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'It's a private matter,' says Swaziland on Zambian leader's $4mln mansion

Swaziland has reportedly said that the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter".

According to Lusaka Times, Swaziland's government spokesperson Percy Simelane was quoted by the Times of Swaziland newspaper as "reluctantly saying that the purchase of land to build a family house…

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Portugal lets Angola try ex-VP in graft case, hopes to improve ties

A Portuguese court on Thursday ruled that former Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente, accused by Portuguese prosecutors of corruption and money laundering, can be tried in Angola, which Portugal hopes will remove a major thorn in the bilateral ties. 

The long-running case, which will now be sent to the African nation, has angered Angolan…

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Zim electoral body tells opposition parties to 'back off' – report

Zimbabwe's electoral body has reportedly said that it would not be pressured into disclosing who the suppliers of ballot papers for this year's crunch elections are.

According to NewsDay, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said that there was no law compelling it to involve political parties in its procurement deals.

ZEC said that it would…

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Zimbabweans livid as beer taps running dry

Social media is abuzz in Zimbabwe after the country's biggest brewer and Anheuser-Busch InBev associate unit Delta Corporation said it is running out of ingredients for the manufacture of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, raising fears beer could run out in the next few days.

This is because Delta Corp, one of the largest companies on the…

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