Botswana to prosecute social media abusers

Botswana to prosecute social media abusers

Botswana's Presidential Minister Eric Molale said Wednesday that the Government has started taking action against those who distort social media to denigrate, slander and otherwise ...

Another Botswana soccer team withdraws from CAF cup

Another Botswana soccer team withdraws from CAF cup

Botswana's Gaborone United (GU) has pulled out of the CAF Confederations Cup, few days before their scheduled match against Jeshi Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) of Zanzibar, state run Daily ...

Swaziland receives $1.4 million loan facility for dam study

Swaziland receives $1.4 million loan facility for dam study

Swaziland has acquired a $1.4 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the African Water Facility (AWF) for a feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, local ...

AMISOM military operations coordination committee meets in Nairobi

AMISOM military operations coordination committee meets in Nairobi

The Military Operations Coordination Committee of AMISOM, met in Nairobi to discuss the military situation in Somalia, consider AMISOM needs and its future plans, Ethiopia' Ministry ...

Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinean newspapers were absent from stands while privately-owned radios were off the air on Tuesday in protest against last Friday's murder of journalist Mohamed Diallo at the ...

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt has donated $2 million towards humanitarian efforts in the young state of South Sudan, the Egyptian ambassador to south Sudan said in a press release issued on Monday.The ...

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Australian woman Jocelyn Elliot, who was kidnapped along with her husband Ken on 15 January 2016 by Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) before being released over the weekend, has ...

Afreximbank, NEXIM set to revive Nigeria’s cocoa sector

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) are to implement an intervention programme in the Nigerian cocoa sector to revive and help it re-emerge as the country's top non-oil export foreign exchange earner, the two institutions have announced in Cairo. Afreximbank and NEXIM said in a communique after a two-day strategy meeting held in Cairo that the programme ...

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Egypt signs UK firm to asses airports security

Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry signed an agreement on Wednesday with British Control Risks to evaluate security measures at Egyptian airports. Egypt has faced mounting demands to strengthen and upgrade security at its airports following the downing in Sinai of a Russian passenger jet in October that killed 224 on board and is believed to be the result of an IED planted by Islamic State affiliates. Civil ...

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Germany commit to wildlife protection in Namibia

Germany has committed €4.97 million towardS combating poaching and illegal trading of wildlife in Namibia.Christian Grà¼n, the German embassy's Councillor for Development Cooperation said on Wednesday that the European country is an important partner for the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism in the area of the management of natural resources. “The challenge of illegal hunting and trade in ...

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Morocco to train 200 Chadian Imams-Official

Morocco will train 200 Chadian imams for a period of 3 to 4 months, according to a special program put in place by the "Institute Mohammed VI for the training of imams," the Moroccan minister of Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Tawfiq said on Wednesday.The agreement was signed Tuesday between Morocco and Chad, marking, "a new beginning of cooperation links between the Sharifian Kingdom and several African countries in ...

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CSOs demand compensation for Ugandan girls tortured in S/Arabia

Civil society organizations (CSOs) under their umbrella body Justice for African Workers Campaign have petitioned the Ugandan government to pursue the prosecution of all perpetrators of inhumane acts subjected to Ugandan workers in Saudi Arabia.In the petition, the group is also demanding compensation for all Ugandan maids whose rights were violated during their stay in the Gulf. Wafrika Mayambala, the ...

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Guinea: Road crash kills 15, injures 30

At least 15 people were killed and others 30 injured in a crash between a public transport bus and a military truck early Wednesday in the prefecture of Macenta in South-east Guinea, corroborating sources confirmed.The bus coming from Macenta and heading to Conakry, the capital, collided with the military truck near the town of Bofossou. Some among the thirty injured, are in critical condition, according to ...

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Liberia: China donates $3m worth of military equipment to AFL

China has donated $3 million worth of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), reports said on Wednesday.Speaking on Wednesday at the official turning over ceremony of the equipment at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia, Chinese Ambassador ZHANG Yue said the donation is evidence of China's sincere support to Liberia's peace-keeping and social stability efforts in the course of the ...

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Swazi shops pin up pictures of shoplifters

In what is viewed as violation of human rights, some Swazi retail stores parade suspect thieves on notice boards and internal televisions for the public to view, APA reports on Wednesday.These are usually people that are caught shoplifting from the shops and are often have their pictures taken and videos filmed by the shop security officers before they are handed to the police for charging and ultimately ...

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Botswana probes plot to assassinate opposition MPs

Botswana's Minister of Presidential Affairs told Parliament Wednesday that together with Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Kagiso Molatlhegi, Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi, met with opposition MPs Pius Mokgware and Phenyo Butale on the 27th of January to hear about their fears of some plot to assassinate them.Molale's comments follow allegations by a certain man quoted in ...

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Botswana to prosecute social media abusers

Botswana's Presidential Minister Eric Molale said Wednesday that the Government has started taking action against those who distort social media to denigrate, slander and otherwise libel others.Molale, who was commenting on allegations that some members of opposition received death threats from intelligence agencies, said the government cannot allow social media to degenerate into a tool of unbridled ...

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