Malawi: Top officials arrested over Cashgate scandal

Malawi: Top officials arrested over Cashgate scandal

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said it has arrested several top government officials and businessmen in connection with the massive plunder of public funds known locally as ...

CSOs reject referendum calls in B/Faso

CSOs reject referendum calls in B/Faso

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Burkina Faso are up in arms against calls for a referendum. The CSO were responding to the adoption of a draft bill by the Council of Ministers ...

Thousands demonstrate in Rwanda against controversial BBC documentary

Thousands demonstrate in Rwanda against controversial BBC documentary

- At least 2000 Rwandans protested Wednesday in the streets of Kigali, the capital, against the documentary "Rwanda's Untold story" that was aired early this month by the the ...

Mozambique deploys international military observers

Mozambique deploys international military observers

The deployment of international military observers who will monitor the cessation of hostilities between the Mozambique government and the opposition Renamo is expected to commence ...

Botswana political parties embark on final campaigns ahead of polls

Botswana political parties embark on final campaigns ahead of polls

Political campaigns are heating up across Botswana as parties fight for the last undecided voters, APA learnt here on Wednesday.A round up of political activities has reflected that ...

Zuma denies alleged Pistorius interview with UK paper

Zuma denies alleged Pistorius interview with UK paper

South African President Jacob Zuma did not have an interview with the United Kingdom's The Guardian newspaper on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week, the ...

Ex-Malawian leader leads AU observer mission to Botswana

Ex-Malawian leader leads AU observer mission to Botswana

Former Malawian president Joyce Banda is leading a delegation of African Union election observers that is monitoring Botswana scheduled for 24 October, APA learnt here ...

Malawi: Top officials arrested over Cashgate scandal

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said it has arrested several top government officials and businessmen in connection with the massive plunder of public funds known locally as Cashgate.ACB Deputy Director Reyneck Matemba said Wednesday that they have made fresh arrests of senior officials allegedly involved in the pilfering of public resources. Apart from former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo and his wife ...

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CSOs reject referendum calls in B/Faso

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Burkina Faso are up in arms against calls for a referendum. The CSO were responding to the adoption of a draft bill by the Council of Ministers to amend Article 37 of the constitution. In a joint statement seen by APA on Wednesday, they said the decision represented “the ultimate confiscation of the Burkina Faso people's right for a change in power. The CSOs, who number ...

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Thousands demonstrate in Rwanda against controversial BBC documentary

- At least 2000 Rwandans protested Wednesday in the streets of Kigali, the capital, against the documentary "Rwanda's Untold story" that was aired early this month by the the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), whereby they issued a petition to Rwanda's Parliament for intervention in the matter, APA notes here. The demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing the BBC's "contempt", and also were carrying ...

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Mozambique deploys international military observers

The deployment of international military observers who will monitor the cessation of hostilities between the Mozambique government and the opposition Renamo is expected to commence next week, state radio reported Wednesday.According to Radio Mozambique, the observers are expected to travel from Maputo to the provinces from 29 October. The station reported that this was made public in Maputo by Agriculture ...

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Botswana political parties embark on final campaigns ahead of polls

Political campaigns are heating up across Botswana as parties fight for the last undecided voters, APA learnt here on Wednesday.A round up of political activities has reflected that political parties have doubled their efforts with some holding at least four rallies a day. The governing Botswana Democratic Party of President Ian Khama this week kicked off the last leg of its campaigns by increasing the ...

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Zuma denies alleged Pistorius interview with UK paper

South African President Jacob Zuma did not have an interview with the United Kingdom's The Guardian newspaper on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week, the Presidency said on Wednesday.The high office said this after a reporter for the newspaper created an impression that he might have had an exclusive interview with the President on the Pistorius trial. “The journalist reported on a matter ...

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Ex-Malawian leader leads AU observer mission to Botswana

Former Malawian president Joyce Banda is leading a delegation of African Union election observers that is monitoring Botswana scheduled for 24 October, APA learnt here Wednesday.University of Botswana political science lecturer and political analyst Leonard Sesa that Banda is here on an African Union Commission assignment as a mission leader to observe the Botswana electoral process. Banda is leading a ...

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Botswana poll body accused of plot to disenfranchise civil servants

The Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) labour secretary Johnson Motshwarakgole on Wednesday accused the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of a deliberate plot to disenfranchise civil servants by denying them the right to vote at the weekend in the wake of a shortage of ballot papers.He said the action by the IEC would fuel suspicion that the shortage of ballot papers was an ...

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SADC endorses Zimbabwean for AfDB presidency

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has endorsed the candidature of Zimbabwean-born Zondo Thomas Sakala in the forthcoming African Development Bank (AfDB) elections for the presidency, APA learnt here Wednesday.According to state radio, the regional bloc has rallied behind the candidature of the Zimbabwean banker who has been with the AfDB since 1983. Sakala is currently AfDB vice-president ...

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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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