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UN peacekeeping commander sacked in South Sudan

In tonight's edition: South Sudan's UN peacekeeping commander is sacked, Jacob Zuma starts a court bid to block a graft report and a controversial gift in Cameroon gets a mixed reception.


The commander of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan is sacked after a report slams troops there for their unwillingness or inability to protect civilians. They stood by as soldiers in Juba brutally abused people a stone’s throw away.

Also, Jacob Zuma turns to the courts in a bid to stop the release of a potentially explosive report into corruption allegations and claims that the South African president allowed a powerful family to choose cabinet ministers.

And Cameroon's president has endeared himself to half a million students by promising them their own computer. It’s an expensive scheme that’s been welcomed by pupils, but not so much by economists.

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