AU wary of tension in G/Bissau

AU wary of tension in G/Bissau

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union has expressed deep concern over the recent situation in Guinea Bissau, which is marked by tension among the country's political ...

Gambia frees 85 prisoners

Gambia frees 85 prisoners

The Gambia has announced the release of 85 prisoners including high profile inmates such as a former director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) and the erstwhile deputy ...

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 ...

AU wary of tension in G/Bissau

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union has expressed deep concern over the recent situation in Guinea Bissau, which is marked by tension among the country's political leaders.In a statement issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, the council stressed that the tension, if not swiftly defused, has the potential of seriously undermining the progress made thus far and complicating the efforts to ...

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Mozambicans demand road rehabilitations

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has been faced with complaints about the poor state of roads in the northern province of Niassa on the first day of a working visit to the region, APA can report Sunday.At a rally in the city of Cuamba, residents demanded that work on paving the road between Malema, in the neighbouring province of Nampula, and Cuamba must be speeded up. They noted that the stretch of road ...

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Ghana gears up for tense bye-election

The atmosphere ahead of the Tuesday's bye-election in Ghana's Talensi Constituency in the Upper East Region is said to be tense on Sunday as rival parties make last ditch efforts to convince prospective voters.The bye-election was called following the resignation of the Member of Parliament for the area after he was installed as a paramount chief. The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main ...

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Gambia frees 85 prisoners

The Gambia has announced the release of 85 prisoners including high profile inmates such as a former director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) and the erstwhile deputy Inspector General of Police. According to a statement seen by the {African Press Agency} on Sunday, in exercise of his prerogative of mercy President Yahya Jammeh ordered that the prisoners including Bun Sanneh (former director ...

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Mugabe proclaims dates for three Zimbabwe by-elections

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday set September 19 as the date for by-elections in constituencies left vacant following this month's expulsion of three ruling party parliamentarians.Mugabe announced in a Government Gazette that voters will elect new National Assembly representatives in Mbire, Marondera Central and Mwenezi East on September 19. The seats fell vacant after the incumbent lawmakers ...

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African court to conduct sensitization seminars in Lesotho

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AFCHPR) will undertake a two-day sensitisation visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho for the purpose of holding discussions with relevant stakeholders to promote the Court, APA can report.The press release from the African Union reads that the mission , scheduled for 6-7 this month, will pay courtesy calls on Kingdom officials, including the Ministries of Foreign ...

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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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