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Africa: New Day in Angola, Old Story in Equatorial Guinea
[allAfrica] Oil-rich Angola and Equatorial Guinea have long shared the infamous distinction of having the longest-serving presidents in Africa -- 38 years.
09/25/2017 05:00 AM
Swaziland: King Mswati III Takes 14th Wife After Umhlanga Reed Dance Festival
[This is Africa] King Mswati III of Swaziland has taken another wife. During the recent Umhlanga Annual Reed Dance, King Mswati III chose 19 year-old Siphele Mashwama as his 14th wife.
09/25/2017 01:18 PM
Mozambique: Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals
[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year.
09/25/2017 11:54 AM
Namibia: New Plan to Deal With Human-Lion Conflict
[New Era] Windhoek -Following recent worrying incidents of human-lion conflict, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and its partners launched a management plan to deal with such conflict in the northwestern parts of the country.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Zimbabwe: Mawarire Charged With Subverting Govt
[New Zimbabwe] PASTOR Evan Mawarire was Sunday afternoon charged with subverting a constitutional government before being locked up indefinitely, his lawyer told New Zimbabwe.
09/25/2017 08:17 AM
Zimbabwe: Spreading Alarm Over Shortages a Criminal Offence - Minister
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's home affairs minister on Sunday threatened "renegades and malcontents" who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by claiming there are shortages.
09/25/2017 06:56 AM
Zimbabwe: Mawarire Lines Up Witnesses for Court Case
[263Chat] ZIMBABWEAN authorities have lined up eight witnesses to testify against His Generation Church leader Pastor Evan Mawarire, whose trial on charges of subverting constitutional government commences at the High Court in Harare on Monday 25 September 2017.
09/25/2017 01:19 PM
Zimbabwe: We Are Watching You, U.S. Tells Zimbabwe
[Zimbabwe Standard] The United States has urged Zimbabwe to end arbitrary arrests and intimidation of political players as the country braces for the trial of prominent preacher Evan Mawarire for alleged treason.
09/25/2017 10:58 AM
Namibia: Youth Bulge Could Lead to Conflict
[Namibian] IF THE expectations and aspirations of Namibia's youthful population are not met, the country could become conflict-ridden, a report released last week by the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies concludes.
09/25/2017 10:58 AM
Namibia: Presidential Spending Audited
[Namibian] THE government splashed N$1,2 billion between 2013 and 2016 to, among others, upgrade State House, improve presidential accommodation across the country and to fund secretive national intelligence projects.
09/25/2017 10:55 AM
Namibia: 18 Kavango Teachers Implicated in N$11m Scam
[Namibian] INVESTIGATING the case of a Rundu-based education ministry accountant accused of embezzling funds could take at least another four months.
09/25/2017 10:53 AM
Africa: Banyana Banyana Are the 2017 Cosafa Cup Champions
[SAFA] 24 September 2017 - Banyana Banyana have been crowned champs of the 2017 COSAFA Women's Championship after defeating Zimbabwe on Sunday, 24 September 2017 at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
09/25/2017 10:13 AM
Zimbabwe: Cotton Production Up 150% - Govt
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S cotton production increased 150 percent this year, largely driven by Government's free input support programme, according to official statistics.
09/25/2017 09:27 AM
Lesotho: Corruption Investigator Abducted, Shot
[Lesotho Times] AN investigator in the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) is recovering in hospital after being abducted and shot by two unknown assailants last Friday.
09/25/2017 09:15 AM
Namibia: PM Allays Fears Over Genocide Negotiations
[New Era] Windhoek -Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has given assurances that negotiations between the Namibian and Germany governments on the unresolved issue of genocide were continuing and that the public at large will be informed about the outcome of the negotiations once completed.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Zimbabwe: How is the Voter Registration Exercise Going?
[Zimbabwe Standard] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last week rolled out the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise that will see the body coming up with a new voters' roll by the end of the year.
09/25/2017 08:44 AM
Lesotho: Prime Minister Aims to Reduce Hunger, Crime
[VOA] Lesotho's new prime minister, Thomas Thabane, told VOA that his government will focus on ending hunger and reducing crime, especially against women.
09/25/2017 08:11 AM
South Africa: Carnage On the Roads Over Heritage Weekend - Death Toll Over 40
[News24Wire] Search and rescue operations were underway in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday afternoon after a minivan drove into a river, trapping seven people inside.
09/25/2017 06:51 AM
South Africa: SABC Investigating 'Demeaning' Mistakes About Dlamini-Zuma
[News24Wire] The SABC has apologised for "demeaning" mistakes made in its news bulletins during its reportage on Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, it said in a statement on Sunday.
09/25/2017 06:50 AM
South Africa: King Shaka One of History's Greatest Military Strategists, Says Buthelezi
[News24Wire] King Shaka kaSenzangakhona remains one of history's greatest military strategists, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said at a Shaka Day commemoration held in honour of the Zulu king on Sunday.
09/25/2017 06:49 AM
South Africa: Finance Ministry Dismisses 'Malicious' Pic Reports
[SAnews.gov.za] The Ministry of Finance has refuted media reports stating that National Treasury wants to use R100 billion of the funds in the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to bail out struggling State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
09/25/2017 02:18 PM
Botswana: Pupils Face High Risk
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Child pedestrians are among the highest risk group for road traffic accidents, Bophirima Ward councillor, Mr Kagiso Mongwaketse.
09/25/2017 02:04 PM
Botswana: Kwerepe Extols Public Servants for Good Service
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Thato Kwerepe has extolled public servants for their resolve to render top-notch service to the public amidst a myriad of challenges they contend with on a daily basis.
09/25/2017 02:04 PM
Botswana: FNBB Expansion Bug Hits Kgatleng District
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) officially opened its 23rd branch in the country in Pilane Mall in Kgatleng region recently.
09/25/2017 02:03 PM
Mozambique: Subjects May Be Cut From Secondary Education
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Institute for the Development of Education (INDE) is proposing the elimination from the secondary school curriculum of "complementary subjects", such as Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Livestock, and Crafts.
09/25/2017 01:59 PM
Mozambique: Beira Official Sacked for Environmental Crime
[AIM] Maputo -The Mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, has sacked the head of the Nhangau administrative post, on the outskirts of the city, Ines Amade, for devastating a local mangrove forest.
09/25/2017 01:59 PM
Mozambique: Nyusi Urges Armed Forces to "adapt to Historic Moments"
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday called on the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) to show "flexibility" with the aim of "guaranteeing the full exercise of the sovereign rights of Mozambicans, through the creation of an environment favourable to an effective peace".
09/25/2017 01:59 PM
Zimbabwe: Pastor in Court to Face Charge of Subverting Mugabe's Govt
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe protest pastor Evan Mawarire appeared in court on Monday, and pleaded not guilty to the charge of trying to subvert President Robert Mugabe's government, his lawyers said.
09/25/2017 01:50 PM
South Africa: Klipspruit West SGB Dissolved, Teaching Expected to Continue
[News24Wire] The School Governing Body (SGB) at Klipspruit-West Secondary School has been dissolved, however, teaching is expected to continue on Tuesday, the Gauteng Department of Education has announced.
09/25/2017 01:34 PM
Angola: MPs Resulting From Last August 23 Elections Learn of Inauguration Protocol
[ANGOP] Luanda -The members of the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) that were elected in last August 23 elections will be gathered on Monday, in the main building of the Parliament, in Luanda, to learn of the protocol rules that will be observed in their inauguration ceremony, set for this September 28, Thursday.
09/25/2017 01:33 PM