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Vol 52 No 15

Published 22nd July 2011

David meets Jacob

Accusations of corruption against police chiefs, plans for state interference with the media and innuendo about politicians compromised by business associates – British Prime Minister David Cameron and South African President Jacob Zuma seemed to have enough in common during their smiling encounter in Tshwane on 18 July. The original schedule for Cameron’s first Africa trip included Rwanda (a favourite of International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell) and freshly independent South Sudan but was cut down to a day in South Africa and a stop in Lagos to meet Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan because of the crisis at home with the Murdochs.

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