Paris grants over CFA130m towards CAR poll

Paris grants over CFA130m towards CAR poll

The National Election Authority (ANE) in the Central Africa Republic and the French embassy signed two financing agreements totaling over CFA 130 million in Bangui on ...

Algeria: Ailing Bouteflika relected for fourth term

Algeria: Ailing Bouteflika relected for fourth term

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been returned to power with 81.53 percent of the vote from Thursday's elections, according to the interior ministry in Algiers on ...

Mugabe threatens to kick out pro-gay Western diplomats

Mugabe threatens to kick out pro-gay Western diplomats

President Robert Mugabe has threatened to kick out any diplomats promoting homosexuality acts, saying Friday that Zimbabwe will never tolerate imposition of foreign values and ...

Lesotho hospital alone consumes half of health budget – officials

Lesotho hospital alone consumes half of health budget – officials

The Lesotho Consumer Protection Association (LCPA) and the United Kingdom-based Oxfam have revealed in their latest report that Tšepong and its three filter clinics currently cost ...

Mozambique: Corruption trials rose by 60 percent since 2012

Mozambique: Corruption trials rose by 60 percent since 2012

Corruption cases brought before Mozambican courts increased by 60 percent between 2012 and 2013, Attorney General Augusto Paulino revealed on Thursday.Speaking during a question and ...

Malawi media focus on presidential debate snub, others

Malawi media focus on presidential debate snub, others

Malawians woke up Friday to news about President Joyce Banda's snub of a planned public debate among presidential candidates for next month's elections and a pledge for donor ...

Mozambican leader urges peace in Easter message

Mozambican leader urges peace in Easter message

President Armando Guebuza on Friday urged Mozambicans to promote of the values of peace, social harmony and respect for human dignity as Christians celebrate Easter this weekend.In ...

Paris grants over CFA130m towards CAR poll

The National Election Authority (ANE) in the Central Africa Republic and the French embassy signed two financing agreements totaling over CFA 130 million in Bangui on Friday.Agreements in this regard were signed at the headquarters of ANE in Bangui by the president of the institution, Dieudonne Kombot Yaya, and French ambassador, Jean Charles Malinas. The deal marks the beginning of the implementation of ...

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Algeria: Ailing Bouteflika relected for fourth term

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been returned to power with 81.53 percent of the vote from Thursday's elections, according to the interior ministry in Algiers on Friday.77-year old Bouteflika beat five other contenders to win a fourth term in office as opponents point to his ailing health from a stroke as a compelling reason for him to retire. The veteran leader, who has been ruling ...

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Mugabe threatens to kick out pro-gay Western diplomats

President Robert Mugabe has threatened to kick out any diplomats promoting homosexuality acts, saying Friday that Zimbabwe will never tolerate imposition of foreign values and cultures.Addressing thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign dignitaries a ceremony to mark Zimbabwe's 34th independence anniversary in Harare, Mugabe said Harare would take stern action against Western diplomats and non-governmental ...

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Lesotho hospital alone consumes half of health budget – officials

The Lesotho Consumer Protection Association (LCPA) and the United Kingdom-based Oxfam have revealed in their latest report that Tšepong and its three filter clinics currently cost $67 million per year, a reports said Friday.The report says the partnership was unnecessarily costly to the Lesotho government and not living up to expectations. It requested the World Bank to review the outlay of the Public ...

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Mozambique: Corruption trials rose by 60 percent since 2012

Corruption cases brought before Mozambican courts increased by 60 percent between 2012 and 2013, Attorney General Augusto Paulino revealed on Thursday.Speaking during a question and answer session in Parliament, Paulino said the number of cases of corruption tried in Mozambican courts rose to 130 last year, up from 81 in 2012. “None of us individually will defeat corruption. But with the support of the ...

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Malawi media focus on presidential debate snub, others

Malawians woke up Friday to news about President Joyce Banda's snub of a planned public debate among presidential candidates for next month's elections and a pledge for donor budgetary support.The Nation newspaper carried an article on Banda excusing herself from presidential debates, citing a clash of programmes and a tight campaign schedule as the reasons for the decision. The Daily Times reported that ...

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Mozambican leader urges peace in Easter message

President Armando Guebuza on Friday urged Mozambicans to promote of the values of peace, social harmony and respect for human dignity as Christians celebrate Easter this weekend.In his traditional Easter message, Guebuza extolled Mozambicans to work towards nation-building and aim for peaceful co-existence. "We urge the Mozambican Christian community to continue to exalt and be guided by these values in ...

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Independence commentaries, US sanctions grab Zimbabwe headlines

Commentaries on Zimbabwe's 34th independence anniversary and United States sanctions against the southern African country grabbed news headlines on Friday. The state-run Herald reported on congratulatory messages from US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on Zimbabwe's 34th independence anniversary on Friday. In his message, Obama said the US remained committed to Zimbabweans ...

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US adds more officials, organisations to Zimbabwe sanctions list

The United States has added four officials to the list of individuals and organisations in Zimbabwe barred from travelling to or holding assets in the country, the US Department of Treasury announced Friday.According to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons released by the department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US also lifted sanctions on another 11 individuals, including ...

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G/Bissau interim poll results called into question

Two political parties which fielded candidates for the elections in Guinea Bissau have called into question the integrity of the interim poll results. The New Democracy Party (PND), which secured a seat in Guinea Bissau's National Assembly and the Democratic Convergence Party (PCD), which won two, announced on Thursday that they are contesting the provisional results of legislative elections released a day ...

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