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Mahama snatches Ghana election amid meddling claims

Ghana's electoral authorities said John Dramani Mahama has won a new term as president in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering.

‘Fragile’ Bissau needs help, says presidential hopeful

Guinea Bissau's presidential hopeful, Carlos Gomes Junior says the country needs international rescue ahead of elections.

Liberia’s Sirleaf eyes unity government

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will seek to reunite the country by forming a government that includes her rivals, if she wins the polls.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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