07-Jan-2020 to 14:51

S/Africa: Ex-reserve bank official to head Absa Group

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Former Reserve Bank of South Africa (SARB) deputy governor Daniel Mminele has been appointed as the new group chief executive officer of the Absa Group with effect from 15 January 2020, the financial services group’s board chairperson Wendy Lucas-Bull announced on Tuesday.

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01-Jan-2020 to 14:13

Sierra Leone’s Residual Special Court gets two new judges

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Residual Special Court (RSCSL) for Sierra Leone has announced the appointment of two Sierra Leonean judges.

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01-Jan-2020 to 14:07

Sierra Leone’s President calls for change in New Year’s message

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio used his New Year message to call for renewed commitment from his compatriots towards national development.

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01-Jan-2020 to 13:59

Rwanda’s President urges citizens to look forward to Vision 2050

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans to set their sights beyond 2020 to ambitions set out in Vision 2050 as a new development strategy to succeed the outdated "Vision 2020".

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30-Dec-2019 to 09:47

Rwandan senior civil servant relieved of duties for alleged "abuse" of office

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The current head of the Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) Seraphine Mukantabana has been relieved of her duties with "immediate effects", an official statement from the Prime Minister Office in Kigali confirmed Monday.

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28-Dec-2019 to 16:00

Ethiopia: 50 individuals charged with corruption

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The High Court in Ethiopia has charged 50 people including the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) engineer Azeb Asnake with corruption and alleged misuse of public power.

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21-Dec-2019 to 12:35

Ethiopia’s draft proclamation on hate speech can curtail freedom of expression-R...

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s draft Proclamation on Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression can significantly curtail freedom of expression if approved, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has cautioned.

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