Botswana’s sluggish economy a concern ahead of election: Analyst

19 October 2019, 7:45 PM
Political analyst at the University of Botswana, Gladys Mokhawa, says Batswana want development, job creation and economic growth.
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Rift between Khama, Masisi will make Botswana elections interesting: Analyst 19 October 2019, 2:09 PM

A political analyst from the University of Botswana, Gladys Mokhawa, says the fallout between former Botswana president Ian Khama and his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi, will make the country's upcoming general elections more interesting.

A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ebola concentrated in DRC mining area: WHO 19 October 2019, 8:11 AM

The Ebola virus has infected 3,227 people and killed 2,154 of them since the outbreak was declared in August 2018 and went on to became the world’s second worst outbreak.

Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern DRC 18 October 2019, 6:46 PM

Arlette Kavugho was discharged from an Ebola ward in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in March, but her troubles did not end there.

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What limits? How African leaders cling to power for decades 18 October 2019, 3:28 PM

Guinea erupted in protest this week over proposals to draft a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to extend his legal mandate and run for a third term in 2020.

Zimbabwe cancels funding deal for struggling railways 18 October 2019, 11:04 AM

Zimbabwe's plan to turnaround its dilapidated rail network is facing delays after the government announced that it is canceling a deal to recapitalise the financially struggling state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe, to the tune of $400 million.

Angola hopes key reforms will aid efforts to sell oil assets 18 October 2019, 7:19 AM

Angola is hoping sweeping economic reforms will smooth an ambitious plan to sell key state assets, including stakes in oil company Sonangol, a share of Puma Energy and more than 100 other enterprises.

Gunmen raid cafes in Libya capital to curb social freedoms 17 October 2019, 7:50 PM

Gunmen raided two trendy seafront cafes in the Libyan capital Tripoli this month to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, in a move that has alarmed civil liberties defenders.

Kenya opens a $1.5 billion rail line 17 October 2019, 4:58 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta opened a new $1.5 billion Chinese funded and built rail line on Wednesday, linking the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha.

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Swiss orders Gunvor Group to pay $95 million in Congo oil corruption case 17 October 2019, 1:46 PM

Swiss federal prosecutors have found oil trading firm Gunvor Group criminally liable for corruption in Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast, ordering it to pay almost 94 million Swiss francs ($94.8 million).

73 arrested in Mozambique for offences connected to elections 17 October 2019, 10:16 AM

Mozambican police say they have arrested 73 people for offences connected to Tuesday's general election.

Guinea government confirms nine people killed in political protests this week 17 October 2019, 7:17 AM

Nine protesters were killed this week in Guinea during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term, the government said on Wednesday.

Mozambique preliminary elections results to be released on Thursday 16 October 2019, 9:56 PM

Mozambique is getting closer to knowing who won Tuesday's poll. Preliminary results from different voting stations are being tallied and will be officially released on Thursday.

IEC in Botswana ready for general elections 16 October 2019, 5:02 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission in Botswana says it is ready for the 12th general elections in the landlocked country.

Cabo Delgado will not affect presidential results 16 October 2019, 4:04 PM

AU observer mission in the Mozambique elections says the voting stations that were not opened in Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, will not affect the results of Tuesday's presidential elections.

Young Africans face poor job prospects as education deteriorates: report 16 October 2019, 11:57 AM

The quality of education and training provided by African countries has deteriorated since 2014, leaving many of the continent’s growing population of young people ill-prepared to enter the job market, an influential report said on Tuesday.

Sudan government and rebels resume peace talks in Juba 16 October 2019, 9:51 AM

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders have tarted peace talks on Monday to end the country's multiple conflicts, a key condition for the country's removal from the United States' sponsors of terrorism list.

Will Mozambique’s fragile peace survive its election? 16 October 2019, 6:23 AM

After casting his vote in Mozambique's election on Tuesday, President Felipe Nyusi said his country had decided to follow peace.

Men and boys are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state.
Nigeria’s Buhari vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools 16 October 2019, 6:19 AM

Police found nearly 300 people held in captive in an Islamic school in Daura area of Katsina.

Voters queue to cast their ballots in municipal elections at a voting station near Gorongosa in central Mozambique.
President Ramaphosa wishes Mozambique a successful election 15 October 2019, 7:19 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the Mozambican people a successful election.

AU Observer Mission lauds discipline shown by Mozambicans during elections 15 October 2019, 5:27 PM

Head of the African Union Observer Mission and former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan says Mozambicans have shown discipline since they started voting in general elections earlier on Tuesday.

Voting running smoothly in Mpumalanga, Limpopo: Mozambique Consulate 15 October 2019, 2:05 PM

The Mozambique Consulate in Mbombela, Mpumalanga says voting has been running smoothly in most of the polling stations in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Opposition parties in Botswana lambaste uneven playing field ahead of elections 15 October 2019, 11:27 AM

Opposition parties in Botswana are complaining that the playing field is not level in terms of political party funding in that country. This, as the country is ready to hold its general elections on Wednesday next week.

Mozambican nationals vote in Tzaneen 15 October 2019, 10:24 AM

Some Mozambican nationals who are participating in the country's national elections from a polling station at N'wamitwa village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, are happy to have been afforded the opportunity while in South Africa.

Voters queue to cast their ballots in municipal elections at a voting station near Gorongosa in central Mozambique.
Voters waiting in long queues at Mozambique polling stations 15 October 2019, 7:24 AM

More than 1 million people have been registered to vote in 13 districts with 425 voting stations for the Mozambique elections. The Mozambican national electoral commission has confirmed that all voter materials have been delivered and they are ready.

People are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria.
Nigerian police rescue 67 from ‘inhuman’ conditions at Islamic ‘school’ 15 October 2019, 5:54 AM

The raid in Katsina, the northwestern home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, came less than a month after about 300 men and boys were freed from another supposed Islamic school.

Women at PAP call for protection of continent’s resources 14 October 2019, 9:07 PM

Women at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have lamented the failure of the political leadership to ensure that Africa's resources are protected and that philanthropists invest in the continent.

Mozambicans urged to vote on Tuesday 14 October 2019, 4:36 PM

The Electoral Commission of Mozambique has urged all the electorate to go and cast their votes on Tuesday.

Sadec Electoral Observer Mission gives Botswana elections green light 14 October 2019, 4:27 PM

The Southern African Development Community (Sadec) Electoral Observer Mission to Botswana is optimistic that the country is ready to hold its general elections on Wednesday next week.

Mozambique Elections 2019: Quick Facts 14 October 2019, 3:59 PM

Mozambique's President, Filipe Nyusi, announced in 2018 that the country will hold presidential, legislative and provincial elections on October 2019.

Mozambique Electoral Commission urged to deliver free, fair elections 14 October 2019, 8:01 AM

The Centre for Democracy and Development organisation (CDD) in Mozambique, has called on the Mozambique National Electoral Commission (CNE) to deliver free and fair elections ahead of Tuesday's national elections.