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Hawks arrest South Africa’s ex-ambassador to Iran on MTN corruption charges

The Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) revealed on Friday, that South Africa’s former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee was placed under arrest on charges of corruption and foreign bribery.

Why was Yusuf Salojee placed under arrest?

Saloojee, a 75-year-old, was placed in police custody on Valentine’s Day, months after a warrant of his arrest was issued out.

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This pertains to a crooked deal, involving MTN, that took place in Iran 13 years ago.

At the time, Saloojee was South Africa’s ambassador to Iran, operating under the jurisdiction of the department of international relations and cooperation.

Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Malaudzi,…

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Another South African detained in China on visa related charges

Sasha Redman, aged 25, went to China to teach English under the auspices of a school in the south of the country.

Sasha Redman. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN – Yet another South African working in China as a language teacher has been detained on work visa related charges.

Sasha Redman, aged 25, went to China to teach English under the auspices of a school in the south of the country.

But the school failed to secure her a work visa as promised and now she’s languishing in a cell.

In November, the detention of another young South African grabbed headlines.


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Study: APD Charges African-Americans Disproportionately For Resisting Arrest

This week the Asheville Citizen-Times published a study showing Asheville police were disproportionately charging African-Americans with resisting arrest.  The study, which looked at the last five year, found that 35-percent of resisting arrest charges filed by Asheville police were against African-Americans.  The city’s black population is only 12-percent.  The study also found a sizable number of those arrests for resisting an officer included no other charges.  Joel Burgess of the Citizen-Times spoke to many people for his story, including some people who were charged with resisting arrest.  That includes Johnnie Rush, whose beating and choking by a then-Asheville police…

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Zuma wants arms deal corruption charges set aside

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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma wants corruption charges relating to a $2.2 billion arms deal to be permanently set aside, his lawyers said on Friday, when Zuma made his fourth court appearance since the charges were reinstated.

Zuma, who was ousted by the ruling party in February, faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a deal to buy 30 billion rand of European military hardware for South Africa’s armed forces in the late 1990s.

The case is a rare example of an African leader being held to account for his actions. Zuma denies wrongdoing.

On Friday, judge Mjabuliseni Madondo adjourned the case to May 20, giving lawyers time to prepare for a debate on whether there should be a “permanent stay of…

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Trump Judicial Nominee Set To Fail Amid Voter Suppression Charges

Tim Scott — the lone African-American Republican in the Senate — sealed Farr's fate by saying on Thursday that he opposed the nomination.
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Calls on African Governments to reduce taxes and charges threatening the viability of airlines :: Kenya

African Airlines Assiociation (AFRAA)( Secretary General Abdelrahmane Berthe addresses 50th AGM in Rabat, Morocc

The 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM} of African Airlines Association (AFRAA) kicked off in Rabat, Morocco on Monday with calls on African Governments to reduces taxes and charges threatening the viability of airlines on the continent.

AFRAA Secretary General Abderahmane Berthe said it was pitiable that African air traffic currently accounted for a meager three percent of world traffic yet the continent carries 16 per cent of the world population.

He said besides high costs  imposed by Governments, inadequate infrastructure in many countries, restriction of market access, blocked funds in some countries and control rules inherited from   archaic bilateral air agreements  were…

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