News Wire | Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Islamic State Chief Is Dead and New One Is Picked. Both Are Unknown

By Ben Hubbard | The New York Times (free)

The jihadists of the Islamic State announced Wednesday that their leader, whose identity had remained shrouded in mystery, had been killed in battle less than nine months after taking charge of the terrorist organization.

Impeachment Edges Closer for South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa

By John Eligon & Lynsey Chutel | The New York Times

Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the first South African president to face impeachment after a report found evidence that he might have broken the law in relation to a stash of money stolen at one of his properties.

More from WPR: South Africa—and Ramaphosa—Have an ANC-Sized Corruption Problem

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