G/Bissau interim poll results called into question

G/Bissau interim poll results called into question

Two political parties which fielded candidates for the elections in Guinea Bissau have called into question the integrity of the interim poll results. The New Democracy Party (PND), ...

AU poised to end G/Bissau suspension

AU poised to end G/Bissau suspension

The African Union has described Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Guinea Bissau as a success and would accept the country back into its fold after a successful ...

Egypt: 7 year jail term for Salafist leader

Egypt: 7 year jail term for Salafist leader

An Egyptian court has slammed a seven year jail term on lawyer and Salafist leader Hazem Salah Abou Ismael over forgery.Judicial sources said on Wednesday that Abou Ismael had ...

Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed to South African motorists to exercise caution on the roads during the Easter weekend to avoid loss of lives that has become a common ...

Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi will next week launch a National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) that aims to increase funding for climate change interventions in the country, a senior government ...

GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes said the emergence Nigeria's new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has placed her in a new World ...

Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Thursday ordered the release of 281 prisoners as part of an amnesty to commemorate the Easter holidays.According to a statement from Ministry of Home ...

G/Bissau interim poll results called into question

Two political parties which fielded candidates for the elections in Guinea Bissau have called into question the integrity of the interim poll results. The New Democracy Party (PND), which secured a seat in Guinea Bissau's National Assembly and the Democratic Convergence Party (PCD), which won two, announced on Thursday that they are contesting the provisional results of legislative elections released a day ...

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AU poised to end G/Bissau suspension

The African Union has described Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Guinea Bissau as a success and would accept the country back into its fold after a successful transition to democracy.The AU said in a statement on Thursday that in the light of the successful holding of the elections and the assumption of office by a new president in Guinea Bissau, the country will be invited to resume ...

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Egypt: 7 year jail term for Salafist leader

An Egyptian court has slammed a seven year jail term on lawyer and Salafist leader Hazem Salah Abou Ismael over forgery.Judicial sources said on Wednesday that Abou Ismael had officially admitted that his mother had no other citizenship aside from that of Egypt when tendering his candidacy for the last presidential election. While at the General Prosecutor's office, he had confessed to writing and submitting ...

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Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed to South African motorists to exercise caution on the roads during the Easter weekend to avoid loss of lives that has become a common feature of holiday seasons. Zuma said in a statement that Zuma had implored road users to be considerate on the roads this long weekend. "I would like to appeal to all road users to obey all the rules of the road. Ending the carnage on ...

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Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi will next week launch a National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) that aims to increase funding for climate change interventions in the country, a senior government official announced Thursday.Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Management, Yanira Mtupanyama said the NCCIP would serve as a resource mobilisation tool, especially targeting capacity building, increased protection and ...

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GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes said the emergence Nigeria's new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has placed her in a new World Economic perspective for faster growth.Lopes told newsmen that the upward revision of Nigeria's GDP had significant implications at the country level with an improved quality of the data which broadly captured the size and structure ...

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Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Thursday ordered the release of 281 prisoners as part of an amnesty to commemorate the Easter holidays.According to a statement from Ministry of Home Affairs, prisoners who have been pardoned are those that have served at least half of their prison sentences and were not convicted of serious offences. "It has pleased the President to pardon these people to join their families ...

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Botswana taxman demands duty for TB Joshua “anointing water”

Botswana immigration authorities reportedly confiscated some “anointing water” from Nigerian televangelist Termitope Balogun Joshua that had allegedly been brought into the country by some of his followers, The Voice reported on Friday.According to the paper, two pilgrims returning from Nigeria with around 50 bottles of the water were dismayed to have their luggage confiscated this week at the Tlokweng ...

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Namibia to install solar water heaters, energy-saving bulbs

Namibia's power utility NamPower plans to install 20,000 solar water heaters and one million energy-saving bulbs in households across the country over the next five years as part of measures to ease a shortage of electricity.The company said in a statement Thursday that the objective of the solar water heater project was to incentivise the installation of heaters at residential households by providing a ...

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Moz. apex bank leaves lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent

Mozambique's central bank left its key lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent on Wednesday, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for this year.In a statement posted on its website, the Bank of Mozambique said the decision took into account uncertainty over global growth. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique said it would intervene in the inter-bank market to ...

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