Egypt’s Interior Minister sacked

Egypt’s Interior Minister sacked

Egypt's Interior Minister, General Mohamed Ibrahim was on Thursday sacked along with eight of his cabinet colleagues as part of a mild reshuffle, reliable sources in Cairo ...

Botswana expresses concern over security situation in CAR

Botswana expresses concern over security situation in CAR

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has told the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council that Botswana is concerned that the ...

College principal threatens to kill Zimbabwe journalist

College principal threatens to kill Zimbabwe journalist

A journalist with the private NewsDay was allegedly threatened with death by an official of a private Harare college while investigating allegations of leaking of national ...

Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Fifteen political parties have opposed the proposed use of card readers in accrediting voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections. The aggrieved ...

Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

International ratings do not always give the correct picture of corruption in Botswana, APA learnt here on Thursday.According to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime ...

African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

The African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) on Thursday strongly condemned this week's murder in Maputo of Mozambique's top constitutional law expert Gilles Cistac.The Cape ...

Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct mock elections on Saturday to enable it test the equipment to be used for the presidential ...

Egypt’s Interior Minister sacked

Egypt's Interior Minister, General Mohamed Ibrahim was on Thursday sacked along with eight of his cabinet colleagues as part of a mild reshuffle, reliable sources in Cairo disclosed.Ibrahim has been replaced by General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar, who was serving at the National Security Department until his ministerial appointment. The Ministers of Education, Tourism, Telecommunications, Agriculture and Culture ...

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Botswana expresses concern over security situation in CAR

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has told the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council that Botswana is concerned that the security situation in the Central African Republic could derail the crucial elections scheduled for later this year.According to a statement from Venson-Moitoi's office on Thursday, the minister called for additional United Nations ...

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College principal threatens to kill Zimbabwe journalist

A journalist with the private NewsDay was allegedly threatened with death by an official of a private Harare college while investigating allegations of leaking of national examination papers, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) reported Thursday.According to MISA, Winstone Antonio was on Wednesday allegedly threatened with death by Rockland College principal director McDonald Makondesa when he ...

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Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Fifteen political parties have opposed the proposed use of card readers in accrediting voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections. The aggrieved parties and five presidential candidates participating in the forthcoming elections said on Wednesday that the use of the electronic devices would not only be against the 1999 Constitution, but also the 2010 Electoral Act (As ...

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Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

International ratings do not always give the correct picture of corruption in Botswana, APA learnt here on Thursday.According to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime spokesperson Lentswe Motshoganetsi, corruption in Botswana has become sophisticated, thanks to technological advancements that are enabling people to find new ways of conducting corrupt activities. Motshoganetsi, who says Botswana's ...

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African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

The African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) on Thursday strongly condemned this week's murder in Maputo of Mozambique's top constitutional law expert Gilles Cistac.The Cape Town-based organization said in a statement signed by the ANCL general secretary Vanja Karth that "academics, scholars, lawyers and all citizens of Mozambique should be free to express opinions, interpret and engage in discussion ...

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Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct mock elections on Saturday to enable it test the equipment to be used for the presidential election and National Assembly elections on March 28 and the governorship and state assemblies polls on April 11. INEC's National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Dr. Chris Iyimoga, told journalists on ...

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Lesotho’s former PM forms coalition gov’t after inconclusive poll

A former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili, is back in the driving seat as the head of a new coalition government in Maseru following his narrow election victory, which was however not enough for his Democratic Party (DC) to form a government on its own. The Lesotho parliament has 120 seats of which 80 are decided by voters and 40 are allocated through proportional representation. The DC secured ...

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Academic accuses Botswana’s legislature of tyranny

University of Botswana lecturer Professor Zibani Maundeni has accused the Botswana Parliament of tyranny, saying it makes oppressive laws, APA learns here Thursday. Speaking in an interview, Professor Maundeni cited the Media Practitioners' Act of 2008 which he said the media could not work under, but which was passed by parliament nonetheless. He also said, as researchers they struggle to get information ...

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Sankara family deny contact with Burkina authorities

The family of the late Burkina Faso President, Thomas Sankara, have denied any contact or agreement with the authorities of the transition government five months after Blaise Compaoré was toppled by a popular uprising and fled the country.In a statement dated March 3rd, Mrs. Mariam Sankara said she has not had formal contact with the transition authorities “contrary to what the press said.â€� However, the ...

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