11-Sep-2014 to 15:33

Botswana blasts US over statement on arrested editor

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Thursday reacted angrily to a statement by US State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf in which the official criticised Gaborone over the arrest of Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone.

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11-Sep-2014 to 12:32

Union compares Botswana to Zimbabwe in treatment of journalists

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s biggest trade union, BOFEPUSU has likened the arrest of Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone, to the arrest of journalists in Zimbabwe, under Robert Mugabe's regime.

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11-Sep-2014 to 10:36

Zimbabwe minister to present mid-term monetary policy statement

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa is expected to present his long-awaited mid-term monetary policy statement on Thursday amid growing criticism of the government’s failure to stop further economic meltdown.

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11-Sep-2014 to 10:20

US condemns arrest of Botswana editor

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The United States on Thursday condemned the arrest of the editor of Botswana\'s Sunday Standard newspaper editor Outsa Mokone, saying it dented the southern African country\'s good democratic record.

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10-Sep-2014 to 10:03

Gambian leader urged to reject homophobic law

APA- Dakar (Senegal)– — President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

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10-Sep-2014 to 09:26

Botswana leader defies FIFA over controversial tournaments

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Ian Khama has defied a warning by FIFA that the government should not be involved in football matters through constituency sport tournaments.

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10-Sep-2014 to 07:03

S/African gov’t denies smear campaign against Ombudsman

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has distanced itself from allegations made against the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that she was a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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