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Latest update : 2017-09-15

Zuma's lawyers say 2009 decision to drop charges against him was irrational

In tonight's edition: President Jacob Zuma's lawyers say a 2009 decision to drop charges against him was irrational; Tunisia scraps a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims; and in Mali, there are growing concerns about the sale of a group of privately-managed schools to an education foundation run by the Turkish government.

In a shock move, lawyers for President Jacob Zuma agree that a decision back in 2009 to drop 800 corruption charges against the South African leader was irrational. It appears they've abandoned efforts to fight prosecution being restarted.

Also, Tunisia scraps a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims. The move's been welcomed by activists as an important step in tackling sexual discrimination in the country as the interfaith restriction did not apply to Muslim men wanting to marry outside of their faith.

And in Mali, there are growing concerns about the sale of a group of privately-managed schools to an education foundation run by the Turkish government. The institutions had previously belonged to a movement accused of trying to stage a coup last year.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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