at its entrance:...
    Stick, then carrot for Nigeria's Boko Haram
    Stick, then carrot for Nigeria's Boko Haram
    Nuradin Mohammed used to resent and fear the troops who swept past his fish stall in this north-east Nigerian city on the trail of Islamist...
    Jonathan cuts fuel prices, Nigeria protests suspended
    Jonathan cuts fuel prices, Nigeria protests suspended
    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday petrol prices would be reduced to 97 naira ($0.60) a litre and labour unions agreed to suspend...
    Talks on hold as Nigeria oil workers continue strike
    Talks on hold as Nigeria oil workers continue strike
    Nigerian workers took to the streets for a fifth day of strikes over the lifting of a popular fuel subsidy on Friday, after trade unions broke off...
    Eton's ancient game thrives in Nigeria
    Eton's ancient game thrives in Nigeria
    In a dusty Nigerian park, dozens of youths dodge goats and rusting cars to be first on to crumbling courts built to replicate the side of the...
    Riots mar Goodluck Jonathan's Nigerian election victory
    Riots mar Goodluck Jonathan's Nigerian election victory
    Deadly rioting erupted across Nigeria's largely Muslim north on Monday as youths torched churches and homes in anger at President Goodluck...