CAR: Interim leader demands formation of new govt

CAR: Interim leader demands formation of new govt

The under-fire president of the transition in the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza has told her prime minister to form a new government on Friday in line with the ...

Guinea: Gov’t lines up September retreat over 2015 priorities

Guinea: Gov’t lines up September retreat over 2015 priorities

The government of Guinea is to hold a September 6 retreat in Conakry with its technical and financial partners with a view to identifying the priorities that should be included when ...

Zimbabwe: Opposition vows to push for political reforms

Zimbabwe: Opposition vows to push for political reforms

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by ex-premier Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday withdrew its offer for dialogue with the government to fight solutions to the ...

Mandela’s comrade-in-arms Ahmed Kathrada turns 85

Mandela’s comrade-in-arms Ahmed Kathrada turns 85

South African President Jacob Zuma has sent birthday wishes to Rivonia treason trialist and stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), Ahmed Kathrada, who has turned 85 years ...

Botswana ordered to provide foreign inmates with ARVs

Botswana ordered to provide foreign inmates with ARVs

A Botswana High Court judge on Friday ruled that the decision by the Botswana government to deny anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV-positive foreign inmates was a violation of their ...

IEC issues notice to deregister 21 S/African parties

IEC issues notice to deregister 21 S/African parties

South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said it had given notice of its intention to deregister 21 political parties not represented in Parliament from its ...

Jehovah’s Witnesses meet in Zimbabwe for int’l convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses meet in Zimbabwe for int’l convention

More than 50,000 Jehovah's Witnesses from around the world gathered in the Zimbabwean capital on Friday at the start of a three-day International Convention.The Witnesses, including ...

CAR: Interim leader demands formation of new govt

The under-fire president of the transition in the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza has told her prime minister to form a new government on Friday in line with the terms of the Brazzaville forum.Ms Samba-Paza remained impervious to pressure from some groups discontented by her appointment of Kamoun Mahamat as Prime Minister. In an address to the nation on Friday, the interim president ...

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Guinea: Gov’t lines up September retreat over 2015 priorities

The government of Guinea is to hold a September 6 retreat in Conakry with its technical and financial partners with a view to identifying the priorities that should be included when preparing the country's 2015 budget, official sources told APA on Thursday.According to government spokesperson, Albert Damantang Camara, before the retreat, the government will hold a preliminary meeting in Conakry on 26 August. ...

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Zimbabwe: Opposition vows to push for political reforms

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by ex-premier Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday withdrew its offer for dialogue with the government to fight solutions to the country's economic challenges, saying it would now push for political reforms to guarantee credible future elections.Tsvangirai said in Harare that the MDC national executive committee had resolved to withdraw earlier overtures ...

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Mandela’s comrade-in-arms Ahmed Kathrada turns 85

South African President Jacob Zuma has sent birthday wishes to Rivonia treason trialist and stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), Ahmed Kathrada, who has turned 85 years old.“On behalf of our government, the ruling party, the ANC, the struggle veterans and the people of South Africa, I wish to extend a happy 85th birthday wish to Mr Ahmed Kathrada. We wish you good health and a happy life. May you ...

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Botswana ordered to provide foreign inmates with ARVs

A Botswana High Court judge on Friday ruled that the decision by the Botswana government to deny anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV-positive foreign inmates was a violation of their constitutional rights.Justice Bengbame Sechele said the decision to deny foreign inmates ARVs was discriminatory and a clear violation of the constitutional rights of the affected individuals. The government had argued that it ...

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IEC issues notice to deregister 21 S/African parties

South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said it had given notice of its intention to deregister 21 political parties not represented in Parliament from its books.“The parties which do not have representation in a legislature are required in terms of the Electoral Commission Act (51 of 1996) to renew their registration annually. The parties have until 29 August 2014 to renew their ...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses meet in Zimbabwe for int’l convention

More than 50,000 Jehovah's Witnesses from around the world gathered in the Zimbabwean capital on Friday at the start of a three-day International Convention.The Witnesses, including more than 3,000 foreign delegates from many countries such as Botswana, Brazil, Germany, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, United States and Zambia. According to the organisers, this is the first convention for Jehovah's ...

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New diplomatic appointments grab Malawi headlines

The Malawian media was Friday dominated by news of the appointment of new diplomats to represent Malawi in other countries.The Nation newspaper carried an article on the appointment of five new ambassadors by President Peter Muthatika to the United States, South Africa, Belgium, United Kingdom and People's Republic of China. The paper said Mutharika had written to the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of ...

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S/Africans encouraged to promote domestic tourism

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has encouraged fellow South Africans to promote domestic tourism by visiting places of interest in the country.Addressing media during a post-Cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Radebe said South Africans should familiarise themselves on the importance of tourism in the economy. He said Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom ...

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Zuma: Small enterprises set to grow S/African economy, create jobs

Supporting small enterprises and broad-based economic empowerment projects will be a key strategy in growing the South African economy to create millions of decent jobs by 2030, South African President Jacob Zuma has said.The President said this in response to a question from African National Congress MP Joanmariae Fubbs during a sitting of the National Assembly in Cape Town on Thursday. To garner this ...

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