South African leader defends contested fundraising campaign
4 hours ago
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa maintains that his ANC presidential campaign, known as CR17, was legitimate and that there was no misuse of public funds. The South African president answered questions on party funding in parliament after the country's ethics watchdog accused him of having misled Parliament last year over a 500,000-rand (36,000-dollar 32,000-euro) donation to his campaign from a company facing corruption allegations.
The U.S. family walking in the footsteps of their slave ancestors
1 day ago
Mother and daughter Tani Sanchez and Tani Sylvester's ancestors were taken as slaves from Ghana. On the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of slaves in North America, the pair are taking a tour "back home" to explore their heritage.
Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march
3 days ago
Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare. Zimbabwe's opposition party lawmaker Innocent Gonese says the people of the country have "every right to exercise the rights which are protected by the constitution".