Union vows to expose Botswana’s ‘hidden’ corruption

Union vows to expose Botswana’s ‘hidden’ corruption

Botswana's biggest union, Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has said that the nation should brace itself for more corruption scandals as it threatens to expose ...

Botswana union wants Khama to fire spy chief

Botswana union wants Khama to fire spy chief

The Botswana Federation of Public Sectors Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Wednesday called on President Ian Khama to fire intelligence chief Isaac Kgosi following revelations that he was being ...

Muluzi appointed Commonwealth special envoy to Swaziland

Muluzi appointed Commonwealth special envoy to Swaziland

Former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi has been appointed as Special Commonwealth envoy to Swaziland, APA learnt here Wednesday.Speaking in the commercial city of Blantyre on ...

Malawi finance minister to conduct pre-budget consultations

Malawi finance minister to conduct pre-budget consultations

Malawi's Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe will for the next 10 days embark on consultations to solicit views from different stakeholders on the country's 2014/15 budget.Treasury ...

Ritual murder, fuel attendants’ strike grab Namibian headlines

Ritual murder, fuel attendants’ strike grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Wednesday dominated by news of the brutal murder of mother and her minor son, the raiding of graveyards for ritual purposes and countrywide strike by fuel ...

Malawi press reports on electoral reforms, Cashgate trial

Malawi press reports on electoral reforms, Cashgate trial

The main news headlines in Malawi on Wednesday included the government's position on cabinet involvement in proposed electoral law reforms and calls for a probe into allegations ...

Theft of Mandela funeral funds probed

Theft of Mandela funeral funds probed

South Africa's public protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating how public officials allegedly mismanaged or stole about US$6 million meant to pay for the funeral of Nelson ...

Union vows to expose Botswana’s ‘hidden’ corruption

Botswana's biggest union, Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has said that the nation should brace itself for more corruption scandals as it threatens to expose corrupt government officials through the media.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, BOFEPUSU labour secretary Johnson Motshwarakgole said “we are going to expose corruption in this country. The secretive system that is ...

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Botswana union wants Khama to fire spy chief

The Botswana Federation of Public Sectors Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Wednesday called on President Ian Khama to fire intelligence chief Isaac Kgosi following revelations that he was being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body.BOFEOUSU secretary general Tobokani Rari told journalists in Gaborone that Khama should force Kgosi to step down as head of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services ...

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Muluzi appointed Commonwealth special envoy to Swaziland

Former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi has been appointed as Special Commonwealth envoy to Swaziland, APA learnt here Wednesday.Speaking in the commercial city of Blantyre on Wednesday, Muluzi described the appointment as a great honour to him and Malawi. "This appointment is an honour to all of us Malawians. I am also grateful to our President Peter Mutharika for pledging his support to my appointment," he ...

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Malawi finance minister to conduct pre-budget consultations

Malawi's Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe will for the next 10 days embark on consultations to solicit views from different stakeholders on the country's 2014/15 budget.Treasury Secretary Newby Kumwembe said Wednesday that the consultations would run from Thursday until August 2 to gather the views collected from economists, the academia, business people and the media on the budget framework. "The ministry ...

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Ritual murder, fuel attendants’ strike grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Wednesday dominated by news of the brutal murder of mother and her minor son, the raiding of graveyards for ritual purposes and countrywide strike by fuel attendants.The Namibian carried a story on the shocking news of a mother and her four-year-old son who were hacked to death at Masivi village, south of Rundu in the Kavango West region. The Namibian relayed a Namibia Press Agency ...

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Malawi press reports on electoral reforms, Cashgate trial

The main news headlines in Malawi on Wednesday included the government's position on cabinet involvement in proposed electoral law reforms and calls for a probe into allegations that opposition official Oswald Lutepo was forced to lie under oath.The Daily Times wrote that President Peter Mutharika's government had rejected a proposal by the Malawi Electoral Commission that cabinet should not be involved in ...

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Theft of Mandela funeral funds probed

South Africa's public protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating how public officials allegedly mismanaged or stole about US$6 million meant to pay for the funeral of Nelson Mandela.Madonsela's spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said Tuesday that the probe would focus on officials at four municipalities in the country's Eastern Cape province where Mandela hailed from and where he was buried last year at his rural ...

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Zimbabwe gov’t withdraws reappointment of anti-graft commissioners

The government has reversed the reappointment of members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) because their appointment was not done in accordance with provisions of the new constitution, Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi said Tuesday.The minister said in a statement that cabinet had, following its weekly meeting on Tuesday, resolved that due process had not been followed when President Robert ...

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South Africa’s Malema injured as police break EFF protest

Police on Tuesday evening used teargas and rubber bullets to drive protesting members of South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) out of the Gauteng provincial parliament they had occupied.Stun grenades were also thrown into the foyer of the legislature as the police acted to force the EFF members out of the building. The opposition party's hardliner leader Julius Malema and some of his ...

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Zimbabwean court scraps controversial falsehoods law

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Tuesday scrapped a controversial law that criminalised the “publishing of falsehoods” that are deemed to discredit the country's security forces.In a landmark judgment announced by Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba, the court removed from the statutes a section of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act) that made it a criminal offence to publish information about the ...

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