MIGRATIONS | MIGRATIONS

24-Nov-2020 to 13:07

Botswana to allow crossborder passenger traffic on December 1

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana will open its borders to crossborder buses and other vehicles on December 1 as the government eases restrictions imposed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic almost eight months ago, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

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23-Nov-2020 to 13:51

S/Africa "still probing Bushiris' escape"

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government is under pressure from the country’s main opposition to provide “real answers” on how self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife staged their “miracle escape” to Malawi from their host country two weeks ago.

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17-Nov-2020 to 12:45

S/African MPs take minister to task over Bushiri’s ‘miracle escape’

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday told lawmakers that his office had objected to the leaders of the Enlightened Christian Congregation (ECG) church, Shepherd and Mary Bushiri, being granted bail following their second arrest two weeks ago on money laundering charges.

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16-Nov-2020 to 13:31

Malawi fumes over seven-hour hold-up of Chakwera’s flight from S/Africa

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi has voiced concern at the treatment accorded to President Lazarus Chakwera by South African authorities following a seven-hour hold-up at Pretoria’s Waterkloof Airforce Base as immigration and security officials barred some members of his delegation from boarding the presidential plane.

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09-Nov-2020 to 17:09

Botswana embarks on phased reopening of borders

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana allowed international flights on Monday as the government embarked on a phased reopening of its 14 entry points following a seven-month closure in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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29-Oct-2020 to 14:11

S/African airlines granted rescue funding from gov’t

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African state airlines workers’ representatives and government officials on Thursday welcomed a US$1-billion-dollar injection into two cash-strapped airlines as announced in Parliament in Cape Town.

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28-Oct-2020 to 08:45

Zimbabwe to reopen borders from December 1

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe will open its borders to passenger vehicles and pedestrians starting from early December as the country slowly eases restrictions imposed seven months ago to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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