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South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go 'urgently'

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power on Tuesday. He is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday, an official said. He had already told them he was willing to stand down in the next three to six months, the official added. Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, has been dogged by corruption…

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All rape cases to be 'urgently' reviewed over evidence disclosure

Media playback is unsupported on your device All current rape and serious sexual assault cases in England and Wales are being reviewed by senior prosecutors to ensure evidence has been disclosed. It comes after the collapse of several recent rape trials because evidence had not been shared with defence lawyers. Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said cases yet to come to trial are being assessed “as a matter or urgency”. She said as a result “a number of cases” are likely to be stopped. In the lead up…

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