25-Jul-2016 to 13:46

Botswana ruling party prepares for 2019 elections

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Preparations for the 2019 general elections took centre stage at the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s special congress held in the capital Gaborone where all the party regions convened to contribute to the party’s strategy for the polls, the Patriot newspaper reported here Monday.

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25-Jul-2016 to 12:52

S/Africa’s countdown to 2016 local polls on track – IEC

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans have less than 10 days to go to polls to elect municipal representatives on 3 August at more than 22,000 voting stations nationwide, the election organisers said on Monday.

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25-Jul-2016 to 12:21

S/African opposition labels ANC “collection of corrupt individuals”

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The leader of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, has described the current ruling African National Congress’ leadership as “a collection of corrupt individuals fighting over the last scraps before the party finally implodes.”

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22-Jul-2016 to 19:01

Sankara assassination: B/Faso trial opens late 2016

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina) — The trial over the assassination of Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara could take place by late 2016, the Commissioner of the country's military tribunal, Alioune Zanre has disclosed.

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22-Jul-2016 to 16:46

Gambian leader warns against divided country

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has warned against divisive politics caused by tribalism, saying it should have no place in his country looking to break free from the shackles of poverty and underdevelopment.

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21-Jul-2016 to 13:27

Liberia’s Sirleaf returns from AU summit; calls for patriotism, hard work

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged Liberians to develop the values of hard work and patriotism, be disciplined and exhibit ethical work habits that will contribute to the ongoing reconstruction and development initiatives of Liberia.

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21-Jul-2016 to 13:14

Mozambique leader meets international mediators

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has met international mediators invited in the political dialogue who arrive in the southern African nation on Wednesday, APA has observed.

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