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    • Sierra Leone: Press focuses on run-off election

      APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean newspapers on Friday focus on the pending presidential run-off election, notably preparations of the two contending political parties and a court action threaten...

    • Gates Foundation invests over $1bn on healthcare in Nigeria

      APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, says his Foundation has invested over $1 billion in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

    • Swaziland braces for floods

      APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland's National Disaster Management Agency and the Meteorological Services Department warned on Friday that ongoing rains might result in flooding in parts of the country duri...


    12-Dec-2016 to 10:26

    Mozambicans in Kenya, Portugal, S/Africa to obtain IDs, passports

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican authorities have launched a campaign to issue identity cards and biometric passports to the country's nationals living in Kenya in an exercise that will also cover other countries like South Africa and Portugal, state media reported on Monday.

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    12-Dec-2016 to 09:56

    Botswana urged to ratify UN convention on persons with disabilities

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Federation of Disabled (BOFOD) said on Monday that it intends to lobby the government to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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    12-Dec-2016 to 08:58

    Zuma sends condolences to Nigeria, Egypt in wake of church tragedies

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma has sent messages of condolences to Nigeria and Egypt in the wake of deadly church tragedies that occurred in both countries at the weekend, the Presidency said on Monday.

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    09-Dec-2016 to 13:59

    Mozambique raises red flag over number of expired residence permits

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Immigration Services (SENAMI) says it has recently recorded an increase in the number of foreigners living in the country with expired residence documents.

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    09-Dec-2016 to 10:19

    Nigeria deploys 28,000 policemen for Rivers State rerun elections

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Nigeria police have deployed 28,000 personnel to provide security during the Dec. 10 rerun elections in the oil-rich Rivers State in south-eastern Nigeria.

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    09-Dec-2016 to 10:12

    Ruling NDC legislators suffer massive loss at polls

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Some notable legislators of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) had the shock of their lives as they were defeated in the December 7 general elections.

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    09-Dec-2016 to 10:07

    Ghana: Parties anxiously await presidential results today

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — The two leading political parties in Ghana - the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by the incumbent President John Dramani Mahama and the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate Nana Akufo Addo are anxiously awaiting the presidential poll results as the Electoral Commission prepares to announce the results later in the day, APA learns here on Friday.

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