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 ...

Zimbabwe First Lady confirms presidential ambition

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, ...

“Blood money” funding Botswana poll campaign

“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” ...

Bashir’s new bid rankles Sudan opposition

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 ...

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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Zimbabwe First Lady claims VP, generals want to topple Mugabe

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday made sensational claims that Vice President Joice Mujuru and other senior ruling party and military officials wanted to topple President Robert Mugabe.Addressing veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation war near Harare, the First Lady claimed that Mujuru and her backers had hatched a plan to remove Mugabe from power by force. “She wants to use money to topple ...

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Nigerian lawmakers to probe Green Field Refineries contract

Nigeria's lower legislative body, the House of Representatives, has ordered its committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream Sector to investigate the N3.7 trillion (about $23bn) contract for the Green Field Refineries awarded almost four years ago.The resolution to probe the failed project followed a motion by a member of the House Abbas Tajudeen, calling for urgent explanation of the failure to construct ...

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Malawian gov’t urges Cashgate suspects to hand themselves in

The Malawian government has appealed to people suspected to have been involved in the alleged plunder of public funds to voluntarily hand themselves to the police station as investigations intensified for those implicated in the scandal.Information and Civic Education Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said Thursday in the capital Lilongwe that those who were involved in the scandal, which is commonly referred to ...

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