Namibia’s main opposition rejects constitutional amendments

Namibia’s main opposition rejects constitutional amendments

Namibia's main opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) on Monday rejected the idea that political parties that obtain less than five percent of votes cannot qualify for a ...

Malawi Muslims urged to continue spirit of brotherhood

Malawi Muslims urged to continue spirit of brotherhood

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday urged the Muslim community in the country to continue displaying the spirit of brotherhood, harmony, tolerance, love and sharing as they ...

Bus, truck crash claims 16 in Zimbabwe

Bus, truck crash claims 16 in Zimbabwe

At least 16 people perished Monday in a horror crash involving a minibus and a haulage truck along the highway linking Zimbabwe to South Africa.According to the police, 14 people ...

Crackdown on illegal clinics, exchange regime grab Malawi headlines

Crackdown on illegal clinics, exchange regime grab Malawi headlines

A crackdown by the Medical Council of Malawi (MCM) on illegal clinics and business concern over the country's exchange rate policy grabbed news headlines in Malawi on Monday.The ...

S/Africa: Zuma wishes Muslims peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr

S/Africa: Zuma wishes Muslims peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr

President Jacob Zuma has sent his best wishes to the Muslim community in South Africa and worldwide a peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr, the Presidency said Monday."It is a day of great joy for ...

S/Africa gears up for US-Africa summit

S/Africa gears up for US-Africa summit

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will on Monday outline South Africa's participation in the United States-Africa Leaders' Summit to be held in Washington DC next week, the ...

Zambia: Parties confirm participation at political summit

Zambia: Parties confirm participation at political summit

Zambia's main political parties have confirmed participation in next month's two-day Political Parties Summit being organized by the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID), ...

Namibia’s main opposition rejects constitutional amendments

Namibia's main opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) on Monday rejected the idea that political parties that obtain less than five percent of votes cannot qualify for a seat in parliament.RDP secretary general Mike Kavekotora said his party was concerned by media reports that the Swapo-led government was pushing for wide-ranging constitutional changes ahead of national elections set for November. ...

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Malawi Muslims urged to continue spirit of brotherhood

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday urged the Muslim community in the country to continue displaying the spirit of brotherhood, harmony, tolerance, love and sharing as they celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr.Speaking in a national address to mark the holy month of Ramadan, Mutharika said in his understanding Ramadan was a religious call to address the social ills, hunger, poverty and the importance of fitting ...

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Bus, truck crash claims 16 in Zimbabwe

At least 16 people perished Monday in a horror crash involving a minibus and a haulage truck along the highway linking Zimbabwe to South Africa.According to the police, 14 people died on the spot when the South African-registered truck that was travelling towards Harare encroached into the lane of the minibus that was going in the opposite direction. The minibus had 24 occupants, including the driver, while ...

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Crackdown on illegal clinics, exchange regime grab Malawi headlines

A crackdown by the Medical Council of Malawi (MCM) on illegal clinics and business concern over the country's exchange rate policy grabbed news headlines in Malawi on Monday.The Daily Times said the MCM shut down a total of 44 illegal medical clinics during the year to July 2014 and convicted 10 medical practitioners countrywide for alleged misconduct. MCM registrar and chief executive Abel Kawonga said the ...

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S/Africa: Zuma wishes Muslims peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr

President Jacob Zuma has sent his best wishes to the Muslim community in South Africa and worldwide a peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr, the Presidency said Monday."It is a day of great joy for our Muslim compatriots as it marks the end of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan. “This period demands sacrifice, commitment, perseverance and discipline. It also nurtures a high sense of spirituality and generosity to those ...

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S/Africa gears up for US-Africa summit

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will on Monday outline South Africa's participation in the United States-Africa Leaders' Summit to be held in Washington DC next week, the minister's office has said.Davies is expected to brief the media on the country's participation in the summit, its envisaged trade outcomes, South Africa's position on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and trade and ...

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Zambia: Parties confirm participation at political summit

Zambia's main political parties have confirmed participation in next month's two-day Political Parties Summit being organized by the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID), state television reported Monday.Quoting ZCID executive director Horrance Chilando, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation said the summit is expected to help political parties shun violence in the run-up to the 2016 general ...

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First Lady’s political elevation dominates Zimbabwe press

Zimbabwe's media was wash Monday with news of the endorsement of First Lady Grace Mugabe as the next leader of the ruling ZANU PF's Women's League and its implications for the party's leadership succession.The ZANU PF Women's League last Friday unanimously recommended Grace Mugabe for the position of secretary of the league when the wing holds its elective congress next month. The state-run Herald reported ...

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Mozambique begins recruitment of polling staff

Recruitment of polling station staff for Mozambique´s general polls scheduled for October was expected to start on Monday and run until 10 September, APA can report.At least seven officials will be recruited to take charge of the proposed 17,000 polling stations, translating to a total of more than 119,000 staff members to be recruited. According to the National Elections Commission (CNE), all persons ...

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Zambian leader orders construction of chiefs’ palaces

Zambian President Michael Sata has ordered the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to begin the process of constructing palaces for all 268 chiefs in the country.Deputy Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Susan Kawandami told journalists on Sunday that the ministry was currently working on logistics for the construction that was expected to cost millions of Kwacha. She said the ministry was ...

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