When South Africa’s Julius Malema holds Kenya’s Ruto to account
18 November 2023 | 3:11 am
South Africa's firbrand politician, Julius Malema, gave a dynamic speech at the launch of the Pan-African Institute, in which he criticzed Kenya's President William Ruto. Malema received enthusiastic cheers from the audience. But did he cross a line and break the African etiquette that a guest does not speak ill of their host?
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Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies meet in Johannesburg as divisions between the founding members about the bloc's future appear to emerge. Thirty-eight Senegalese nationals are repatriated after a migrant boat drifts off Cape Verde. And Zimbabwe gears up for presidential elections amid economic hardship.
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