Swayoco plans to intensify protest action against Eswatini

18 October 2021, 12:53 PM
The Swaziland Youth Congress plans to intensify protest action against the Kingdom of Eswatini this week.
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Dlamini-Zuma to officially handover AU chairmanship to Mahamat 12 March 2017, 9:55 PM

Outgoing chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to officially handover to the incoming chairperson Faki Mahamat this week.

Two female bombers killed in foiled attack in Nigeria 12 March 2017, 5:53 PM

Civilian vigilantes foiled a suicide attack on the outskirts of Nigeria's flash point city of Maiduguri, killing two teenaged female bombers, police said on Sunday.

Egypt’s capital set to grow by half a million in 2017 12 March 2017, 3:43 PM

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Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Guinea Bissau on Saturday to demand the departure of President Jose Mario Vaz.

Pope considering Egypt trip: Vatican 11 March 2017, 8:52 PM

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Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors.

Yemen experiencing largest humanitarian crisis in the world: UN 11 March 2017, 6:50 AM

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Calls for help in identifying bodies of Benoni illegal miners 10 March 2017, 2:33 PM

The Lesotho Ministry of Foreign Affairs is appealing to anyone who may know the identities of the 14 men suspected to be illegal miners, who were found dead in Benoni.

Africa needs to do more to tackle its problems: APRM 10 March 2017, 9:00 AM

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) believes the continent needs better policies for the better implementation of democracy.

Uganda needs a caffeine fix 10 March 2017, 7:05 AM

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Nigeria’s debt rose 38% to 17.4 trln naira in 2016 9 March 2017, 3:08 PM

Nigeria's total debt rose to17.36 trillion naira ($56 billion) as of Dec. 2016 from 12.60 trillion naira a year earlier.

Thousands in Somalia in need of humanitarian aid 9 March 2017, 9:18 AM

More than 300 000 children in Somalia may starve to death if humanitarian aid does not reach them soon.

Mapisa-Nqakula pays tribute to women deployed in DRC 8 March 2017, 6:32 PM

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Striking Kenyan doctors defy government, will not resume work 8 March 2017, 5:46 PM

Kenya's state sector doctors, who have been on strike for three months, said on Wednesday they would not resume work after a government order the day before.

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The Kenyan government has ordered striking doctors to resume work and announced that it has withdrawn a 50% pay increment after talks to resolve the strike failed.

Lesotho prepares for general elections 7 March 2017, 9:18 PM

Lesotho will hold another general election in three months, after two snap elections in 2012, and 2015.

Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar, threatens capital 7 March 2017, 8:58 PM

Tropical cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar on Tuesday, buffeting the island with powerful winds, heavy rain and high seas.

UN to discuss Somalia’s hunger crisis 7 March 2017, 5:02 PM

United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in drought-stricken Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis that has ravaged the country.

African leaders lament US’ planned reductions on foreign aid 7 March 2017, 2:28 PM

African parliamentarians have lamented the announcement by the United States government that it will implement major reductions in foreign aid.

‘Shameful’ if Darfur chemical attacks is left unprobed: Amnesty 7 March 2017, 9:15 AM

Amnesty International on Tuesday renewed its call for a UN investigation into suspected chemical weapons attacks by Sudanese government forces in Darfur.

Zim declares state of disaster following floods 6 March 2017, 3:09 PM

Zimbabwean authorities have declared a national disaster and appealed to international donors for $100 million to help flood-stricken areas.

Drought emergency spirals in Ethiopia amid major aid shortages 6 March 2017, 2:59 PM

Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said.

Zambia provides opportunity for South African agri investment 6 March 2017, 12:05 PM

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‘Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers near Burkina border’ 6 March 2017, 6:01 AM

Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman told Reuters.

Zuma congratulates Ghana on 60th independence anniversary 5 March 2017, 8:37 PM

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Ghana ahead of its 60th independence anniversary on Monday.

Zimbabwe doctors call off strike ahead of civil service walk-out 5 March 2017, 6:33 PM

Zimbabwean junior doctors on Sunday called off a three-week strike saying the government had partially met their demands.

110 killed by famine in two days in Somalia 5 March 2017, 8:39 AM

110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought.

Four suspected poachers, ranger killed in Kenya 5 March 2017, 7:45 AM

Four suspected poachers and a ranger have been shot dead in an anti-poaching operation, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Lesotho opposition parties adds more pressure to govt 4 March 2017, 5:18 PM

Lesotho opposition parties that this week won a motion of "no confidence" in the Prime Minister, have called on the King to not to dissolve parliament.

Armed faction enters major Libyan oil ports, putting output at risk 4 March 2017, 6:52 AM

An armed faction entered two major Libyan oil ports on Friday, pushing back forces that captured and reopened the terminals in September, officials and residents said.