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    • Kenyatta leads tribute to fallen Kenyan multiparty icon

      APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday led Kenyans in paying emotional tributes to Kenneth Matiba, a revered icon of the fight for multiparty democracy in what became known as the se...

    • Big diamond discovered in Botswana

      APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp late Thursday announced the recovery of a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond, the third largest diamond ever discovered from its 100% owned Ka...

    • SADC picks Chissano as Madagascar crisis mediator

      APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) has picked Mozambique's former president-cum diplomat Joaquim Chissano to mediate in Madagascar’s political crisis.

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    29-Mar-2017 to 09:26

    Australian-listed firm granted Botswana mining licence

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government has granted Australian Security Exchange-listed African Energy a mining license for its Sese joint venture in central Botswana, the firm said on Wednesday.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 18:27

    Botswana bans exportation of dried fish

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government has announced a ban on the exportation of dried fish for a twelve-month period to protect its local fish industry.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 18:05

    Namibia: Fifth Chinese arrested in $61m tax evasion case

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — A fifth Chinese citizen has been arrested by the Namibian police in an ongoing probe into a massive customs duties and foreign currency scam, involving some $261 million.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 17:21

    Diaspora Kenya, “biggest source of digital remittances”

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The Kenyan Diaspora is the biggest source of digital remittances to accounts using the ground-breaking mobile money service M-PESA, says WorldRemit.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 16:57

    Liberia: C/Bank blames tumbling rubber, ore prices for struggling economy

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Declining global prices for rubber and iron ore have severely affected the Liberian economy, a new report by the Central Bank says.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 16:15

    Cash-strapped Swaziland slaps 12.5% levy on gaming and lotteries

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The government of Swaziland will impose a 12.5-percent levy on gaming and lotteries from next month as part of efforts to diversify its revenue base, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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    28-Mar-2017 to 15:59

    Ghana: Business community hails new policy rate cut

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Members of the business community in Ghana Tuesday woke up to the welcoming news of a cut in the monetary policy rate from 25.5 percent to 23.5 percent as confirmed by the country's central bank.

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