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Firestorms: How Australia’s bushfires created their own weather

During Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, lightning strikes caused new fires up to 100 kilometres away from the original blaze

Uganda police arrest pop-star MP Bobi Wine, teargas supporters

Having already been detained a number of times, the singer who looks set to challenge President Museveni in the 2021 elections has been arrested

Iraq parliament demands US troop ouster after Soleimani killing

Ties have deteriorated after an American precision drone strike killed Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani

Sudan sentences Omar al-Bashir to two years for corruption

The former president is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict

UN suspends ties with Caritas in CAR over sex abuse probe

Caritas has been operating in the strife-torn country since 1991, mainly coordinating programmes to protect children and assist displaced people

Defiant Bale down but not out at Real Madrid

Two seasons on he remains but Madrid face PSG again at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, with the Welshman's future still in doubt

Who’s who in Namibia’s presidential elections?

Namibia votes in a general election on Wednesday. Here are the four frontrunners

Rennie: All Blacks left it too late to offer me coach job

New Zealand has said its new coaching team will be named before Christmas, but it has now missed out on at least three high-profile candidates

Former minister Bongani Bongo arrested on corruption charges

The arrest is a big statement of intent by the justice system, but his defence has already said it wants to make “representations”

Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

The strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in ads and Twitter's decision to ban them

Paddy farmers rise up against Madagascar’s ‘new city’

Farmers in Ambohitrimanjaka village are facing off with the authorities over a scheme that threatens to engulf a thousand hectares of rice fields

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in the DRC

It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting 50 000 people over a period of four months

Hashtag Saudi Arabia: Chasing critics on Twitter

Here is a look at how Saudi Arabia has cracked down on dissent and criticism on social media

In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums

Hundreds of residents who have been killed by the Special Action Forces (FAES) in what their loved ones and advocacy groups said were "executions"

Iraq: more than a month of anti-regime protests

Demands for the government to resign have led to deadly clashes since October 1

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Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

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Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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