Leaders of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension

21 August 2019, 5:41 PM
The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola's capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that has resulted in their busiest border crossing being closed for six months.
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Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday he was donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries to finance AU programmes.

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UN refugee agency is alarmed by a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria.

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Sir Ketumile Masire laid to rest 29 June 2017, 5:02 PM

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UN team ambushed in Libya 29 June 2017, 3:02 PM

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Uganda seeks aid with refugee influx 29 June 2017, 11:01 AM

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Sir Ketumile Masire’s funeral underway in Botswana 29 June 2017, 8:47 AM

The funeral service of the former president of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire is underway in Botswana.

Botswana’s Masire to be laid to rest 29 June 2017, 6:47 AM

The late former president of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire funeral service has started in his home village of Kanye, 92 kilometers south of Gaborone.

Rescue workers recover more bodies from Libyan shores 29 June 2017, 6:13 AM

Rescue workers recovered the bodies of five migrants on Wednesday who had drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe.

Masire hailed as man who believed in principles of democracy 28 June 2017, 5:23 PM

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Several dignitaries have arrived for the memorial and funeral service of former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire.

Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border 27 June 2017, 7:03 PM

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Botswana president pays last respects to Masire 27 June 2017, 5:59 PM

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SA, Kenya seek to boost trade opportunities 27 June 2017, 9:25 AM

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Botswana’s Masire to lie in state 27 June 2017, 7:32 AM

Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire will lie in state on Tuesday.

Botswana people celebrate Masire’s life 26 June 2017, 8:55 PM

Kanye village, north of Botswana capital Gaborone is celebrating the life of its son Sir Ketumile Masire, who has been lauded as an internationalist and democrat.

Nine dead as 7 suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria   26 June 2017, 8:22 PM

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‘Masire was at forefront of promoting democracy’ 26 June 2017, 10:29 AM

Botswana Democratic Party says there's more to be learnt from the late former president Sir Ketumile Masire's leadership.

Chad’s Deby warns tight cash could limit fight against terrorism 25 June 2017, 9:18 PM

Chad's president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants.

Botswana’s Ian Khama visits Masire family 25 June 2017, 8:20 PM

Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama paid the family of the late statesman Sir Ketumile Masire a visit on Sunday.

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DRC President Joseph Kabila has committed to unlocking the impasse over the staging of the national elections in his country.