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    19-Jan-2018 to 09:36

    Botswana witnesses decline in poverty levels – Survey

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The proportion of people living below the poverty datum line in Botswana dropped by three percentage points to 16.3 percent during the period spanning from the 2009/10 financial year to 2015/16, according to a survey published by Statistics Botswana on Friday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 17:46

    S/Africa rues violence over 'racist' advert

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday described as profoundly unfortunate current violent protests targeting shops belonging to Swedish retailer H&M over a controversial advert featuring a black child.

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    17-Jan-2018 to 19:51

    South Sudan ‘second worst country’ according to freedom index

    APA-Juba (South Sudan) — South Sudan has been ranked as the second country that is “not free” in Freedom House’s World 2018 Freedom Index released on Wednesday.

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    17-Jan-2018 to 18:17

    Botswana brushes off calls to scrap death penalty

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Wednesday brushed off international calls to scrap the death penalty, saying it is not an abuse of individual human rights.

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    17-Jan-2018 to 17:37

    Abidjan: Safety fees from passengers using main airport

    APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Ivorian government has announced the introduction of a “safety charge” on passengers passing through the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan.

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    16-Jan-2018 to 21:28

    Senegal: Civil service wage up CFA 11bln in November

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s civil service wage bill has increased by CFA11 billion (about $17,600 million) at the end of November 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning revealed.

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    16-Jan-2018 to 19:52

    Senegalese hotel closes its doors to Freemasons' congress

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s biggest hotel has closed its doors to a gathering of Freemasons after a strong backlash from faith leaders local media reported.

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