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Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address postponed

In tonight's bulletin: Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address is postponed; Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger meet with France to discuss funding for a joint force against jihadists; and farmers are bearing the brunt of land speculation as international oil groups set up on the shores of Lake Albert in Uganda.

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Pressure grows on South Africa’s president as his state of the nation address is postponed. But Jacob Zuma may also have been handed a reprieve as the ANC party pushes back a meeting on his future.

Also, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger meet with France to discuss funding for a joint force to combat jihadist extremists in the region.

And Uganda is set to become a big oil producer as international oil giants line up to exploit a new find under Lake Albert. But this requires a lot of land and local farmers are bearing the brunt of speculation.

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