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South Africas ANC aims to announce new leader on Sunday

South Africa's ANC aims to announce new leader on SundayBy Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) expects to announce Jacob Zuma's successor as party leader on Sunday, a spokesman said, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to tear it apart before a 2019 election. The race between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former cabinet minister and ex-wife of President Zuma, the two frontrunners to replace Zuma, is too close to call. The stakes are high because the ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the party's top job is likely to become the next president of South Africa after the next national election.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/south-africas-governing-anc-announce-party-leader-sunday-061754898--finance.html

93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care homeJuanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/93-old-woman-handcuffed-thrown-092139182.html

Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax billWASHINGTON (AP) — Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package in the Senate with a razor-thin majority and all Democrats opposed to the legislation.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/return-2-ill-gop-senators-crucial-next-week-075329871--politics.html



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