Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed to South African motorists to exercise caution on the roads during the Easter weekend to avoid loss of lives that has become a common ...

Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi will next week launch a National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) that aims to increase funding for climate change interventions in the country, a senior government ...

GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes said the emergence Nigeria's new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has placed her in a new World ...

Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Thursday ordered the release of 281 prisoners as part of an amnesty to commemorate the Easter holidays.According to a statement from Ministry of Home ...

Botswana taxman demands duty for TB Joshua “anointing water”

Botswana taxman demands duty for TB Joshua “anointing water”

Botswana immigration authorities reportedly confiscated some “anointing water” from Nigerian televangelist Termitope Balogun Joshua that had allegedly been brought into the country ...

Namibia to install solar water heaters, energy-saving bulbs

Namibia to install solar water heaters, energy-saving bulbs

Namibia's power utility NamPower plans to install 20,000 solar water heaters and one million energy-saving bulbs in households across the country over the next five years as part of ...

Moz. apex bank leaves lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent

Moz. apex bank leaves lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent

Mozambique's central bank left its key lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent on Wednesday, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for this year.In a ...

Zuma appeals for caution on roads during Easter holiday

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed to South African motorists to exercise caution on the roads during the Easter weekend to avoid loss of lives that has become a common feature of holiday seasons. Zuma said in a statement that Zuma had implored road users to be considerate on the roads this long weekend. "I would like to appeal to all road users to obey all the rules of the road. Ending the carnage on ...

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Malawi to launch climate change investment plan

Malawi will next week launch a National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) that aims to increase funding for climate change interventions in the country, a senior government official announced Thursday.Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Management, Yanira Mtupanyama said the NCCIP would serve as a resource mobilisation tool, especially targeting capacity building, increased protection and ...

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GDP places Nigeria on path for faster growth – official

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes said the emergence Nigeria's new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has placed her in a new World Economic perspective for faster growth.Lopes told newsmen that the upward revision of Nigeria's GDP had significant implications at the country level with an improved quality of the data which broadly captured the size and structure ...

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Malawi’s Banda pardons 281 prisoners in Easter gesture

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Thursday ordered the release of 281 prisoners as part of an amnesty to commemorate the Easter holidays.According to a statement from Ministry of Home Affairs, prisoners who have been pardoned are those that have served at least half of their prison sentences and were not convicted of serious offences. "It has pleased the President to pardon these people to join their families ...

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Botswana taxman demands duty for TB Joshua “anointing water”

Botswana immigration authorities reportedly confiscated some “anointing water” from Nigerian televangelist Termitope Balogun Joshua that had allegedly been brought into the country by some of his followers, The Voice reported on Friday.According to the paper, two pilgrims returning from Nigeria with around 50 bottles of the water were dismayed to have their luggage confiscated this week at the Tlokweng ...

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Namibia to install solar water heaters, energy-saving bulbs

Namibia's power utility NamPower plans to install 20,000 solar water heaters and one million energy-saving bulbs in households across the country over the next five years as part of measures to ease a shortage of electricity.The company said in a statement Thursday that the objective of the solar water heater project was to incentivise the installation of heaters at residential households by providing a ...

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Moz. apex bank leaves lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent

Mozambique's central bank left its key lending rate unchanged at 8.25 percent on Wednesday, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for this year.In a statement posted on its website, the Bank of Mozambique said the decision took into account uncertainty over global growth. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique said it would intervene in the inter-bank market to ...

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Zimbabwe opposition mulls grand coalition against Mugabe

Zimbabwe's opposition parties are planning to form a grand alliance to topple President Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF from power but the proposed union will exclude embattled former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, according to reports monitored here Thursday.The Mail & Guardian said dissident members of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change are currently engaged in preliminary discussions with other ...

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Renamo agrees to hand over arms, rejects demilitarisation

Mozambique's main opposition Renamo has agreed to hand over weapons and integrate its militias into the country´s security forces but rejected total demilitarisation, APA learnt here on Thursday.This was revealed by Transport Minister Gabriel Muthisse, who is the deputy head of the government delegation to the long-running dialogue between the ruling Frelimo and Renamo. “Renamo accepts the principle of ...

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Bissau Guinea: PAIGC’s candidate wins the first round of the presidential poll

Jose Mario Vaz, the candidate of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) has been declared winner of the first round of Sunday's presidential election.The announcement of the election's provisional results was made by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) which declared that Vaz secured 40.98% of the vote. Jose Mario Vaz, a former Finance minister of the ...

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