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  1. Ghana's ex-first lady given go-ahead to contest presidency
  2. TB Joshua reinstates on Facebook Clinton win 'prophecy'
  3. Islamic State group 'repels naval attack' in Somalia
  4. Nobel laureate 'promises to leave US' after Trump win
  5. Zuma survives no confidence vote
  6. DR Congo war crimes suspect 'interfered with witnesses'
  7. Ivory Coast moves to curb alcoholism
  8. Angolan leader's daughter defends her appointment
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That's all from the BBC Africa Live page today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.  

A reminder of our African proverb of the day: 

Procrastination prevented the toad from developing its tail."

An Igbo proverb sent by Cornelius Chinedu, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Click here to send your African proverbs.

And we leave you with this photo of a man in South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town, protesting against the alleged capture of the state by some powerful businessmen: 

A man protests against the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) outside of the parliament during a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma debate at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 November 2016

Pro-Mugabe newspaper hopes Trump will usher in new era

President Robert Mugabe
President Robert Mugabe has been frozen out by Washington

Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper has welcomed Donald Trump's election in the US, rejoicing in his defeat of "the warmonger" Hillary Clinton and hoping that he can deliver change in the relationship between the two countries. 

The editorial in today's paper attacked the US for backing economic sanctions against Zimbabwe and sponsoring political opponents, describing the superpower as a "blundering global bully". 

Mrs Clinton is described by the paper as a "warmonger" whose "hands drip with blood". 

It added that Mr Trump's own relationship with the media might help him to sympathise with Zimbabwe: 

We hope Trump, who was considered an outsider and who was attacked no end for all of 18 months by the US and Western media that sought to cast him as an unstable, unelectable ogre, will — with the benefit of experience — understand the Western characterisation of Zimbabwe."

It concluded by congratulating Mr Trump on his victory and urging him to "live up to this promise to do things differently from the Washington establishment."  

Donald Trump with headline "time to build bridges Mr Trump"
In another article, the state-run newspaper said: "We congratulate the incoming president, and the American peopel for fighting a good fight."

IS 'repels naval attack' in Somalia

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This picture taken on September 1, 2016, in Nairobi shows a computer screen displaying the portrait of Somali-born cleric Abdulqadir Mumin, accused of heading the Islamic State group in East Africa.
Abdulqadir Mumin is said to head IS in Somalia

The militant Islamic State group (IS) says it has repelled a naval attack by Somali forces on the north-eastern town of Qandala.  

IS's self-styled news agency Amaq said that four small boats and a naval vessel of unidentified origin had carried out an assault on the town, which is located in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, on 9 November.

Mainstream media reported that Puntland forces had targeted IS positions around Qandala but this was not confirmed by Puntland authorities.

According to the privately-owned Somali website, Nato "warships" were involved alongside Puntland forces.

 Amaq reported that the attacking forces were soon repelled by IS fighters who forced them to retreat to the port town of Bosaso, which lies around 75 km along the coast to the west of Qandala. 

Read: How IS gained a foothold in Somalia 

Ghana ex-first lady given go-ahead to run for presidency

Thomas Naadi

BBC Africa, Accra

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (L), wife of Ghana's President Jerry John Rawlings, speaks with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) during the receiving line at the official state dinner at the White House 24 February.
Ghana's ex-first lady (L) hopes to be more successful than US ex-first lady Hillary Clinton (R) in the race for the presidency

Ghana’s electoral commission has announced the list of seven presidential candidates to contest the 7 December polls. 

Three of the eight disqualified candidates who resubmitted their forms have been included on the list. They include Papa Kwasi Ndoum, the presidential hopeful whose legal battle forced the electoral body to reconsider nominations. 

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, wife of former President Jerry Rawlings, has also been added to the list. 

President John Dramani Mahama is seeking a second term, in what is expected to be keenly contested election. 

SA manhunt after children given poisoned sweets

Nomsa Maseko

BBC Africa, Johannesburg

South African police are hunting for a man who is suspected of giving poisoned sweets to schoolchildren. 

