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Latest update : 2017-07-25

South Africa's 'Guptaleaks': New website aims to reveal extent of 'state capture'

In tonight's edition: hopes for an HIV cure are revived after doctors announce that a South African child is in remission; three South African media outlets launch a common website to reveal the full extent of the Guptas' "state capture"; and Teodorin Obiang is facing new judicial woes.

Doctors reveal that a child in South Africa has been effectively "cured" of AIDS. Eight and a half years after coming off anti-retroviral drugs, the child remains symptom-free. This comes as an International AIDS conference in Paris urges the US not to stop funding research.

Also, with three South African news organisations coming together to launch Guptaleaks.com, we cross to Johannesburg to discuss just how much undue influence the wealthy Gupta family exerts on South African politics.

And legal troubles mount for the son of Equatorial Guinea's president. First accused of spending public cash on luxury goods in France, Teodorin Obiang now also stands accused in Switzerland of failing to pay an architect one million euros. 

By Mary COLOMBEL , Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN

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2017-12-15 DR Congo

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling

A landmark punishment for the use of child soldiers. A former warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for 10 million dollars in reparations. Seven years after the...

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2017-12-14 Sierra Leone

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 policemen in academy bombing

At least 18 people are dead in Mogadishu after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest. The victims were all policemen in training. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for...

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2017-12-13 counter-terrorism

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €110.5 million for G5 Sahel joint force

Germany's chancellor is among world leaders in Paris for a summit to prepare the launch of the G5 Sahel force, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE joining the ranks of donor nations...

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2017-12-12 Paris

African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

African heads of state join world leaders in the French capital for the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord. It comes ahead of a summit on the G5 Sahel Initiative....

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2017-12-11 Islamic State (IS) group

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. The African Union says countries across the continent must bolster intelligence...

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