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    • Botswana braces for cold spell

      APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) has warned that cold weather is set to sweep over Botswana over the next three months.

    • S/Africa: Caster Semenya rebukes IAAF’s hate with Twitter post

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s world and Olympics champion runner Caster Semenya has told the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) that she is aware that the organisation does...

    • S/Africans slam new IAAF testosterone rules

      APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has attacked the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) new rules, saying the regulations were “a continued attack on the persona o...


    20-Jul-2016 to 20:28

    Swedish envoy alarmed by Liberia teenage pregnancies

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Swedish Ambassador Lena Nordstrom has attributed the high rate of teenage pregnancies in Liberia to the low possibilities for young people to exercise independent sexual health decision-making and to access information about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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    21-Jun-2016 to 15:38

    Botswana pushes for more women entrepreneurs

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Tuesday said it will support more women entrepreneurs in accessing important markets for their growth.

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    16-Jun-2016 to 08:16

    S/Africa: Oscar Pistorius re-sentencing set for July

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will be re-sentenced on 6 July for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home three years ago, North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa has announced.

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    15-Jun-2016 to 11:02

    S/Africa: “No love” between Reeva and Oscar Pistorius‚ cousin tells court

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The late Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin, Kim Martin, on Wednesday expressed anger in the North Gauteng High Court over an interview convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius gave to a United Kingdom television station which is scheduled to air later this month.

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    13-Jun-2016 to 12:03

    “Don’t give Oscar Pistorius less than 15 years’ – Group

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A harsh sentence meted out to “convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will restore confidence of the public in the criminal justice system and finally deliver justice and closure for late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s family,” a South African civil rights body said on Monday.

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    08-Jun-2016 to 09:17

    S/African MP touched by plight of incarcerated Swazi prostitute

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swazi media was on Wednesday awash with news that South African parliamentarian Shaik Eman was touched by the plight of an incarcerated Swaziland sex worker and used his own money to secure her freedom.

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    01-Jun-2016 to 17:42

    Swaziland: Samora Machel’s daughter champions gender campaign

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Josina Machel, the daughter of the late Mozambican President Samora Machel will be in Swaziland to champion the campaign against gender-based violence, facilitators of the event disclosed on Wednesday.

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