The incident happened in three Johannesburg primary schools yesterday. 

Two out of the 60 children who ate the sweets are in a serious condition in hospital. 

Paramedics were called to the scene after a number of them complained of abdominal pain as well as nausea and vomiting. 

They were treated and taken to hospital. The children told paramedics they had been given sweets by an unknown man the previous day. 

A case of attempted murder had been opened. 

The education department has warned schools to be on the lookout for the suspect. 

A local journalist has tweeted a picture of what he says is a bag of the tainted sweets that was recovered: 

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Morocco's bid for AU membership opposed

Emmanuel Igunza

BBC Africa, Addis Ababa

Sahrawi women hold Polisario Front's flags during a ceremony to mark 40 years after the Front proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in the disputed territory of Western Sahara on February 27, 2016 at the Sahrawi refugee camp of Dakhla which lies 170 km to the southeast of the Algerian city of Tindouf.
People in Western Sahara have opposed Morocco for decades

Western Sahara has opposed Morocco’s bid to rejoin the African Union unless it recognises the independence of the disputed territory. 

Morocco has officially applied to return to the continental body it pulled out of in 1984. 

But Western Sahara’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Salek Ould Salek says Morocco’s continued "occupation" of the territory contradicts the founding principles of the AU. 

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has toured various African states in recent weeks seeking support for the bid to rejoin the AU. 

The request  will be discussed in January at an AU summit. 

Morocco has occupied Western Sahara since 1975. The AU recognises it as an independent state. 

More on Western Sahara

ANC vows to stand by scandal-hit Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has defended its decision keep President Jacob Zuma in office, despite the fact that he has been engulfed by corruption scandals. 

To remove Mr Zuma "arbitrarily or on the impulses of the Democratic Alliance would blatantly undermine the electoral will of the people", the ANC parliamentary chief said in a statement posted on the party's Twitter account:   

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While ANC lawmakers voted for Mr Zuma to remain in office during the opposition-sponsored no confidence motion, many party stalwarts are campaigning for his removal. 

They include former high commissioner to the UK Cheryl Carolous. When the BBC's Milton Nkosi met her, he asked her whether democracy was failing in South Africa:

ANC stalwart: 'President Zuma should step aside'

See earlier posts for more details

Your reaction: TB Joshua's Clinton win prophecy

end of FB post from TB joshua about election reads "What I frankly saw is a woman"
TB Joshua said that his vision showed a woman winning the US election

Yesterday Nigerian pastor TB Joshua's prophecy that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election mysteriously disappeared from his Facebook page following her shock defeat to Donald Trump. 

But today it reappeared, with a source at his mega-church telling the BBC that the prediction has been "mistakenly deleted" (see earlier post).

There have been hundreds of comments on the BBC Africa Facebook page about this story:

African pastors and their predictions are outdated.They lie and misuse God's name. They have more money than their own church members. Be wise Guys! Don't waste your money on them."

Peter West

TB Joshua is a real prophet... he's a human and might not have heard clearly from God. I believe there's a reason for the said prophecy."

Adebayo Tope

We really need to stop being gullible and believing in nonsense, magic and superstition as Africans and join the rest of the world in logic and science."

Dave Githu

I think he is partly right because Clinton did win the popular vote but didn't have enough electoral college votes."

Muazu Suleman Muhammad

How Zuma vote went

A total of 126 MPs voted for South Africa's President Jacob Zuma to be sacked, while 214 voted for him to remain in office. 

Jacob Zuma
Mr Zuma has survived similar votes in the past

BreakingZuma survives no confidence vote

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived a no confidence vote in parliament after the governing party used its majority to reject opposition calls to oust him. 

DR Congo war crimes accused 'interfered with witnesses'

Mr Ntaganda
Mr Ntaganda has denied war crimes charges

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have accused a former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader of interfering with witnesses in an attempt to influence the outcome of his war crimes trial. 

