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South Africa withdraws arrest warrant for Zuma friend Gupta

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has provisionally withdrawn an arrest warrant for Ajay Gupta, a businessman and friend of former president Jacob Zuma, police said on Friday, in a setback for the government’s promised fight against corruption. Source link

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Mozambique's ex-intelligence head, chair of three state-run firms arrested – source

MAPUTO (Reuters) – Five people including the ex-head of Mozambique’s intelligence services and the chairman of three firms linked to the country’s $2 billion debt scandal have been arrested in Mozambique, a police source said on Friday. Source link

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Ex-Mozambique finance minister denied bail in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG/MAPUTO (Reuters) – Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2 billion in fraudulent loans. Source link

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South African's ex-ambassador to Iran arrested in MTN investigation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Pretoria’s former ambassador to Iran has been arrested in South Africa on charges he took a bribe to help telecoms company MTN win a $31.6 billion licence to operate in Iran. Source link

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Egypt thwarts bomb attack on Cairo security forces: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities thwarted an attempt to target security forces with a home made bomb in Cairo’s western Giza district on Friday, the interior ministry said. Source link

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Rape still endemic in South Sudan's Unity state despite peace -UN

GENEVA/JUBA (Reuters) – Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite the signing of a peace deal to end the civil war in September 2018, according to a U.N. investigation published on Friday. Source link

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Mozambique's ex-intelligence head, chair of three state-run firms arrested – source

MAPUTO (Reuters) – Five people including the ex-head of Mozambique’s intelligence services and the chairman of three firms linked to the country’s $2 billion debt scandal have been arrested in Mozambique, a police source said on Friday. Source link

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U.S. military denies taking part in raid on al Qaeda site in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) – The U.S. military denied on Thursday taking part in a raid on an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city of Ubari, contradicting a statement by a Libyan official. Source link

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Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Tripoli-U.N

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flown on Wednesday from the Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. Source link

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Zimbabwe set to retrieve trapped illegal miners, more casualties expected

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean authorities are expected to start retrieving trapped illegal gold miners on Friday but none are expected to have survived flooding in the shafts and the number of casualties could be about 50, state media reported. Source link

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