Zambia: Sata swears-in new Attorney General, Solicitor General

Zambia: Sata swears-in new Attorney General, Solicitor General

Zambian President Michael Sata on Wednesday swore-in a new Attorney General and Solicitor General who are government's top lawyers and legal advisors, ending a legal debate in which ...

Malawi’s Mutharika to attend US-Africa Summit

Malawi’s Mutharika to attend US-Africa Summit

Malawian President Peter Mutharika will attend the US-Africa Summit slated for 4-6 August in Washington DC, presidential secretary Frederick Ndala announced Wednesday.According to ...

Namibian CSOs condemn constitutional amendments

Namibian CSOs condemn constitutional amendments

Namibian civil society organisations on Wednesday joined the public fray in condemning proposed constitutional amendments that Prime Minister Hage Geingob was expected to table in ...

Botswana opposition leader dies in car crash

Botswana opposition leader dies in car crash

The president of the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Gomolemo Motswaledi died in car crash on Wednesday, his party has announced.BMD secretary general Wynter ...

S/Africa still unequal, says ex-apartheid ruler

S/Africa still unequal, says ex-apartheid ruler

Apartheid South Africa's last leader Frederik Willem de Klerk on Tuesday called for more effective methods to achieve equality in a country he said remains unequal, 20 years after ...

Mozambican leader commends Muslims for peace

Mozambican leader commends Muslims for peace

President Armando Guebuza says the principles and values of the Muslim community in Mozambique contributes greatly to the consolidation of peace and national unity, state radio ...

Mozambican adversaries inch closer to ceasefire

Mozambican adversaries inch closer to ceasefire

The Mozambican government and the main opposition Renamo are edging closer to an agreement to end year-long hostilities that threaten to plunge the southern African country into ...

Zambia: Sata swears-in new Attorney General, Solicitor General

Zambian President Michael Sata on Wednesday swore-in a new Attorney General and Solicitor General who are government's top lawyers and legal advisors, ending a legal debate in which the opposition argued that the Attorney General was in office illegally.Attorney General Musa Mwenye, who previously served at the lower level of Solicitor General, assumed duties before being sworn-in, courting controversy from ...

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Malawi’s Mutharika to attend US-Africa Summit

Malawian President Peter Mutharika will attend the US-Africa Summit slated for 4-6 August in Washington DC, presidential secretary Frederick Ndala announced Wednesday.According to Ndala, Mutharika was due to depart for the Washington DC on Friday at the invitation of President Barrack Obama. "During the summit, President Mutharika will, among other things, participate in a number of signature events, ...

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Namibian CSOs condemn constitutional amendments

Namibian civil society organisations on Wednesday joined the public fray in condemning proposed constitutional amendments that Prime Minister Hage Geingob was expected to table in parliament.Namibian Non-Governmental Organisations Forum (Nangof), an umbrella body for non-governmental organisations in the country, added its voice to criticism of the proposed changes to the constitution, saying they require ...

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Botswana opposition leader dies in car crash

The president of the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Gomolemo Motswaledi died in car crash on Wednesday, his party has announced.BMD secretary general Wynter Mmolotsi said the accident happened while Motswaledi, who was the secretary general of opposition coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), was travelling from a meeting in South Africa. UDC is made up of Botswana National Front, ...

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S/Africa still unequal, says ex-apartheid ruler

Apartheid South Africa's last leader Frederik Willem de Klerk on Tuesday called for more effective methods to achieve equality in a country he said remains unequal, 20 years after the end of segregation.De Klerk, who was in 1993 awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Nelson Mandela for his role in ending apartheid, said South has achieved impressive progress since 1994 when the country discarded the ...

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Mozambican leader commends Muslims for peace

President Armando Guebuza says the principles and values of the Muslim community in Mozambique contributes greatly to the consolidation of peace and national unity, state radio reported Tuesday.Radio Mozambique said Guebuza sent a goodwill message to Muslim authorities in the country on the occasion of celebrations to commemorate Eid-al-Fitr as their holy month of Ramadan comes to a close. Guebuza said the ...

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Mozambican adversaries inch closer to ceasefire

The Mozambican government and the main opposition Renamo are edging closer to an agreement to end year-long hostilities that threaten to plunge the southern African country into anarchy, state media reported Tuesday.The Noticias daily said government and Renamo representatives have agreed on a draft text on the ceasefire. It quoted Agriculture Minister Jose Pacheco as saying the document covers areas that ...

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Malawi: Muslim association honours individuals on Eid-ul-Fitr

The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has bestowed various awards to individuals and organisations for their contribution towards the growth of Islam in and the general development of the southern African country.Speaking during the event on Monday night, Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Asbojorn Eidhammer commended the Muslim community in the country for keeping peace. "Malawi is a role model for other ...

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S/African army accused of discriminating HIV-positive recruits

Two former army recruits have taken the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to court claiming that they lost their jobs after testing HIV-positive, APA learnt here Tuesday.In the matter which was set for hearing in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria Tuesday, two female recruits who are being supported by civil organisation Section 27 are arguing that they lost their jobs allegedly because they ...

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Malawi launches fresh probe into sale of presidential jet

The Malawian government has instituted a fresh investigations into a sale of the presidential jet by former President Joyce Banda, APA learnt here Tuesday.Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa told a local radio station that the probe was meant to establish the truth about the disposal of the jet and how the proceeds from the sale were used. "Government through the committee which has been set to look into ...

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