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    • Ramaphosa visits Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder

      APA-Mthatha (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a courtesy visit to the home of the founder of the multi-Grammy Award-winning acapella music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday.

    • Double joy for S/Africa at Two Oceans Marathon

      APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — There was double joy for South Africa in Saturday’s Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, with triple Comrades Marathon champion Bongumusa Mthembu winning the ultra-leg of the men’s se...

    • S/Africa’s iconic photographer Bongani Mnguni laid to rest

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa's most renowned photographers, Bongani Mnguni, who gained global recognition for his documentation of black people's struggles against apartheid, was laid to re...


    30-Dec-2014 to 11:27

    Mozambique opposition expels state media

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s main opposition party has expelled state-controlled Mozambique News Agency and Mozambique Television (TVM) and daily newspaper Noticias from its press conference convened to reject the results of the 15 October general elections, APA learns here on Tuesday.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 11:19

    Mozambique’s opposition chief threatens violence if polls validated

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The leader of Mozambique's main opposition Renamo party Afonso Dhlakama has threatened full scale violence if the country's Constitutional Council validates the results of the 15 October general elections won by the ruling Frelimo party and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 11:05

    A failed coup in the Gambia?

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — A minimum of three soldiers are reported to have been killed in the Gambian capital, Banjul on Monday night in an attempted coup d’etat led by former State House Commander, Lt Colonel Lamin Sanneh.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 11:02

    Ghana: Election of largest opposition leader, ruling NDC executives top events i...

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — The election of the 70-year-old Nana Akufo Addo Dankwa as the presidential candidate of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the third time to wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016 general elections and the election of national executive members of the NDC were top events in Ghana in 2014.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 10:40

    Coup attempt in the Gambia? - Reports

    APA- Dakar (Senegal) — Reports emanating from Banjul, the Gambian capital, say there was an attempted coup over-night and that until Tuesday morning, the situation was still unclear.

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    30-Dec-2014 to 09:49

    PM’s sacking - Uganda’s major news item in 2014

    APA –Kampala (Uganda) — One of the major stories in 2014 was the news that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had sacked his Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi whom many believed was his closest ally in the ruling National Resistance Movement party and in cabinet.

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    29-Dec-2014 to 14:16

    River navigation resumes between two Sudans

    APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — River navigation between Sudan and South Sudan has been reopened after three years of closure, since the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

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