Mozambique MPs want state budget amended

Mozambique MPs want state budget amended

The Mozambican parlaiment on Thursday convened a session to debate the bill to revise the country's national budget, currently put at over U$8 billion, state-controlled dailt paper ...

Zambian contractors bemoan late government payments

Zambian contractors bemoan late government payments

Contractors that provide goods and services to various Zambian government departments and ministries have attributed some of the financial constraints they face to late payments for ...

Lesotho coalition partners laud Namibian leader for mediation role

Lesotho coalition partners laud Namibian leader for mediation role

Lesotho on Thursday expressed its gratitude to Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba for his sterling leadership, particularly for assisting the squabbling parties in that ...

Mozambique, opposition strike deal on cessation of hostilities

Mozambique, opposition strike deal on cessation of hostilities

The Mozambican government and the opposition Renamo announced Thursday that they had reached consensus on a number of issues aimed at bringing an end to hostilities that have ...

Senegal suspends trial of ex-president’s son

Senegal suspends trial of ex-president’s son

The trial of Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, has been postponed shortly after kickoff due to the absence of Ibrahima Khalil Bourgi, a co-accused and ex-minister who is ...

Botswana papers zoom in on opposition leader’s death

Botswana papers zoom in on opposition leader’s death

Botswana newspapers on Thursday focused on the death of opposition leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in a fatal car accident.Mmegi newspaper wondered if the Botswana Movement for Democracy ...

Botswana opposition suspects foul play in BMD leader’s death

Botswana opposition suspects foul play in BMD leader’s death

Botswana opposition parties said Thursday they would engage private experts to probe this week's tragic death of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in ...

Mozambique MPs want state budget amended

The Mozambican parlaiment on Thursday convened a session to debate the bill to revise the country's national budget, currently put at over U$8 billion, state-controlled dailt paper Noticias has reported.Under the revision, according to Noticias, the revised budget should rise by an additional U273.4 million. The bill has been submetted to the parliament by the Mozambican cabinet, to reinforcw the ...

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Zambian contractors bemoan late government payments

Contractors that provide goods and services to various Zambian government departments and ministries have attributed some of the financial constraints they face to late payments for their services and products.Small and Medium Contractors Association president Simon Siakachoma said on Thursday that it was worrying that the government of President Michael Sata continued to delay payments for goods and ...

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Lesotho coalition partners laud Namibian leader for mediation role

Lesotho on Thursday expressed its gratitude to Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba for his sterling leadership, particularly for assisting the squabbling parties in that country's coalition government towards finding a common ground.The coalition partners, led by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, reaffirmed their commitment to iron out issues among them when they met Pohamba at State House on Thursday. They ...

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Mozambique, opposition strike deal on cessation of hostilities

The Mozambican government and the opposition Renamo announced Thursday that they had reached consensus on a number of issues aimed at bringing an end to hostilities that have claimed scores of lives in the country's central region over the last 18 months.The head of the government delegation to the talks, Jose Pacheco was quoted by state-run Radio Mozambique as saying both sides had struck a deal on the ...

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Senegal suspends trial of ex-president’s son

The trial of Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, has been postponed shortly after kickoff due to the absence of Ibrahima Khalil Bourgi, a co-accused and ex-minister who is currently hospitalized, APA learned on Thursday.Karim was arrested and sent to prison one year ago after being accused of illegally amassing a fortune of $1.4 billion when he was a powerful minister during his father's government, ...

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Botswana papers zoom in on opposition leader’s death

Botswana newspapers on Thursday focused on the death of opposition leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in a fatal car accident.Mmegi newspaper wondered if the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) president had died in a car accident or he had been killed by government hit men that opposition leaders had previously alleged was in the pipeline. The Botswana Guardian quoted BMD activist Sedirwa Kgoroba as saying that ...

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Botswana opposition suspects foul play in BMD leader’s death

Botswana opposition parties said Thursday they would engage private experts to probe this week's tragic death of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in a traffic accident.BMD secretary general Wynter Mmolotsi told reporters in the capital Gaborone that they suspected Motswaledi could have been the victim of an assassination plot. “Hence there is need for independent investigation ...

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Graft trial of son of Senegal’s ex-president opens today

Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, will go on trial on Thursday to face corruption charges, a year after he was accused of illegally amassing a fortune of $1.4 billion during his father's rule, local media reported on Thursday.Wade has been in prison for a year, sealing a dramatic fall from power for the former president's son, who previously ran ministries in charge of infrastructure, international ...

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Nigeria gets new Inspector General of Police

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr. Suleiman Abba, as the 17th Inspector General of Police (IGP), following the retirement of the incumbent, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar, who served mandatory 35 years in service.Abba is the current Assistant Inspector General of Police in Zone 7, would take over the seat on Thursday and his appointment would force out many Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) who are his ...

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Nigeria’s Jonathan inaugurates new 64-page e-passport

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to protect the image of the country by shunning uncomplimentary statements and actions.Inaugurating the 64-page e-passport on Wednesday in Abuja, Jonathan said that the pages of the travelling document had to be increased from 32 to 64 pages to cater for frequent travellers who change their passport almost every other month because of limited pages for ...

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