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    BREAKING: Africa’s only female president, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, resigns

    (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 12, 2015 Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim opens the African Media Leaders Forum in Johannesburg. Mauritian President Ameenah-Garib Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on March 9, 2018.. / AFP PHOTO / KAREL PRINSLOO

    Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who has been implicated in a financial scandal, resigned on Saturday, her lawyer said, just days after she refused to stand down.

    Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, submitted her resignation in the “national interest,” her lawyer Yousouf Mohamed told reporters, adding that it would take effect on March 23.

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