S/Africa: Zuma must resign‚ pay back $9.7m for Nkandla upgrades – Malema

S/Africa: Zuma must resign‚ pay back $9.7m for Nkandla upgrades – Malema

Even though judgment is still being awaited, South Africa's second opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party leader, Julius Malema, has called for President Jacob Zuma to be ...

Gambia’s opposition demand electoral reforms

Gambia’s opposition demand electoral reforms

– The battle lines for the presidential race in the Gambia have been drawn, but the opposition and the country's electoral authorities are in dispute over the rules of engagement, ...

Liberia: Foreign minister commends army’s positive transformation

Liberia: Foreign minister commends army’s positive transformation

The new Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has observed that the Liberian army has evolved to become the most educated in Liberian history, with specialized skills in many ...

Liberia enjoys 12 years of uninterrupted peace – Foreign Minister

Liberia enjoys 12 years of uninterrupted peace – Foreign Minister

Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara says the country has been privileged with support from its partners to enjoy more than 12 consecutive years of peace and stability. Speaking ...

Sudanese media focus on UN Security Council resolutions on Darfur

Sudanese media focus on UN Security Council resolutions on Darfur

The Thursday editions of Sudanese newspapers have concentrated on the UN Security Council's resolutions on the Darfur region on Wednesday. The papers have reported that the council ...

Sierra Leone: Press zooms on abortion law, politics, other stories

Sierra Leone: Press zooms on abortion law, politics, other stories

Sierra Leone's press on Thursday focused on the ongoing debate on the controversial abortion law, release of opposition politicians under the state of emergency law, and World ...

EU gives $5million towards Kenya’s preparations for 2017 polls

EU gives $5million towards Kenya’s preparations for 2017 polls

The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Kenya, Stefano A. Dejak, on Thursday handed over 560 million Shillings ($5million) from the EU to support Kenya's preparations for ...

S/Africa: Zuma must resign‚ pay back $9.7m for Nkandla upgrades – Malema

Even though judgment is still being awaited, South Africa's second opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party leader, Julius Malema, has called for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from office based on the just-ended Constitutional Court hearing into the abuse of state funds spent on his private Nkandla home, APA learnt on Thursday.On his party's #PayBackTheMoney Twitter campaign‚ Malema said a special ...

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Namibian lawmakers to deliberate on vice-president remuneration

The Namibian parliament is expected to make amendments to the Presidential Remuneration and Other Benefits Bill in order to legitimise the salary and other benefits being paid to Vice-President Dr Nickey Iyambo.When he ascended to the presidency in March last year, President Hage Geingob created the new post of vice-president following Constitutional changes in 2014. For the past year, the opposition has ...

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Botswana ranked 30 in index freedom from 186 countries

The 2016 “Index of Economic Freedom” has rated Botswana among the world's freest economies with an overall ranking of 30 out of 186 surveyed jurisdictions with an improved score of 71.1, APA learnt here Thursday.Botswana's latest score places the country above the majority of European Union member states as well as many others economically advanced, OECD, states. Published on an annual basis since 1995 by ...

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Namibia: State-owned entities forced to bankroll Kora awards

A furore has erupted over the hosting of the 2016 All Africa Kora Awards in Windhoek next month after it emerged that some state-owned enterprises were forced to bankroll the event. According to media reports, the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) was reportedly forced to fork out N$21 million ($1.3 million) toward the hosting of the Koras. This amount was the board's annual market budget. NTB is a statutory body ...

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Gambia’s opposition demand electoral reforms

– The battle lines for the presidential race in the Gambia have been drawn, but the opposition and the country's electoral authorities are in dispute over the rules of engagement, APA learns here Thursday. According to Anadolu Agency, published by online VideoNews US, the people of the small West African country will head to the polls to elect their president on December 1 this year but opposition leaders ...

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Liberia: Foreign minister commends army’s positive transformation

The new Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has observed that the Liberian army has evolved to become the most educated in Liberian history, with specialized skills in many disciplines. “Our men and women in uniform reflect high quality and standards, integrity, loyalty and commitment not to any particular ethnic group but to the nation,” she noted. Ms Kamara made the observation Thursday when she served ...

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Liberia enjoys 12 years of uninterrupted peace – Foreign Minister

Liberian Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara says the country has been privileged with support from its partners to enjoy more than 12 consecutive years of peace and stability. Speaking Thursday as keynote speaker at the 59th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia held at the Barclay Training Center in central Monrovia, Ms Kamara noted that by this Liberia has defied the judgment of those who doubted that she ...

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Sudanese media focus on UN Security Council resolutions on Darfur

The Thursday editions of Sudanese newspapers have concentrated on the UN Security Council's resolutions on the Darfur region on Wednesday. The papers have reported that the council has extended the mandate of the panel of experts to monitor the arms embargo on the troubled region while failing to adopt a new American draft to impose sanctions on the exports of gold from Sudan. Sudan Tribune (English) ...

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Sierra Leone: Press zooms on abortion law, politics, other stories

Sierra Leone's press on Thursday focused on the ongoing debate on the controversial abortion law, release of opposition politicians under the state of emergency law, and World Bank's concern over the country's fisheries sector. One of the major stories of the day is the debate on the abortion law. The Awoko newspaper carried a screaming headline as lead on its front page: ‘Catholic Bishop calls for divine ...

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EU gives $5million towards Kenya’s preparations for 2017 polls

The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Kenya, Stefano A. Dejak, on Thursday handed over 560 million Shillings ($5million) from the EU to support Kenya's preparations for transparent, credible and peaceful elections in 2017. Speaking to journalists in Nairobi, Ambassador Dejak said this is more than double the funding provided by the EU in 2013 in a bid to strengthen further Kenya's young and vibrant ...

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