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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27-Oct-2020 to 14:42

S/Africa: Religious leaders face charges over immigration status

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Malawi-born leaders of the Enlightened Congregation Gathering (ECG) church Shepherd and Mary Bushiri allegedly forged immigration documents to secure their permanent residency status in South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi charged on Tuesday.

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27-Oct-2020 to 09:27

Mozambique: Internal displacement rises by 2700% in two years – Report

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The number of people displaced by the ongoing insurgency in northern Mozambique and the country’s central region has risen by 2,700 percent since the end of 2018, according to a report seen by APA on Tuesday.

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