Bosco Ntaganda's phone conversations showed that was involved "in a broad scheme to pervert the course of justice, including by coaching potential defence witnesses, obstructing prosecution investigations and interfering with prosecution witnesses," chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in court papers. 

She called for "appropriate measures to be taken to safeguard the integrity" of the trial.

Gen Ntaganda and his lawyers have not yet commented on the allegation. 

Gen Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", is on trial at the ICC for alleged murder, using child soldiers and keeping women as sex slaves in eastern DR Congo between 2002 and 2003. 

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.   

Read: Ntaganda profile

SA opposition represents 'racial tyranny'

Malusi Gigaba, the Minister of Home Affairs speaks during a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma debate in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 November 2016.
Mr Gigaba vowed the governing party would not "surrender"

South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs has accused the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) of being a defender of "racial tyranny", at a fiery parliamentary debate on the future of President Jacob Zuma. 

Malusi Gigaba said the the opposition was trying to oust Mr Zuma to "protect the interests of the rich and powerful". 

He added: "There will no retreat or surrender from our side." 

Parliament is expected to vote at the end of the debate on a DA-sponsored motion of no confidence in Mr Zuma, saying he should be ousted because of the widespread allegations of corruption against him. 

The governing ANC is expected to defeat the motion. It has 249 MPs compared with the 151 of opposition parties. 

See earlier post for more details 

South African artist 'wants to celebrate maids'

Mary Sibande is a rising star of the South Africans art scene - her work has been exhibited all over the world and is currently showing in London's British Museum as part of a major exhibition on South African art. 

Her sculptured figure, Sophie, is a domestic worker – like Sibande's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother – but with a difference.

South African artist Mary Sibande: 'Why I want to celebrate maids'

Somali-born US legislator: I only knew two words of English

A Somali-born former refugee who made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States has told the BBC that campaigning against the profiling of black Muslims will be one of her priorities.

Ilhan Omar, 34, was elected to serve in Minnesota's state house of representatives. 

She's been speaking to the BBC's Bola Mosuro about what she wants to achieve in office, and reflecting on how far she has come since coming to the US at the age of 12 with very little English: 

I only knew two words, which were 'hello' and 'shut up'."

Ilhan Omar, a former refugee, was just elected to Minnesota’s house of representatives

Zuma 'like other dictators'

Jacob Zuma
President Zuma is in parliament for the vote of no confidence

South Africa is living under the "growing dictatorship" of President Jacob Zuma, EFF MP Floyd Shivambu has said.

Like "all dictators", he was "stealing money", he added. 

There have been two court rulings against Mr Zuma. 

The Constitutional Court ruled that he had breached his oath of office by failing to repay government money used to upgrade his private home. 

In a separate case, the High Court has ordered that he should be charged with 783 counts of corruption in relations to an arms deal. 

And an anti-corruption body has called for a judge-led inquiry to investigate allegations that Mr Zuma allowed a powerful business family to wield undue influence over his government. 

Zuma 'a disaster'

Inside of parliament full of MPs pictured from above
Mr Zuma is not expected to lose the vote of no confidence in parliament

An MP from Soth Africa's second-biggest opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is speaking. 

Floyd Shivambu described President Jacob Zuma as a "post-colonial disaster", and compared him with other long-serving African rulers. 

"He is going to arrest all of you, he is going to kill you," Mr Shivambu said. 

"We are going to bring Zuma down, he is going to fall," he added.    

Zuma praised by ANC

Woman leads a crowd cheering
ANC supporters have gathered outside parliament for the no confidence vote

South Africa's governing ANC MP Nomvula Mokonyane says the opposition is trying to "denigrade" President Jacob Zuma by calling for his removal from office

Addressing Mr Zuma, she added: "The world will never appreciate the good you do a million times, but will criticise the one mistake you make."

Mr Zuma has been dogged by allegations of corruption for more than a decade.

