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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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    13-Apr-2018 to 10:29

    Mozambique seizes huge haul of ivory destined for Asia

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s Revenue Authority (AT) has seized more than a tonne of ivory that was about to be illegally exported to Cambodia and other Asian countries in what is considered to be one of the biggest seizures in the southern African nation, an official said on Thursday.

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    09-Apr-2018 to 13:55

    Botswana hosts high-level climate change meeting

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is hosting for the first time in its history the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Lead Author meeting, from 9th to 13th April 2018 in the capital Gaborone, APA learned on Monday.

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    05-Apr-2018 to 10:28

    Wildlife offered SADC’s helping hand – Minister

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Southern African countries’ governments have diversified and expanded their capabilities to meet the escalating threat of wildlife trafficking in the region, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said.

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    04-Apr-2018 to 21:35

    EU donates €3m to drought-ridden Somalia

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The European Union, through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, on Wednesday announced it has provided €3 million toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought.

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    29-Mar-2018 to 21:10

    Sahara Desert expands by 10 percent – Report

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — One of the world’s largest deserts, the Sahara has encroached on the northern fringes of the Sahel by at least 10 percent over a 93-year period, climate scientists say.

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    26-Mar-2018 to 19:38

    Mozambique: Meteorological unit chases $70m to revamp equipment

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) says is in talks with international partners to secure up to $70 million to restructure its meteorological equipment scattered throughout the country, APA can report on Monday.

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    25-Mar-2018 to 08:17

    Mugabe’s wife probed over alleged ivory smuggling

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe police are investigating former first lady Grace Mugabe for allegedly smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars to underground foreign markets, state media reported on Sunday.

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