Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Friday awash with news of the downgrading of Hosea Kutako International Airport, proposed constitutional changes delays parliament from going into a recess ...

Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

The Botswana government's alcohol levy is impacting negatively on the liquor industry's profits in the country, industries warned Friday.Kgalagadi Breweries managing director Johan ...

Zimbabwe media reports on minister’s quizzing, elections

Zimbabwe media reports on minister’s quizzing, elections

Top stories in Zimbabwe's media on Friday were the questioning of Information Minister Jonathan Moyo over his alleged links to a shadowy Facebook character calling for a revolt ...

Zimbabwe media mourns death of two journalists

Zimbabwe media mourns death of two journalists

Zimbabwe's media fraternity was plunged into mourning Thursday following the tragic deaths of two young journalists.The fraternity woke up Thursday to news that freelance journalist ...

Malawi press reports on debate on law on recall of lawmakers

Malawi press reports on debate on law on recall of lawmakers

Malawian newspapers on Thursday highlighted the raging debate on a repealed law that previously empowered political parties to recall non-performing lawmakers.The Nation reported ...

Pohamba urges new envoys to build stronger ties with Namibia

Pohamba urges new envoys to build stronger ties with Namibia

President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on new foreign diplomats in Namibia to continue the work of their predecessors in promoting economic cooperation between their countries and ...

Botswana to repatriate Angolan refugees

Botswana to repatriate Angolan refugees

Botswana on Thursday called on Angolan refugees staying in various parts of the country to report at Dukwi Refugee Camp to be assisted to “repatriate back to their country of origin ...

Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Friday awash with news of the downgrading of Hosea Kutako International Airport, proposed constitutional changes delays parliament from going into a recess and the planned challenge to constitutional amendments.The main headlines included the downgrading of the country's largest airport to category 5 from category 9 following an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. ...

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Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

The Botswana government's alcohol levy is impacting negatively on the liquor industry's profits in the country, industries warned Friday.Kgalagadi Breweries managing director Johan de Kok said the alcohol levy was impacting on the operations of the company. Addressing the media in Gaborone, de Kok said there has been a great decline in sales, the closure of its Palapye Brewery subsidiary in the northern part ...

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Zimbabwe media reports on minister’s quizzing, elections

Top stories in Zimbabwe's media on Friday were the questioning of Information Minister Jonathan Moyo over his alleged links to a shadowy Facebook character calling for a revolt against President Robert Mugabe and the elections for members of the ruling ZANU PF Women's League. All newspapers carried articles on Thursday's alleged quizzing of Moyo by the police who wanted to find out what he knows about a ...

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Zimbabwe media mourns death of two journalists

Zimbabwe's media fraternity was plunged into mourning Thursday following the tragic deaths of two young journalists.The fraternity woke up Thursday to news that freelance journalist Zecheaus Nemadire was murdered on Wednesday night while coming from work in the capital. His body was found by passers-by lying in a bush near his Harare home in what the police suspected was a robbery case. His laptop was ...

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Malawi press reports on debate on law on recall of lawmakers

Malawian newspapers on Thursday highlighted the raging debate on a repealed law that previously empowered political parties to recall non-performing lawmakers.The Nation reported that former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda called on the National Assembly's Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to lobby for the reinstatement of the repealed Section 64. Banda said there is need to bring back the law which ...

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Pohamba urges new envoys to build stronger ties with Namibia

President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on new foreign diplomats in Namibia to continue the work of their predecessors in promoting economic cooperation between their countries and Windhoek.Seven new heads of mission from Pakistan, Ghana, Thailand, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Sudan presented their letters of credentials to Pohamba at State House on Wednesday. All the diplomats, expect the Ghanaian ...

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Botswana to repatriate Angolan refugees

Botswana on Thursday called on Angolan refugees staying in various parts of the country to report at Dukwi Refugee Camp to be assisted to “repatriate back to their country of origin in safety and dignity.”A statement from the Office of the President said Botswana said the 77 refugees “are further advised to avail themselves to the nearest immigration offices/police station or district commissioner's office ...

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SADC chief warns against over-reliance on donor funding

SADC executive secretary Stergomena Lawrence Tax on Thursday cautioned the 15-member bloc over relying too much on donor funding, warning that this would not solve many developmental challenges facing the region.Tax made the observation when she addressed the 16th Ministerial Committee of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation that kicked off in ...

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US mobilises youth ahead of Botswana elections

The United States embassy in Gaborone will Thursday launch a country-wide campaign to mobilise young people to participate in forthcoming Botswana general elections set for October this year.US embassy spokesperson Laona Segaetsho said the campaign, which would be undertaken in collaboration with the Organization for Youth and Elections in Botswana, underscored the American government's commitment to ...

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SADC holds ministerial security meet in Namibia

South African International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo is in Namibia to attend a ministerial meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security that started Thursday in the Namibian seaside city of Swakopmund.According to diplomatic sources, the meeting is expected to trash out matters pertaining to politics, defence and ...

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