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S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johanesburg - South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said Sunday.

Shortage of GPUs used in cryptocoin mining hinders research

Berkeley - Aaron Parsons an associate professor of Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley is using an array of radio telescopes to help him discover the first stars that formed in the universe about 13 billion years ago.

'New dawn' for S.Africa, says new president Ramaphosa

Cape Town - South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed "a new dawn" for the country in his first policy speech after Jacob Zuma's bruising nine-year term came to an end.

Out but not yet down: Cloudy future awaits Jacob Zuma

Cape Town - South Africa's Jacob Zuma, president until Wednesday when he resigned on live TV, faces an uncertain future as his legal challenges mount and his support network crumbles.

Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in 'new dawn' for S.Africa

Cape Town - South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday hailed "a new dawn" as he pledged to tackle the corruption that his predecessor Jacob Zuma is accused of fostering.

Relief, joy in S.African parliament after 'Zexit'

Cape Town - Chants of joy mingled with almost audible sighs of relief in South Africa's parliament on Thursday as the turbulent, scandal-stained era of President Jacob Zuma was consigned to history.

Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

Johanesburg - Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations.

South African lawmakers choose Ramaphosa as president

Cape Town - South African lawmakers on Thursday selected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party.

Zuma's reluctant exit ushers in new S.African president

Cape Town - South Africa prepared to welcome wealthy former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president Thursday after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his own party.

S.Africa's Zuma resigns 'with immediate effect'

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma announced his immediate resignation on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence.

S.Africa crisis: The Ramaphosa era opens

Johanesburg - South Africa's parliament on Thursday chose Cyril Ramaphosa, an anti-apartheid activist who became a wealthy businessman, to be president after Jacob Zuma, tarred by scandal, was forced from office.

The Guptas: A family at the heart of Zuma's troubles

Johanesburg - A politically-connected business dynasty that moved to South Africa from India, the Gupta family finds itself at the centre of many of the scandals that have dogged President Jacob Zuma's administration.

S.Africa police raid house of Zuma's allies in graft probe

Johanesburg - South African police on Wednesday raided the Johannesburg house of the Gupta family, which is accused of playing a central role in alleged corruption under scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma.

S.African MPs set to finally oust Zuma Thursday: ANC

Cape Town - South Africa's parliament will hold a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject him from office after days of stalemate.

Cyril Ramaphosa: S.Africa's 'nearly man' no more

Cape Town - In the course of his 65 years, Cyril Ramaphosa has experienced the poverty of Soweto, jail for fighting apartheid, trade union activism, fabulous wealth -- and now the ultimate prize of South African politics, the presidency itself.

S.Africa declares drought a 'national disaster'

Cape Town - South Africa on Tuesday declared a "national disaster" over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave homes in Cape Town without running water.

Zuma's five biggest career scandals

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma's battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies.

South Africa declares drought a 'national disaster'

Cape Town - South Africa on Tuesday declared a "national disaster" over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave the city of Cape Town without domestic tap water.

S.Africa's ANC to remove Zuma as head of state: local media

Johanesburg - South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early Tuesday morning resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state after he refused to resign, local media reported.

Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

Johanesburg - A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim's body.
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