'Onslaught' against Zuma's ANC

Continuing her speech, the ANC's Nomvula Mokonyane says that the opposition Democratic Alliance is waging an "onslaught" against the government, and it does not want the lives of black people to improve. 

A local radio station is tweeting more details: 

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Racial jibes at Zuma debate

South Africa's main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has finished his speech, calling for a no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma. 

The governing African National Congress' (ANC) Nomvula Mokonyane is now speaking, and has rejected the no confidence motion as a "phantom". 

Mr Maimane was a "black face to protect white minority interests", she said, with the debate now becoming racially charged.

Opposition: 'Choice between Zuma and nation'

Mmusi Maimane (R), the leader of South Africa"s opposition Democratic Alliance speaks during a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma debate in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 November 2016.
Mr Maimane is the first black leader of the DA

South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has started speaking in parliament, and has called for the scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma to be voted out of office. 

He said lawmakers have a clear choice - between allowing "one man to enrich himself" and helping to lift millions out of poverty, between "elevating one man above the law" and regarding all South Africans as being equal before the law.

A BBC reporter in South Africa has tweeted more details of Mr Maimane's speech: 

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No secret vote allowed on Zuma

South Africa's parliament has rejected a call by the opposition to hold a secret vote on the no confidence brought against the embattled President Jacob Zuma.

The opposition accused the governing African National Congress (ANC) of being scared to allow a secret vote as its MPs may support the motion.

The ANC insisted that the rules be adhered to and the vote be held via a show of hands.

The vote will be held after a debate on Mr Zuma's leadership. That debate is starting now.  

Gambian wrestler drowns trying to reach Europe

A wrestler from The Gambia has died trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Italy, his coach has told AFP news agency. 

 Ali Mbengu, 22, drowned last Friday when the boat he was travelling in capsized,  Pateh Nying said. 

News of his death comes less than two weeks after the 19-year-old goalkeeper of Gambia's national women's football team, Fatim Jawara, drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean. 

Mr Nying said the wrestler, also known as "Mille Franc" (Thousand Francs), had left for Libya in 2014. 

"His plan was to cross to Italy by boat," Mr Nying is quoted as saying. "One of the survivors called his brother and informed him about the incident. The caller told the brother that only 10 people survived when the boat capsized on the high seas." 

Mr Bengu is believed to have made his debut as a wrestler in 2012, AFP reports. 

Migrants on a bpat
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More than 3,300 migrants fleeing conflict and poverty have died in the Mediterranean this year

 A spokesman for The Gambia Wrestling Federation, Matarr Saine, told AFP that the entire wrestling community was in mourning:

He was one of the most disciplined wrestlers in the country and he was really committed to the sport.

We are discouraging young people, especially wrestlers, from embarking on this risky journey. It is claiming the lives of our sportsmen and women who can contribute positively to national development."

Ethiopia to release names of arrested

Oromo migrants in Calais cross their arms in a gesture of protest
Oromo people outside Ethiopia have shown solidarity by crossing their arms in a sign of protest

The names of everyone arrested since the Ethiopia imposed a state of emergency last month will be released on Saturday, according to the state-affiliated FBC website

The names will be released by the State of Emergency Inquiry Board, FBC adds.

About 2,600 people were arrested under the emergency measures, which were prompted by a wave of anti-government protests from different ethnic groups.

Authorities said they had released 2,000 people at the end of last month, but it is unclear exactly unclear how many are still being held. 

The BBC's correspondent in Ethiopia has posted the news on Twitter:

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The state of emergency was declared on 9 October a week after at least 55 people died in a stampede during an Oromo religious festival which turned into a protest.  

Rights groups say that at least 500 people have died during the anti-government protests over the last 11 months as a result of clashes with security forces.  

