SADC to launch inquest into Lesotho’s ex army chief’s death

SADC to launch inquest into Lesotho’s ex army chief’s death

Deputy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Wednesday that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) would send pathologists and investigators to Maseru to make an ...

AU to provide training to Cote d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

AU to provide training to Cote d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

The African Union Commission has undertaken to build the capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) of Cote d'Ivoire, APA learns here. In a statement issued on Tuesday, ...

Burundi begins controversial municipal, legislative elections with heavy security

Burundi begins controversial municipal, legislative elections with heavy security

The municipal and legislative elections in Burundi which are being boycotted by the opposition, are taking place on Monday with a significant deployment of heavily armed troops and ...

Ethiopia: AU turns down invitation to observe Burundi elections

Ethiopia: AU turns down invitation to observe Burundi elections

The African Union has disclosed that it will not observe the local and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 29 June 2015 in Burundi, noting that the necessary ...

Int’l community wants Burundi polls postponed

Int’l community wants Burundi polls postponed

The Joint International Facilitation Team (JIFT) comprising the East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the African Union and the United Nations ...

Liberia’s Sirleaf signs work bill into law

Liberia’s Sirleaf signs work bill into law

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed into law the Decent Work Bill recently passed by both Houses of the National legislature at a special ceremony organized on ...

Buhari dissolves petroleum corporation board

Buhari dissolves petroleum corporation board

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as part of his attempt to clamp down on widespread corruption.The ...

Two Lesotho journalists flee country after threats

Two Lesotho journalists have fled to neighbouring South Africa after they received threats from members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), APA learnt on Friday.The radio journalists, Motsamai Talla and Puseletso Ramokhethi, said they had fled the country in fear of their lives after receiving incessant threats from the military. Meanwhile, Lesotho's Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Khotso ...

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Mugabe attends emergency SADC summit on simmering Lesotho crisis

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe left Harare on Thursday night to attend an emergency summit of the Double Troika of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to discuss the fresh political instability in Lesotho.Mugabe, who is chairs the 15-member SADC bloc, is due to hold talks with other members of the Double Troika on Friday as they seek a solution to the fresh crisis triggered by last ...

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Mozambique launches massive campaign to spruce-up ghost workers

Mozambican has unveiled a five-month massive campaign to update the lists of state employees, and eliminate any ghost workers from the civil service, APA can report on Thursday.During the launch, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho said under this scheme, known as “Prova de Vida or Proof of Life�, all state employees must present themselves in person at one of the registration offices to prove that they ...

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Lesotho Parliament on winter recess

Lesotho's ninth Parliament has closed down Wednesday to give Members of Parliament (MPs) a chance to meet electorate at their respective constituencies. The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Khotso Letsatsi said the MPs are expected to meet their electorates and hear their needs since they have been away and did not have enough time to meet them. “Go and harvest your crops in the fields. ...

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Mozambique nears conclusion of obsolete pesticides packaging

The Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture and its partners hope to soon conclude the repackaging of 320 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stored in warehouses at Boane in Maputo province and in the central province of Manica, APA can report.According to a statement emailed to APA by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the repackaging is being done by Mozambican staff trained by FAO at Boane ...

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SADC to launch inquest into Lesotho’s ex army chief’s death

Deputy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Wednesday that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) would send pathologists and investigators to Maseru to make an inquest into the death of the former Lesotho army chief Maaparankoe Mahao.Ramaphosa said South Africa would assist Lesotho with pathologists while other countries like Zimbabwe and Namibia would help with investigators. He said he ...

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Mozambican court hands 16-year sentences to eight kidnappers

The Maputo City Court has sentenced eight people, one of them a policeman at the date the crimes were committed, to between 11 and 16 years imprisonment for kidnapping two children, the local media reported on Wednesday.State-controlled Mozambique Television, TVM said trial judge, Aderito Malhope, found it proved that they had participated in the abduction, on 24 September 2013, of the son of the projects ...

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Zimbabwe opposition slams “partisan” gender commission appointments

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has castigated the composition of the newly appointed Zimbabwe Gender Commission, saying the appointments were made on partisan lines and that some of the commissioners have no experience in gender activism.MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu told journalists in Harare on Wednesday that his party had serious reservations about the composition of the ...

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Thirty-five prisoners escape from Mozambican jail

Mozambique National Prison Services (SENAP) announced Wednesday that 35 inmates escaped in a mass break-out at the weekend from the Chiure district prison in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.SENAP said in a statement that there were just 83 prisoners in the jail at the time and 42 percent escaped in the early hours of Saturday after overpowering the only guard on duty. “The guard opened the ...

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Nyusi urges Mozambicans to be wary of false political promises

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged the residents of Morrumbala district in the central province of Zambezia not to accept “false and divisive promises", the local media reported on Wednesday.According to state-controlled daily newspaper Noticias, Nyusi told residents at a rally in Morrumbala town on the second day of his working visit to Zambezia that they should not be distracted by those who ...

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