Botswana praises Cuba, US for normalizing relations

Botswana praises Cuba, US for normalizing relations

Botswana's Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Eric Molale has commended the United States and Cuba for normalising their relations, Radio Botswana ...

Nigeria: CSOs urge gov’t to declare work-free day for voter cards collection

Nigeria: CSOs urge gov’t to declare work-free day for voter cards collection

The Nigerian Civil Society Organisations have called on Federal and State governments to declare at least one work-free day to enable Nigerians concentrate on collecting their ...

Egypt commission accepting parliamentary poll nominees

Egypt commission accepting parliamentary poll nominees

The High Elections Commission in Egypt has announced it would start accepting candidacies for the parliamentary elections starting on 8 February.In a statement released on Thursday, ...

S/African minister requests House to remove security chief

S/African minister requests House to remove security chief

South African Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has asked the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, which exercises its oversight on Police, to initiate processes to remove the ...

Zambian lawyers call for intense voter education

Zambian lawyers call for intense voter education

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), civic organisations and political parties to step up voter education campaigns to ...

Namibian minister cleared of corruption

Namibian minister cleared of corruption

Namibia's Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared Education Minister David Namwandi of wrongdoing following accusations that he influenced his ministry to fund the International ...

Namibia: Rouge cops dent police image

Namibia: Rouge cops dent police image

Increasing cases of police officers involved in criminal activities are denting the Namibian law enforcement's image in its quest to fight, according to local media reports.In the ...

Botswana praises Cuba, US for normalizing relations

Botswana's Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Eric Molale has commended the United States and Cuba for normalising their relations, Radio Botswana reported here on Friday.Speaking during the 56th Anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 28, Molale said he noted with satisfaction that the leaders of the two countries had initiated a process of constructive ...

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Nigeria: CSOs urge gov’t to declare work-free day for voter cards collection

The Nigerian Civil Society Organisations have called on Federal and State governments to declare at least one work-free day to enable Nigerians concentrate on collecting their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of the general eletions.The group, which operates the Situation Room for observing the electoral process and receiving reports from across the country on the polls, told journalists on Thursday in ...

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Egypt commission accepting parliamentary poll nominees

The High Elections Commission in Egypt has announced it would start accepting candidacies for the parliamentary elections starting on 8 February.In a statement released on Thursday, the poll body said campaigning for the first phase of the elections will be between 26 February and 20 March. The second phase is slated for between 3 and 24 April, the statement disclosed. Elections for the House of ...

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S/African minister requests House to remove security chief

South African Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has asked the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, which exercises its oversight on Police, to initiate processes to remove the suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat, the minister said Thursday.Briefing the committee on Thursday, the minister said as the executive authority, he was compelled to act in the name of accountability when he suspended the Hawks head in ...

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Zambian lawyers call for intense voter education

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), civic organisations and political parties to step up voter education campaigns to increase voter participation in future polls.LAZ is a professional body to which all lawyers in the country are affiliated and has observed that low voter participation in elections is a danger to democracy. LAZ president George Chisanga ...

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Namibian minister cleared of corruption

Namibia's Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared Education Minister David Namwandi of wrongdoing following accusations that he influenced his ministry to fund the International University of Management (IUM) that he has founded.Last year, the anti-corruption body launched an investigation into claims that the government paid rent for IUM in Windhoek, as well that more students at the institution receive ...

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Namibia: Rouge cops dent police image

Increasing cases of police officers involved in criminal activities are denting the Namibian law enforcement's image in its quest to fight, according to local media reports.In the past week, several police officers appeared in court countrywide for serious crimes, including robbery, cattle rustling and poaching. Recent media reports have implicated policemen and officials in the Ministry of Environment and ...

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Botswana papers focus on FA boss pornographic scandal

Botswana newspapers on Thursday focused on allegations that Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive Keith Masters was grilled by police officers on Tuesday after he was reportedly busted for engaging in pornographic activities.Mmegi newspaper reported that the Briton, who arrived in Botswana in 2013, was questioned over illegal possession of pornographic material. The Botswana Guardian also ...

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Sierra Leone: Opposition MP demands ex-Health Minister to apologise

An opposition member in Sierra Leone has accused the former Health Minister under whose tenure the Ebola epidemic broke out to apologise for misleading the nation. The minister, Miatta Kargbo, was sacked about two months into the outbreak. She was dismissed for failure to handle the crisis, according to a Presidential statement at the time. Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament in the ...

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Denial of access forces MSF to close down operations in Sudan – Report

The Brussels-based section of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has announced that it has been forced to close down its humanitarian activities in three major states of Sudan, citing “denial by the Sudanese authorities to access people trapped in conflict.” MSF, which has been focusing on three conflict-affected parts of Sudan, where hundreds of thousands of people are displaced and in need ...

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