Botswana leader warns opposition ahead of 2019 elections

Botswana leader warns opposition ahead of 2019 elections

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama said Friday that the 47 percent attained by his party in the 2014 General elections is not reflective of BDP popularity in the ...

US to spend over $60m to fight HIV/AIDS in Namibia

US to spend over $60m to fight HIV/AIDS in Namibia

The US Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton on Thursday revealed his government planning to spend over N$1 billion ($67 million) on fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia.The ...

Over 300,000 children in Somalia at risk of malnutrition- Report

Over 300,000 children in Somalia at risk of malnutrition- Report

Millions of people, including over 304,000 children in Somalia are currently at risk of malnutrition and in need of nutritional support, according to the latest Food Security and ...

Gruesome road accident claims eight lives in northern Sierra Leone

Gruesome road accident claims eight lives in northern Sierra Leone

Eight people have died in a gruesome accident on a highway linking Sierra Leone's capital with the provinces. The incident which occurred Thursday evening involved a truck and a ...

US wildlife service sued for elephants imported from Swaziland

US wildlife service sued for elephants imported from Swaziland

Friends of Animals (FoA) is suing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for not analysing the emotional and physical well-being of 18 elephants that will be forcefully ...

Donors urged to help Malian refugees in Mauritania

Donors urged to help Malian refugees in Mauritania

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), have called on future donors to rescue Malian refugees in ...

Botswana’s leader assumes new official title

Botswana’s leader assumes new official title

Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi on Thursday released a savingram stating the new official name of Botswana President Ian Khama.The savingram that was ...

Botswana defends high military expenditure

Botswana's Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Dr Taufila Nyamazabo has defended government's expenditure on development budget, Yarona FM news reported here on Friday.The expenditure has attracted criticism from many commentators and stakeholders saying Botswana does not need a huge budget for the military. The radio station reports that Nyamazabo ...

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Botswana leader warns opposition ahead of 2019 elections

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama said Friday that the 47 percent attained by his party in the 2014 General elections is not reflective of BDP popularity in the country, The Voice newspaper reported.Speaking at the ongoing Youth Congress in Mosu in Western Botswana, Khama said the 53 percent percent attained by the opposition was as a result of protest votes by democrats. "We will prove ...

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Zuma urges S/Africans to register for March local polls

South Africans have been urged to register in order to vote in the forthcoming local government elections to be held within three months after 18 May, according to President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address held in Parliament in Cape Town Thursday night.However, the first registration weekend will be on 5 and 6 March, Zuma said, without explaining why he failed to give the exact date of the ...

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Liberian senator describes women as carriers of hope

Liberia's Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor has described participants at the 'Timeless Women Conference' held recently in Nairobi, Kenya as carriers of the hopes of those they represent.She further referred to them as 'standard bearers' of the aspirations of today and progenitors of the destinies of their children and those yet unborn. Senator Taylor's statement was contained in the keynote address ...

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Mozambique’s women group urges Dhlakama to abandon jungle base

Mozambique's Women Organisation (OMM), an affiliate body of the ruling Frelimo party has appealed to the leader of the country's main opposition Renamo party, Afonso Dhlakama, to abandon his jungle bush hideout and accept the invitation of President Filipe Nyusi to join those interested in the establishment of a lasting peace, APA observes here on Friday.OMM made the appeal during its Congress which is ...

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US to spend over $60m to fight HIV/AIDS in Namibia

The US Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton on Thursday revealed his government planning to spend over N$1 billion ($67 million) on fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia.The ambassador said this while handing over medical equipment to four private medical centres for the performing of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in Windhoek. “What all this means is that alongside anti-retroviral ...

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Nigeria: Eight girls killed in boat mishap

About eight girls have been confirmed dead in a boat mishap in River Hadeji in Darai village, Jahun local government area in Jigawa State. Alhaji Yusif Sani, the Executive Secretary of Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said on Thursday in Dutse that rescue operation was still on. He said two canoes carrying 31 girls of between the ages of 12 and 20 on Wednesday capsized on River Hadeji in ...

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Press focuses on court’s ruling on governorship elections, probe of Generals

The final court's rulings on governorship election, the handover of army generals for corruption probe and drop in value of currency dominate the headlines in Nigerian newspapers on Friday. The Vanguard newspaper reported that the Yola Division of Federal Court of Appeal, Adamawa State, on Thursday nullified the impeachment of Former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Murtala Nyako. The Guardian said with ...

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Over 300,000 children in Somalia at risk of malnutrition- Report

Millions of people, including over 304,000 children in Somalia are currently at risk of malnutrition and in need of nutritional support, according to the latest Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in collaboration with Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) analysis on food insecurity in Somalia. According to the assessment, a further 58,000 children under five are severely malnourished ...

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Gruesome road accident claims eight lives in northern Sierra Leone

Eight people have died in a gruesome accident on a highway linking Sierra Leone's capital with the provinces. The incident which occurred Thursday evening involved a truck and a commercial van, locally called Poda Poda, according to police sources. The driver of the said the truck, which was carrying human beings and cattle, suddenly lost control and the truck hit the van before running into a nearby bush. ...

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