Seven things you can’t now do in Ethiopia

ANC supporters declare love for scandal-hit Zuma

This file photo taken on April 7, 2016 shows South African President Jacob Zuma listening to a speaker during the second sitting of the session of the fifth national house of traditional leaders at Tshwane Council Chambers in Pretoria.
Mr Zuma has been in office since 2009

Dozens of supporters of South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma are singing and dancing outside parliament in Cape Town, as the opposition pushes for a no confidence in him, the local News24 site reports

"We love you Zuma," they are chanting, in a clear sign that the president is trying to rally grassroots support to hold on to power despite widespread calls for him to step down. 

An anti-corruption probe last week raised allegations of misconduct against Mr Zuma (see earlier post).

Stay with us for coverage of the no confidence debate 

Trump dish on menu in South Africa

A restaurant in South Africa's coastal city of Durban has come up with a dish to "congratulate the new USA President". 

It adds in a Facebook post: "We have a special a meal that epitomises him."

Anasia Govender/Facebook

This is how they explain the dish's connection to the US president-elect:

Chutney as Orange as his Face. Dry Fish as Fishy as his Promises. With a Boiled Egg as Oval as his new Office."

Mutli-storey building collapses in Kenya

A multi-storey building that was under construction in Kenya's south-western Kisii has collapsed, with fears that there are people trapped inside, local media report. 

Several people are injured and a rescue operation is now under way, according to national newspaper The Standard

Local media have been tweeting photos of the collapsed building, with differing casualty figures: 

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Five reasons why buildings collapse

Africans on Donald Trump's victory

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump.  

But how is Mr Trump's shock victory being seen by Africans? We've been asking people in South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Nigeria for their reaction to the result: 

What do Africans make of Donald Trump's victory?

African cartoonists imagine future with President Trump

Two of Africa's leading cartoonists have given their take on what a Donald Trump presidency might look like. 

One plays on the famous catchphrase from TV show The Apprentice to envisage how he'll deal with the liberal media, feminists and migrants, while the other considers fears over Donald J Trump having the nuclear codes:

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Deadly floods in Johannesburg

Pumza Fihlani

BBC News, Johannesburg

Two people have died in flash floods overnight in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg. 

Many people have been posting pictures of the chaos on Twitter: 

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What a tragedy! :( ..."@cctvnewsafrica: Flash #floods cause havoc in Johannesburg "
What a tragedy! :( ..."@cctvnewsafrica: Flash #floods cause havoc in Johannesburg "
What a tragedy! :( ..."@cctvnewsafrica: Flash #floods cause havoc in Johannesburg "
What a tragedy! :( ..."@cctvnewsafrica: Flash #floods cause havoc in Johannesburg "

What a tragedy! :( ..."@cctvnewsafrica: Flash #floods cause havoc in Johannesburg "

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What will Trump victory mean for Africans?

Alastair Leithead

BBC Africa correspondent

Kenyans vote at ballet boxes set up for a mock US election
Mrs Clinton won a mock election in Mr Obama's ancestral village in Kenya

Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election means an uncertain future for Africa.

The US spends billions in Africa through aid and investment, but there is uncertainty over what Mr Trump will do, or even how much he knows about the continent.

"Trump has said very little about Africa - I don't think he knows much about Africa," said Jakkie Cilliers, chairman of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), a think tank in South Africa.

"It is just not on his radar - it seems like he will be an insular president focused on US interests - in some sense, isolationist."

Read my full artice on what a Trump presidency might mean for Africa.

Wole Soyinka promises 'Wolexit' after Trump win

Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka is based in New York

Nigeria's Nobel-Prize winning author Wole Soyinka says he will leave the US on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as president, the Abuja-based The Interview magazine reports.

It says that in response to e-mailed questions, Mr Soyinka said: "Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!". 

But the US-based Newsweek magazine reports that he is biding his time until Mr Trump is inaugurated. 

"Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?” it quotes Mr Soyinka as saying. “I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now.”

Mr Soyinka promised last week that he would tear up his green card if Mr Trump were elected.  

The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US - prized by many African immigrants to the US.

His comments emerged in a filmed conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK.

The famous author appeared to have been taking a swipe at Mr Trump over his radical stance on immigration.

