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2017-03-16 19:21
President Jacob Zuma. (AFP)

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EXCLUSIVE: Slain British rancher 'tried in vain to reach out to pastoral herders' in Kenya

Nairobi – Two weeks ago, a British rancher, Tristan Voorspuy, was killed by pastoral herders in the in the north of the east African country of Kenya.

Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan and British national, was found dead on March 5 at the Sosian ranch in Laikipia County, some 500km north of the capital Nairobi. He co-owned the ranch.

According to reports Voorspuy met his fate as he "ventured" out on horseback to visit a site on the ranch where two cottages had been set ablaze by the herders.

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Crocodile 'kills, eats 8-year-old boy'

Harare - A crocodile in northern Zimbabwe has allegedly killed and eaten an 8-year-old child, it was claimed on Thursday.

Grim footage of what appear to be human remains being recovered from the crocodile has been posted to YouTube by online news outlet Bulawayo24. 

The footage, which News24 has seen, shows men slitting open the crocodile and retrieving human parts from its belly. These are then placed on a grey blanket next to the dead animal.


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Emulate Zuma and Buhari's 'good relations', citizens told

Lagos – Nigeria's lawmaker Femi Gbajabiamila says the "good relations" that exist between President Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari should "rub off" onto the citizens of the two countries. 

Gbajabiamila reportedly said this after parliamentary delegations from the two countries met in Pretoria to discuss the recent spate of xenophobic attacks and how to "deepen diplomatic relations".  

There were several incidents last month of locals attacking migrants from Africa - and elsewhere - and their businesses in both the administrative capital Pretoria and the commercial capital Johannesburg.

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Somali pirates open fire on local naval forces, officials say

Mogadishu - A Somali official says pirates who seized an oil tanker have opened fire on naval troops from the semiautonomous state of Puntland, sparking clashes between the two sides.

Ali Shire Mohamud, the commissioner of Alula district where the ship is being held, says clashes started after naval forces tried to stop a boat carrying reinforcement pirates to the ship.

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Video shows Boko Haram shooting, beheading accused spies

Johannesburg - An organisation that monitors extremist groups says Boko Haram has released a video showing the killing of three accused spies by gunshot and beheading.

The SITE Intelligence Group said in a statement on Thursday that a fighter in the video uploaded on Monday calls those killed "agents" of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Zim man in court for 'keeping on walking' while flag hoisted, lawyers say

Harare - Here's a warning if you're travelling through a Zimbabwean border post: do NOT move while the national flag is being hoisted. You could get arrested - or worse. 

Sounds far-fetched but it's what happened to a 25-year-old Zimbabwean man who didn't stand to attention at Kariba border post last week, according to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

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