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Shaun Abrahams: Since his appointment, he  has been accused of displaying bias in favour of President Jacob Zuma around criminal cases, allegations Mr Abrahams denies. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams has been ordered to vacate his post by the high court after it ruled that his appointment by President(...)

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa: The  930 voting delegates   from branches that did not finalise their nominations   on time could change the shape of the ANC leadership race. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have an early lead in the race to become the next president of the ruling African National (...)

Dirk Redman was found guilty by a Medical Council fitness to practice committee of disgraceful and dishonourable conduct

A doctor who exposed himself to a nurse and a teenage patient in two separate incidents has been struck off the medical register by the High Court. D(...)

Annalise Murphy and her crew onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic arrive into Cape Town. Photo: Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race

A shade under three weeks since starting Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon and it’s done and I now have 10,000 nautical miles of ocean racing (...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on Turn the Tide on Plastic during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photograph: Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race

It is as if the end of the main hurricane season released a pent-up horde of escapists from the oncoming European winter season. Such has been the tra(...)

Zimbabweans celebrate after  Robert Mugabe resigns as president after nearly four decades in power. Photograph:  Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Zimbabwe is expected to move quickly to install a new leader after the resignation of its 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe sparked scenes of jubila(...)

Annalise Murphy stands on board Turn the Tide on Plastic during day 15 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo: Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race

Apparently, I’ve started talking in my sleep. Much to the amusement of the others on board Turn the Tide On Plastic, I’ve been giving orders as if I’(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

  Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa: It is  believed that  tensions between Mr Mnangagwa and Mr Mugabe’s wife, Grace, around who will succeed the Zimbabwean president were behind his  removal from office. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition to Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe appears to growing following his decision to sack a former close ally who was forced to leave the co(...)

Bundee Aki at the Ireland rugby squad training centre at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During my apprenticeship, I was told by Ronan O’Gara to think three or four phases ahead after any set piece attack. Playing international rugby nowad(...)

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