Sudan’s President Bashir seeks new term

Sudan’s President Bashir seeks new term

Sudan's veteran leader Omar Al-Bashir is seeking to run for the presidency after he joined nominees for the ruling National Congress Party ticket in next year's elections, APA can ...

UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

The United Kingdom is hosting activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day' as part of a ‘Modern Slavery Bill' introduced to the British Parliament earlier this year. The Bill - one of the ...

Prominent Congolese journalist dies

Prominent Congolese journalist dies

The death has been reported of the chairman of the National Union of Congolese Media Practitioners (UNPC) / Katanga section, Kazadi Galeka, who died last week-end at Kolwezi (300 km ...

Guinean envoy expresses dismay at state of Sierra Leonean prisons

Guinean envoy expresses dismay at state of Sierra Leonean prisons

The Guinean ambassador to Sierra Leone on Tuesday expressed dismay at the treatment of his countrymen in Sierra Leone's prisons. Mr. Foday Camara was particularly critical of the ...

Nigeria’s spending for 2015 polls won’t cause inflation – minister

Nigeria’s spending for 2015 polls won’t cause inflation – minister

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured Nigerians that spending by the government and the private sector for the 2015 general elections will not lead to ...

SADC facilitator ends visit to Lesotho, consults Zuma

SADC facilitator ends visit to Lesotho, consults Zuma

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the southern African facilitator in Lesotho's political crisis, has returned home from Maseru to consult with the authorities ...

Malawi press reports on Kamuzu Banda benefits claim, others

Malawi press reports on Kamuzu Banda benefits claim, others

The Malawian press on Tuesday focused on a benefits claim by the family of founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda and denial by parliament's Public Appointments Committee (PAC) ...

Sudan’s President Bashir seeks new term

Sudan's veteran leader Omar Al-Bashir is seeking to run for the presidency after he joined nominees for the ruling National Congress Party ticket in next year's elections, APA can report Tuesday. According to local media reports the Leadership Council of the NCP late on Monday selected five nominees to compete for the presidency of the party and next year's presidential elections in a secret ballot on ...

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UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

The United Kingdom is hosting activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day' as part of a ‘Modern Slavery Bill' introduced to the British Parliament earlier this year. The Bill - one of the first in the world specifically tackling modern slavery; reflects the UK's determination to play a leading role. It will give law enforcement agencies the tools they need to target today's slave drivers and traffickers, ensure ...

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Prominent Congolese journalist dies

The death has been reported of the chairman of the National Union of Congolese Media Practitioners (UNPC) / Katanga section, Kazadi Galeka, who died last week-end at Kolwezi (300 km from Lubumbashi) following sickness, a source close confirmed here Monday. Kazadi Ngeleka, 62, was the Director and editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Etoile published in Lubumbashi. He was also a film actor and producer. ...

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Guinean envoy expresses dismay at state of Sierra Leonean prisons

The Guinean ambassador to Sierra Leone on Tuesday expressed dismay at the treatment of his countrymen in Sierra Leone's prisons. Mr. Foday Camara was particularly critical of the incarceration of Guinean minors which he said was unfair. His condemnation came during a visit to Sierra Leone's main (Pademba Road) prison in Freetown, last week. About 60 Guineans are said to be held in the prison for various ...

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Nigeria’s spending for 2015 polls won’t cause inflation – minister

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured Nigerians that spending by the government and the private sector for the 2015 general elections will not lead to inflation. Local media reports on Tuesday said that Okonjo-Iweala, who gave the assurance in Washington at the end of the IMF/ World Bank meeting last weekend, noted that all necessary measures had been put in place to check the ...

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SADC facilitator ends visit to Lesotho, consults Zuma

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the southern African facilitator in Lesotho's political crisis, has returned home from Maseru to consult with the authorities in Pretoria, APA learnt on Tuesday.During his visit to the mountain kingdom, Ramaphosa paid a courtesy call on King Letsie III before holding consultations with beleaguered Prime Minister Tom Thabane, Deputy Prime Minister ...

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Malawi press reports on Kamuzu Banda benefits claim, others

The Malawian press on Tuesday focused on a benefits claim by the family of founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda and denial by parliament's Public Appointments Committee (PAC) that it was warned about director of Public Assets Declaration Christopher Tukula's criminal record before his appointment.The Nation reported that Banda's family had made a fresh appeal to the government for the founding ...

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Botswana makes strides towards achieving MDGs – Report

Botswana has made significant strides towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) although the level of progress varies from between and within goals, according to a status report released by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning on Monday.The report revealed that a lot of progress has been achieved in targets such as increased school enrolment, improved access to clean drinking water ...

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Botswana churches mobilise voters as polls beckon

Faith-based organisations represented by the Botswana Council of Churches (BCC), Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana and Organisation of African Instituted Churches have agreed to mobilise Christians to make meaningful contributions in the October 24 general elections, APA learnt here on Tuesday.A press release issued through the BCC stated that the church groups would deploy an election observer mission to ...

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Zimbabwe: Press reports on ZANU PF infighting, lightning strike

Zimbabwean press headlines were Tuesday dominated by the ongoing ruling party infighting, lightning strike at a police training camp and endorsement of Mozambique's just-ended general elections.The state-run Herald wrote that opposition parties had jumped to the defence of embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru who is accused by her ZANU PF party of supping with government opponents and fanning divisions in ...

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