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Swaziland:Swazi Royals Spend, Spend, Spend

King Mswati the absolute monarch of impoverished Swaziland wore a watch worth US$1.6 million and a suit beaded with diamonds to his 50th birthday party.Days earlier he had received delivery of his second private jet. This one, an A340-300 Airbus, repor...

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Angola:Mauritius Freezes Bank Accounts of Dos Santos Jnr's Friend

By Will FitzgibbonMauritian authorities have frozen 91 bank accounts linked to investor Jean-Claude Bastos, a key figure from the Paradise Papers with close connections to Angola's former leaders.Mauritian authorities have frozen 91 bank accounts linke...

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South Africa:Was Trump's Tariff Exemption Rejection Part of Targeting South Africa for UN Vote?

analysisBy Peter FabriciusWas this retaliation for South Africa repeatedly voting against the United States in the United Nations General Assembly?Was it just a coincidence that US President Donald Trump rejected South Africa's request for exemption fr...

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