Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

The Burkinabe government has announced on Thursday morning, in a confused situation following violent demonstration and the burning of part of the parliament, that it has given up ...

Malema faces three criminal charges – Reports

Malema faces three criminal charges – Reports

Three charges are being investigated against South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema for a scuffle involving a security guard in the northern city ...

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

The Sudanese authorities have prohibited local media from covering any news related to the Ebola virus.Press sources who asked not to be mentioned for security reasons confirmed to ...

Newly elected Botswana MPs to be sworn-in Thursday

Newly elected Botswana MPs to be sworn-in Thursday

The swearing-in of Botswana's newly elected lawmakers is expected to take place on Thursday following a proclamation by President Ian Khama convening the 11th Parliament.The ...

Nida Touness wins more seats in Tunisian legislative polls

Nida Touness wins more seats in Tunisian legislative polls

Tunisia's Nida Touness party has won 85 seats against 69 for the Islamist party Ennahda in the provisional results of the legislatives election held in Tunisia on Sunday, Sarsar ...

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwean surgeons will next week perform the country's first major operation to separate conjoined twins, an official said Wednesday.Harare Central Hospital clinical director ...

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum ...

Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

The Burkinabe government has announced on Thursday morning, in a confused situation following violent demonstration and the burning of part of the parliament, that it has given up trying to amend the Constitution which would have allowed President Blaise Compaore to go for another term in 2015 after 27 years  more...

October 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm UTC

Malema faces three criminal charges – Reports

Three charges are being investigated against South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema for a scuffle involving a security guard in the northern city of Polokwane last weekend, press reports said Thursday.According to the South African Press Association (Sapa), Malema is being  more...

October 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm UTC

AfDB approves financial sector development policy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a landmark Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy (FSDPS), the Pan-African lender said in a statement on Thursday.According to the communiqué, the FSDPS aims to improve access to financial services by the underserved and to broaden and deepen the  more...

October 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm UTC

Botswana rubbishes Ebola death claims

The health ministry has confirmed that Botswana remains free of the Ebola virus, APA learnt here on Thursday.This followed allegations that a person died in Palapye village in what is suspected to be an Ebola related death. In a report by the state media, the deputy permanent secretary in the ministry  more...

October 30, 2014 at 9:40 am UTC

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