Mr Soyinka is one of Africa's most celebrated literary figures. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 - becoming the first African to be honoured in that category.

TB Joshua reinstates deleted Clinton win prophecy on Facebook

TB Joshua
TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers

A prediction by influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election has reappeared after the post was removed from his Facebook yesterday. 

The post containing the prediction was "mistakenly removed and has been reposted as such is not our policy", according to an email sent to the BBC from the Social Media Department of TBJMinistries on Facebook. 

"Ten days ago I saw the president of America with a narrow win... What I frankly saw was a woman," said the post, reiterating comments made by Mr Joshua in an address to his congregation on Sunday.

TB Joshua was widely mocked on social media when people noticed that the post had been removed, though many of his supporters on Facebook said they still considered him a prophet despite calling the election wrong. 

Angolan leader's daughter defends top oil job appointment

Isabel dos Santos
Isabel dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa, according to Forbes magazine

The billionaire daughter of Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has strongly defended his decision to appoint her as the head of the state oil firm, Reuters news agency reports. 

Isabel dos Santos said she had been chosen to lead Sonagol because of expertise and competence, and dismissed criticism as "political games" being played ahead of elections, the agency quotes her as saying. 

Last month, the Angolan Supreme Court asked the president, who has ruled since 1979, to respond to a complaint filed by a group of lawyers who questioned the legality of the appointment. 

Angolan news site Rede Angola has reported that the deadline passed on Friday and he had not yet replied.   

Isabel Dos Santos became chair of Sonangol's board of directors in June after the entire board was sacked by her father in April.  

She has been named by Forbes magazine as Africa's wealthiest woman, worth an estimated $3.3bn (£2.3bn).

Read: Elite 'hoard' Angola's new-found wealth

Ivory Coast bans alcohol sachets

Alex Duval Smith

BBC News, Abidjan

Ivory Coast has banned the production and sale of alcohol in sachets, government spokesman Bruno Kone has said. 

The popular sachets - containing rum, vodka or other spirits - are sold for prices ranging from 200 to 1,000 CFA francs ($0.40 to $2). 

Mr Kone says the government has banned the sachets on public health grounds, to prevent alcoholism. 

A tweet announcing the measure on RTI, the state broadcaster, was followed by several replies casting doubt on whether the ban will really be implemented: 

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Zuma to face no confidence vote

Jacob Zuma
Mr Zuma has been trying to fend off allegations of corruption for more than a decade

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will face a vote of no confidence in parliament today, as allegations of corruption mount against him. 

The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has tabled the motion, calling for Mr Zuma to be removed from office. 

In a statement, its leader Mmusi Maimane said: 

The choice between Jacob Zuma and South Africa is both simple and profound. President Zuma's brand of corruption, economic mismanagement and lies can no longer continue to exist alongside the project of building a better South Africa for all."

The motion is expected to be defeated after the governing African National Congress (ANC) ordered its MPs to rally behind Mr Zuma. 

It denounced the motion as "frivolous" and the corruption allegations as "spurious". 

This is despite the fact the party's parliamentary chief whip and former chief whip have called for Mr Zuma to step down. 

The president has been dogged by allegations of corruption for more than a decade, and has been under renewed pressure after an anti-corruption watchdog called for a judge-led inquiry to investigate claims that he let the wealthy Gupta family wield undue influence in his government. 

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas was quoted in the report as saying that businessman Ajay Gupta offered him 600m rand ($44.6m; £36.2m) last year, "to be deposited in an account of his choice", if he accepted the post of finance minister.  

Both Mr Zuma and the Guptas have denied all wrongdoing. Ajay Gupta also denied meeting Mr Jonas, and his lawyer said he looked forward to clearing his name at the proposed judge-led inquiry. 

Read: The Guptas and their links to Zuma

Today's wise words

Our African proverb of the day: 

Procrastination prevented the toad from developing its tail."

An Igbo proverb sent by Cornelius Chinedu, Nsukka, Nigeria.

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