Namibia’s ruling SWAPO rubbishes internal turmoil reports

Namibia’s ruling SWAPO rubbishes internal turmoil reports

SWAPO secretary general Nangolo Mbumba on Thursday quashed claims that Namibia's ruling party is facing an internal revolt from some senior members who allegedly want the outcome of ...

Mozambique’s electoral body calls for end to violence

Mozambique’s electoral body calls for end to violence

Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE), has urged all political parties and voters to halt the violent incidents that have characterized the election campaign in recent ...

Media rights group warns Botswana against its response to US concerns

Media rights group warns Botswana against its response to US concerns

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in Botswana on Wednesday said it is shocked at the way the government responded to the United States statement on the arrest of Sunday ...

Liberia: Electoral commission wants Senatorial poll delayed

Liberia: Electoral commission wants Senatorial poll delayed

The Liberia National Election Commission (NEC) has requested the national legislature to pass an act postponing the October 2014 special Senatorial election as a result of the ...

Sudan: Detained opposition leader released

Sudan: Detained opposition leader released

Sudan's opposition leader Ibrahim Al-Shiekh has been released after more than three months of detention. The Sudanese National intelligence of the Security Services (NISS) has ...

S/Africa: Judge receives threats over Pistorius acquittal

S/Africa: Judge receives threats over Pistorius acquittal

The female judge who acquitted Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder has received several threats on her person, prompting police protection around her to be stepped up, a report ...

Violence grips Botswana ahead of elections

Violence grips Botswana ahead of elections

Botswana has been gripped by a state of fear ahead of general elections as there has been a reported number of break-ins, theft and assault of political activists and media ...

Namibia’s ruling SWAPO rubbishes internal turmoil reports

SWAPO secretary general Nangolo Mbumba on Thursday quashed claims that Namibia's ruling party is facing an internal revolt from some senior members who allegedly want the outcome of the recently held electoral college nullified due to irregularities.The local press has reported that the party's Politburo on Monday succumbed to pressure from the disgruntled officials and took a decision to investigate events ...

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Mozambique’s electoral body calls for end to violence

Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE), has urged all political parties and voters to halt the violent incidents that have characterized the election campaign in recent days, APA learns here on Thursday. CNE chairperson, Abdul Carimo is quoted by state news agency as saying that most serious incidents reported in the media have been attacks by supporters of the ruling Frelimo party against members ...

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Media rights group warns Botswana against its response to US concerns

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in Botswana on Wednesday said it is shocked at the way the government responded to the United States statement on the arrest of Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone, who has been charged with sedition. Speaking in an interview, MISA Botswana Director, Buyani Zongwani, noted that Botswana may just be biting the hand that feeds it. In his turn, Gaborone attorney ...

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Liberia: Electoral commission wants Senatorial poll delayed

The Liberia National Election Commission (NEC) has requested the national legislature to pass an act postponing the October 2014 special Senatorial election as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola outbreak in the country.NEC spokesman, Joel Kennedy told journalists in Monrovia Tuesday that the epidemic will definitely impede the commission's outreach work and the campaign activities of candidates. He said ...

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Sudan: Detained opposition leader released

Sudan's opposition leader Ibrahim Al-Shiekh has been released after more than three months of detention. The Sudanese National intelligence of the Security Services (NISS) has arrested Mr. Al-Sheikh after he criticized the security Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and accused them of committing abuses in the troubled regions of the country. The Sudanese authorities have pressured Mr. Al-Shiekh to recent from his ...

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S/Africa: Judge receives threats over Pistorius acquittal

The female judge who acquitted Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder has received several threats on her person, prompting police protection around her to be stepped up, a report by South Africa's City Press newspaper disclosed on Tuesday.Judge Thokozile Masipa had declared in last Thursday's ruling that the disgraced Paralympian did not intentionally kill his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp on ...

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Violence grips Botswana ahead of elections

Botswana has been gripped by a state of fear ahead of general elections as there has been a reported number of break-ins, theft and assault of political activists and media personnel, the Botswana Gazette newspaper reported here on Tuesday. The paper says the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) campaign manager was found dead with visible stab wounds and the Botswana Congress Party council ...

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Nigeria’s Air Force chief dismisses possibility of sabotage for missing jet

Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has dismissed insinuations linking the missing Air Force Alpha jet to sabotage. The Alpha jet went missing on Friday while on an operation against insurgents in Adamawa State in north-eastern Nigeria. Amosu told journalists after briefing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on the missing jet on Monday in Abuja that the two crew members might still be ...

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Nigerian press harps on kidnappings, missing jet, collapsed building

The kidnapping of 50 women and several children by insurgents, the search for crashed Air force fighter jet, and the increase from 17 to 48 deaths in the collapsed Church building, excited some major Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday. ThisDay reported that locals of Michika and Gulak communities in Adamawa State on Monday raised the alarm over the abduction of over 50 women and an undisclosed number of children ...

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Nigerian senate to consider $1 billion security loan

The Nigerian Senate resumed from recess on Tuesday to consider the government's request to obtain a US$1 billion loan to tackle the security challenges in the northern part of the country. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, told journalists in Abuja on Tuesday that the request would be laid on the order paper to be considered by the lawmakers. “This is in view of ...

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