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    13-Dec-2016 to 14:21

    Zimbabwe's MDC abandons poll boycott, to begin preps for 2018 elections

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Tuesday announced that it was abandoning a three-year boycott of elections and it will activate its poll machinery next year ahead of a general plebiscite set for 2018.

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    13-Dec-2016 to 10:21

    Competition for jobs root cause of S/African xenophobic attacks

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration (IMCM), tasked by South African President Jacob Zuma to deal with attacks on foreign nationals, has found that competition for economic opportunities is a leading cause of tensions that led into violence in some communities between locals and immigrants in the recent past, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 13:29

    Zimbabwe judiciary body selects new chief justice

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe's Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Monday began conducting public interviews of four candidates vying for the position of chief justice.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 12:38

    Botswana blasts conflicted UNSC members for fuelling Syrian crisis

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Monday said it was pleased to vote in favour of a resolution brought before the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December to demand an immediate cessation of long-running hostilities in Syria.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 11:26

    Ghana: President elect seeks support of clergy

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — President-elect Nana Akufo Addo has appealed to the clergy to remember him in prayers as he prepares to take the reign of the country for the next four years, APA learns here.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 11:19

    Eminent Ghanaians congratulate victorious opposition leader

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Some eminent Ghanaians have been sending words of congratulations to the newly elected opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader, Nana Akufo Addo, APA learns here.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 10:45

    Botswana calls on defeated Gambian leader to accept poll outcome

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Monday condemned President Jahya Jammeh of The Gambia for rejecting the outcome of this month's presidential poll despite earlier conceding defeat.

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