S/Sudan: Treason charges against coup suspects dropped

S/Sudan: Treason charges against coup suspects dropped

South Sudan's Justice Minister, John Luk Jok has confirmed that the treason charges preferred against four coup suspects have been dropped without condition.In a statement in Juba ...

Zambia refuses to extradite Rwandan nationals

Zambia refuses to extradite Rwandan nationals

The Zambian government says it cannot extradite Rwandan nationals living in the country that are wanted in Rwanda on allegations of participating in a 1994 genocide that claimed ...

Malawi electoral body calls for prayers ahead of polls

Malawi electoral body calls for prayers ahead of polls

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has organised national prayers on April 30 to allow Malawians to reflect on the importance of peace as the country heads for next next month's ...

Crashed police copter grabs Botswana media headlines

Crashed police copter grabs Botswana media headlines

The crash of a Botswana Police Service (BPS) helicopter in the Okavango Delta that claimed three lives was the main news headlines in the country's media on Thursday.The Botswana ...

S/Africa’s security ministers visit elections trouble spots

S/Africa’s security ministers visit elections trouble spots

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is leading a team of security cluster ministers on a visit to election hotspots in the Western Cape Province in a bid to ensure stability ahead of the ...

Alcohol abuse, murder trial grab Namibian press headlines

Alcohol abuse, murder trial grab Namibian press headlines

Rampant alcohol abuse among the elderly, the trial of killer boyfriend and a case against Cuban doctors made headlines in Namibian media on Thursday.The Namibian reported on a ...

Zimbabwe feuding parties ready for dialogue – report

Zimbabwe feuding parties ready for dialogue – report

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change are ready to engage in political dialogue to end tension between the two parties and possibly result in ...

S/Sudan: Treason charges against coup suspects dropped

South Sudan's Justice Minister, John Luk Jok has confirmed that the treason charges preferred against four coup suspects have been dropped without condition.In a statement in Juba on Thursday, Jok said they were no longer pursuing the case against Pagan Amum and three other former members of the government who were on trial for their alleged involvement in a failed coup in December. Amum, a former secretary ...

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Zambia refuses to extradite Rwandan nationals

The Zambian government says it cannot extradite Rwandan nationals living in the country that are wanted in Rwanda on allegations of participating in a 1994 genocide that claimed more than one million lives in that country.Commissioner for Refugees Jacob Mpepo told journalists on Thursday that the Zambian government could not extradite any Rwanda national back to their homeland because of the absence of an ...

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Malawi electoral body calls for prayers ahead of polls

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has organised national prayers on April 30 to allow Malawians to reflect on the importance of peace as the country heads for next next month's general elections.MEC chief elections officer Willy Kalonga said Thursday that the prayers would be led by heads of various faiths and religions in the country under the theme “Free, fair and peaceful elections: Is anything too ...

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Crashed police copter grabs Botswana media headlines

The crash of a Botswana Police Service (BPS) helicopter in the Okavango Delta that claimed three lives was the main news headlines in the country's media on Thursday.The Botswana Guardian said the BPS had launched investigations to establish the cause of the crash that took place on Sunday night. The paper said although the police have ruled out foul play, there was suspicion that poachers could have shot ...

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S/Africa’s security ministers visit elections trouble spots

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is leading a team of security cluster ministers on a visit to election hotspots in the Western Cape Province in a bid to ensure stability ahead of the 7 May national elections, APA learnt on Thursday.According to the Presidency, the delegation, that met with the Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Thursday morning, included the ministers of Police, Defence, State Security, ...

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Alcohol abuse, murder trial grab Namibian press headlines

Rampant alcohol abuse among the elderly, the trial of killer boyfriend and a case against Cuban doctors made headlines in Namibian media on Thursday.The Namibian reported on a parliamentary committee report that expressed concern about the widespread consumption of liquor by elderly Namibians. The report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday revealed that pensioners are squandering their N$600 (about US$57) ...

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Zimbabwe feuding parties ready for dialogue – report

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change are ready to engage in political dialogue to end tension between the two parties and possibly result in another coalition government, APA learnt here Thursday.Spokespersons for ZANU PF and the MDC confirmed to The Zimbabwe Mail that they were ready to “smoke the peace pipe” in order to resolve the country's economic and political ...

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Moz gov’t makes another concession on opposition demands

The Mozambican government has made another major concession to allow the leader of the main opposition Renamo to register before the 29 April deadline to enable him to contest in presidential elections set for 15 October, the media reported Thursday.Private television station Soico Televisa (STv) reported that Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, who believed to be holed up in a Renamo base on the Gorongosa ...

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Malawi: VP’s allegiance dominates press headlines

Malawian media on Thursday focused on the reasons behind Vice President Khumbo Kachali's absence from President Joyce Banda's official engagements.The Nation carried an article on the country's Vice President Kachali explaining his absence from official engagements such as presidential rallies. He indicated that he was neither a running mate nor presidential candidate in the May 20 general elections and ...

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Mozambique opposition requests extension of voter registration

Mozambique's main opposition Renamo has formally requested an extension to the ongoing voter registration exercise on the grounds that several potential voters will not be able to register by the April 29 deadline, APA learns here on Thursday.The registration began on February 15 and is due to end next Tuesday. Spokesperson for Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, Antonio Muchanga is quoted by state news agency ...

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