23-Sep-2014 to 10:06

Botswana leader threatens court action against newspaper

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The office of the Botswana President on Tuesday said that President Ian Khama’s attorneys have written to the Sunday Standard and given the newspaper until Friday, September 26, at 4pm to retract its story and fully and unconditionally apologize to President Khama, failing which summons will be issued against the newspaper.

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23-Sep-2014 to 10:00

Diamond mining giant denies funding Botswana ruling party

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The diamond mining giant, De Beers on Tuesday moved swiftly to deny media reports that it is funding the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for the forthcoming general elections slated for 24 October.

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23-Sep-2014 to 09:48

Libyan parliament approves new government

APA-Tripoli-(Libya) — Libya’s House of Representatives on Monday approved the cabinet proposed by the Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni.

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20-Sep-2014 to 18:48

CAR’s premier urges institutions to work hand in glove

APA-Bangui (CAR) — Central African Republic (CAR)’s new Prime minister, Mahamat Kamoun has urged the country’s institutions including the transitional government and the National Transition Council (NTC) “to speak with one voice.”

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20-Sep-2014 to 14:07

B/Faso’s Compaore to meet opposition-Official

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, representatives of the opposition and the ruling majority, a source close to the Office of Communication of the Presidency disclosed Saturday.

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19-Sep-2014 to 17:55

Botswana leader lambasts radical South African politician

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Ian Khama on Friday labeled the radical South African opposition politician and leader of the Economic Freedom Party leader Julius Malema and his party as people who are ill mannered.

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19-Sep-2014 to 12:34

Nigeria’s ruling party adopts Jonathan as its candidate for 2015 polls

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election ahead of the party’s national convention fixed for December 6, 2014.

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