Mugabe arrives in resort town for birthday bash

Mugabe arrives in resort town for birthday bash

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Victoria Falls on Friday ahead of his belated 91st birthday celebrations scheduled for the resort town at the weekend.The veteran ...

Zambian gov’t to unveil constitution finalisation roadmap

Zambian gov’t to unveil constitution finalisation roadmap

Vice President Inonge Wina has announced that the Zambian government will next week unveil its roadmap towards the enactment of a new constitution for the country after much ...

Botswana unable to hike civil servant salaries – VP

Botswana unable to hike civil servant salaries – VP

Botswana Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has indicated that the government will not be able to meet civil servants demands for higher salary increments, Gabz FM radio station ...

Zambia: Former minister jailed for graft

Zambia: Former minister jailed for graft

Former Zambian cabinet minister, Maxwell Mwale was Friday convicted for abuse of office and sentenced to 12 months with hard labour.Mwale, a former mines minister in the government ...

Nigeria: NHRC, CSOs warn against dragging security forces into politics

Nigeria: NHRC, CSOs warn against dragging security forces into politics

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and representatives of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) have raised alarm over the “willingness of the leading ...

Human rights lawyer slams Prince Charles over Botswana hunting ban

Human rights lawyer slams Prince Charles over Botswana hunting ban

Human rights and Survival International activist, Gordon Bennett, has criticized British monarch, Prince William, for refusing to recognize issues affecting Bushmen (Basarwa) of the ...

African observers upbeat about Lesotho polls

African observers upbeat about Lesotho polls

African observer missions members are hopeful Lesotho's much anticipated elections will proceed smoothly when more than 1.2 million Basotho go to the polls to choose a new ...

Mugabe arrives in resort town for birthday bash

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Victoria Falls on Friday ahead of his belated 91st birthday celebrations scheduled for the resort town at the weekend.The veteran leader, who turned 91 on February 21, was accompanied by his wife Grace and received by hundreds of ruling ZANU PF supporters at Victoria Falls International Airport, including several cabinet ministers. ZANU PF has set a target of ...

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Zambian gov’t to unveil constitution finalisation roadmap

Vice President Inonge Wina has announced that the Zambian government will next week unveil its roadmap towards the enactment of a new constitution for the country after much acrimony over the process in past years.A draft constitution was drawn up more than a year ago but disagreements between the government and civil society have stalled the process. Wina said on Friday that President Edgar Lungu's ...

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Botswana unable to hike civil servant salaries – VP

Botswana Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has indicated that the government will not be able to meet civil servants demands for higher salary increments, Gabz FM radio station reported here on Friday.Addressing government officials in Selebi Phikwe town, Masisi said the country's economy would collapse if government was to effect the high increment tabled by civil servants. Reports say the government has ...

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Zambia: Former minister jailed for graft

Former Zambian cabinet minister, Maxwell Mwale was Friday convicted for abuse of office and sentenced to 12 months with hard labour.Mwale, a former mines minister in the government of ex-president Rupiah Banda, was convicted for interfering with the process of the issuance of a mining licence to a Chinese firm by the Ministry of Mines when he served as minister. He can however appeal to a higher court ...

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Nigeria: NHRC, CSOs warn against dragging security forces into politics

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and representatives of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) have raised alarm over the “willingness of the leading political parties to turn the role of the security agencies in the 2015 general elections into a partisan issue''.A statement issued on Friday in Abuja after a meeting of the two institutions on the arrangements for the protection ...

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Human rights lawyer slams Prince Charles over Botswana hunting ban

Human rights and Survival International activist, Gordon Bennett, has criticized British monarch, Prince William, for refusing to recognize issues affecting Bushmen (Basarwa) of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), he said in a statement released here on Friday. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg, South Africa Thursday, Bennett expressed disappointment at Prince William's office's response ...

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African observers upbeat about Lesotho polls

African observer missions members are hopeful Lesotho's much anticipated elections will proceed smoothly when more than 1.2 million Basotho go to the polls to choose a new government on Saturday.The elections were brought forward by two years to end the political impasse which saw an attempted coup last year in the Mountain Kingdom. The head of the African Union (AU) observer mission and former Prime ...

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Botswana opposition demands minister’s resignation over arms deal

Opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change lawmaker Pius Mokgware on Friday called on Defence Minister Shaw Kgathi to resign following his denial that Seleka Springs won military equipment supply tenders at the Botswana Defence Force.Mokgware said it was untrue that the company owned by President Ian Khama's younger brothers Tshekedi and Antony Khama has never won a BDF tender and that it was dishonourable ...

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S/Africa: Zuma waiting for paperwork to consider prisoner amnesty

South African President Jacob Zuma is yet to consider the remaining applications for presidential pardons but would consider the applications in terms of the Special Dispensation Process, he has told Parliament.“The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services and The Presidency are in the process of finalising the relevant documents for my final decision. “I have therefore not yet granted pardon to any ...

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Nigeria’s opposition presidential candidate disparages economy

Nigeria's opposition Presidential candidate, retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the rebasing of Nigeria as the biggest economy in Africa as ``paper growth''. Buhari told Chatham House in London on Thursday that the growth was hinged on mismanagement, profligacy and corruption and had not translated to human development or shared prosperity. Even as top brass ...

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