Botswana ruling party leads in polls – IEC

Botswana ruling party leads in polls – IEC

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has established an early lead in the country's general elections according to the electoral commission on Saturday. Speaking to ...

Botswana poll results due Saturday despite counting delays – IEC

Botswana poll results due Saturday despite counting delays – IEC

Counting of votes from Botswana's parliamentary elections has been delayed although results of the poll are still expected to be released by end of Saturday, the country's ...

Sudan: Food poisoning hits ruling party convention

Sudan: Food poisoning hits ruling party convention

Members of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) attending the party's convention have fallen ill after eating suspected spoiled meat.The NCP confirmed on Friday that ten of ...

Glitches mar Botswana elections

Glitches mar Botswana elections

Botswana's general elections on Friday were marred by complaints from a number of registered voters who claimed that their names did not appear on the voters' roll. In Lobatse, ...

Botswana chooses new president, parliamentarians

Botswana chooses new president, parliamentarians

More than 820,000 Batswana are voting in parliamentary and local government elections that are seen as a stern test of the popularity of incumbent President Ian Khama and his ...

S/African lab to conduct DNA analysis of Nigerian building collapse victims

S/African lab to conduct DNA analysis of Nigerian building collapse victims

The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at the South African University of Stellenbosch's ...

Zimbabwe press highlights Mugabe-VP fallout

Zimbabwe press highlights Mugabe-VP fallout

The fallout between First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Joice Mujuru grabbed Zimbabwe news headlines on Friday.All the daily papers carried stories on an outbursts by the ...

Botswana ruling party leads in polls – IEC

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has established an early lead in the country's general elections according to the electoral commission on Saturday. Speaking to journalists in Gaborone, electoral commission spokesman Osupile Maroba said the BDP was leading with 9 constituencies followed by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) with 7 seats while another opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) ...

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Botswana poll results due Saturday despite counting delays – IEC

Counting of votes from Botswana's parliamentary elections has been delayed although results of the poll are still expected to be released by end of Saturday, the country's Independent Electoral Commission has said.IEC spokesperson Osupile Maroba said counting of the parliamentary vote had been delayed and results from polling stations were due to start trickling from mid-day Saturday, more than 12 hours ...

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Sudan: Food poisoning hits ruling party convention

Members of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) attending the party's convention have fallen ill after eating suspected spoiled meat.The NCP confirmed on Friday that ten of its members were taken to the police hospital near the venue of the conference in the capital Khartoum after the apparent food poisoning. The committee confirmed that a committee has since been formed to investigate the matter but ...

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Glitches mar Botswana elections

Botswana's general elections on Friday were marred by complaints from a number of registered voters who claimed that their names did not appear on the voters' roll. In Lobatse, about 75 kilometres from the capital Gaborone, almost all the polling stations visited by APA confirmed that some voters' names did not appear on the register. One of the presiding officers, Nametsegang Galemorone said some names of ...

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Botswana chooses new president, parliamentarians

More than 820,000 Batswana are voting in parliamentary and local government elections that are seen as a stern test of the popularity of incumbent President Ian Khama and his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).The BDP, which has never lost an election since independence in 1966, is facing the stiff challenge of a united opposition contesting the elections under the banner of the Umbrella for Democratic Change ...

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S/African lab to conduct DNA analysis of Nigerian building collapse victims

The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at the South African University of Stellenbosch's laboratory in for analysis, a senior government official said Friday.According to South African Minister of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe, the laboratory, which was appointed by the Nigerian government to conduct ...

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Zimbabwe press highlights Mugabe-VP fallout

The fallout between First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Joice Mujuru grabbed Zimbabwe news headlines on Friday.All the daily papers carried stories on an outbursts by the First Lady on Thursday in which she accused Mujuru and a coterie of ruling ZANU PF officials of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe. The official Herald daily led with a story in which Grace Mugabe told a faction of veterans ...

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Zimbabwe First Lady confirms presidential ambition

Grace Mugabe has announced her ambition as a potential candidate to succeed Robert Mugabe as the next president of Zimbabwe should her husband relinquish power. Speaking in Mazowe, 40km from the capital Harare on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe declared: "People say I want to be president, why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?". Grace told veterans of Zimbabwe's war of liberation that she was poised to succeed President ...

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“Blood money” funding Botswana poll campaign

The University of Botswana's Director at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Professor Mpho Molomo has said that both the ruling party and the opposition are awash with “blood money” from anonymous sources to fund their campaigns. The Botswana Guardian newspaper quoted Molomo on Thursday as saying that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party's dubious source of funding has provided an example to the opposition to ...

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Bashir’s new bid rankles Sudan opposition

Members of Sudan's opposition are up in arms against the nomination of President Omar Al-Bashir for a new term as the country's leader. The opposition National Consensus Forces (NSF) has strongly criticized Al-Bashir's decision to contest the presidency in April 2015, describing the move as unconstitutional. Bashir had earlier made it clear he would not be standing for the presidency after 25 years in power. ...

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