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    • Obama pays homage to Mandela’s legacy

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — With a 15,000-strong audience packed into Wanderers Stadium hanging on to his every word, former US president Barack Obama called on the world - in particular the youth - to keep t...

    • S/Africa: Youths encouraged to be agents of change

      APA-Bela-Bela (South Africa) — South Africa’s Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged young people to recommit themselves “to the historic task of being agents of change” in order to lead the...

    • Sierra Leone activist arrested over botched demo

      APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The authorities in Sierra Leone have detained a prominent civil society activist over a botched protest against a hike in the prices of petroleum products.

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    12-Jul-2018 to 18:32

    Ethiopia: Ex-PM heads AU election mission in Zimbabwe

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn to lead an election observation mission to Zimbabwe.

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    09-Jul-2018 to 17:25

    Botswana mulls dropping contentious electronic voting machines

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government is considering not using of the contentious Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in general elections slated for October 2019, APA learnt here Monday.

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    09-Jul-2018 to 09:06

    Zimbabwe electoral body publishes list of polling stations

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Monday released the list of 10,985 polling stations to be used during watershed general elections set for July 30.

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    05-Jul-2018 to 01:41

    S/Africa says no need for violence ahead of Zimbabwe polls

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The recent deadly bomb attack in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo was reflective of serious challenges the Southern African region is facing, according to South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, here.

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    04-Jul-2018 to 17:55

    Senegal: Presidential candidate deposit slashed to CFA30m

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The deposit for the 2019 presidential election in Senegal has been officially set at CFA30 million, a senior state official revealed on Wednesday.

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    04-Jul-2018 to 17:40

    Local polls: Mozambique electoral body suspends candidates’ lists

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Electoral Commission, (CNE) has suspended the submission of candidacies for the October 10 municipal elections due to the lack of a law on the new election model for the municipal mayors , APA can report on Wednesday.

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    04-Jul-2018 to 17:25

    Mali: 24 aspirants given all-clear for presidential race

    APA-Bamako (Mali) — The Constitutional Court in Mali has released a list of 24 candidates cleared for the country’s presidential election which is slated for July 29.

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