Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

The armies of Namibia and Botswana will be conducting a joint military exercise staring on Sunday at the town of Ghanzi, in western Botswana, the ministry of defence announced.A ...

Anti-corruption, trade deficit, others dominate Gambian press

Anti-corruption, trade deficit, others dominate Gambian press

President Jammeh's statement about the creation of a national anti-corruption commission, The Gambia's ‘high' trade deficit, and the acquittal of the former managing director of the ...

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 ...

Twin bomb explosions kill 25 in Nigeria

Twin bomb explosions kill 25 in Nigeria

Two bomb explosions on Wednesday rocked Kaduna in North-Central Nigeria with first at popular Kawo market, killing at least 25 persons, official sources said.The casualty figure is ...

Muslims in CAR hail Seleka’s secession plan

Muslims in CAR hail Seleka’s secession plan

Muslim communities in Central African Republic (CAR) have organized a peaceful rally on Wednesday to express their support for the secession plan put forward by Seleka rebels at the ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

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 ...

Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

The armies of Namibia and Botswana will be conducting a joint military exercise staring on Sunday at the town of Ghanzi, in western Botswana, the ministry of defence announced.A press statement on Wednesday said that 216 members of the Namibian Defence Force left for Botswana to take part in the military  more...

July 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm UTC

Botswana union wants Khama to fire spy chief

The Botswana Federation of Public Sectors Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Wednesday called on President Ian Khama to fire intelligence chief Isaac Kgosi following revelations that he was being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body.BOFEOUSU secretary general Tobokani Rari told journalists in Gaborone that  more...

July 23, 2014 at 10:28 am UTC

B/Faso: Roxgold gets $75m to develop Yaramoko mine

Two banks, Societe Generale and Credit Suisse, have approved $75 million loan to the Canada-based mining firm Roxgold to exploit the Yaramoko gold mine in Burkina Faso, reports said on Wednesday.According to Roxgold officials the loan will allow them to bankroll the main development steps of the Yaramoko  more...

July 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm UTC

HIV infections drop among South African children

The rate of new HIV infections among South African children aged below five years has fallen over the past decade to 7,600 from 76,000, a drop of more than 90 percent, according to a new study published Tuesday.The study by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation also  more...

July 22, 2014 at 10:40 am UTC

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