South Africa's president has sought clarification from an anti-graft watchdog that he would be able to question witnesses himself before it finalised a report on accusations he allowed an Indian-born business family to interfere in state affairs. Zuma denies any impropriety, as do the three businessmen. "The only way to determine whether the report is final or not is for the Public Protector to say so in no uncertain terms.
The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of persecuting Africans. The move by the poor West African nation follows similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the troubled institution, set up to try the world's worst crimes. Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said on state television that the ICC had been used "for the persecution of Africans and especially their leaders" while ignoring crimes committed by the West.