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    18-Jan-2019 to 12:19

    South African prisoners to register for 2019 polls – IEC

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some 160,000 prisoners in South Africa will have an opportunity to register to vote in the forthcoming national and provincial elections slated for April or May 2019, the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said.

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    16-Jan-2019 to 12:09

    South Africa: Gov’t will maintain apex bank’s independence - Ramaphosa

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the public that there would be no change in the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank, and that its independence would not be tinkered with, as feared in some quarters, especially the business sector.

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    16-Jan-2019 to 11:51

    Gabon: Ali Bongo to chair Wednesday’s Cabinet Meeting

    APA-Libreville (Gabon) by Isaac Mackanga — President Ali Bongo of Gabon will chair his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday, after 80 days of absence from the country due to medical reasons.

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    16-Jan-2019 to 10:23

    Botswana: Ex-spy chief arrested, threatens to topple Gov’t

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi was arrested late Wednesday at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai.

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    16-Jan-2019 to 08:15

    Ex-Botswana presidents clash over governance issues

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae and his successor Ian Khama are at each other’s throats following a fallout between Khama and the current leader Mokgweetsi Masisi, APA can reveal Wednesday.

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    15-Jan-2019 to 11:56

    Gabon: Ali Bongo back for new Cabinet oath-taking

    APA-Libreville (Gabon) by Isaac Mackanga — The new government in Libreville led by Julien Nkoghe Bekale, appointed prime minister last weekend, Tuesday morning took the oath of office at the presidential palace before President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who returned to the country from Morocco on Monday evening.

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    13-Jan-2019 to 06:08

    Nigeria: Trial of Chief Justice starts today

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has kicked against the planned trial of Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of the Federation by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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