SOCIETE | SOCIETY

19-Jul-2019 to 10:27

Inside Botswana’s plans to host Miss World pageant

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Many countries, especially those in Africa, probably share the same dream – that of hosting the Miss World pageant and all the glitz and glamour that comes with it.

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18-Jul-2019 to 16:35

ICC rejects Ugandan warlord's 41-count plea

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a defense submission challenging the decision of Trial Chamber IX to decline to dismiss 41 of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Dominic Ongwen the former commander of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel outfit.

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17-Jul-2019 to 16:04

Botswana: Ownership of land by foreigners divides opinion

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana citizens have expressed mixed feelings about a proposed new law that would not allow foreign nationals to own land in the country.

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16-Jul-2019 to 22:27

Brazzaville and the crazed atmosphere of fairs

APA-Brazzaville (Congo) By Léon Charles Moukouri — As the school holidays begin, Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, is vibrating to the rhythm of promotional operations, organised by breweries and mobile phone companies.

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16-Jul-2019 to 22:06

N’Djamena: Where rain brings brisk business to car washers

APA-NDjamena (Chad) By Adam Hassane Deyé — If the two heavy rains that fell in N’Djaména in recent days irritated many residents of the Chadian capital who have difficulty moving around thanks to puddles, the same cannot be said of car washers.

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16-Jul-2019 to 21:56

Burkina PM vows to shed light on detainee deaths

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) By Alban Kini — The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Christophe Marie Joseph Dabiré on Tuesday promised to shed more light on the death of 11 inmates held at the anti-drug unit in the capital Ouagadougou.

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13-Jul-2019 to 16:55

UN scribe will press donors for post-cyclone Mozambique pledges

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has committed to pushing a group of 21 countries and international institutions to accelerate the disbursement of $1.2 billion they promised to contribute to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique.

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