SOCIETE | SOCIETY

02-Oct-2019 to 15:38

Botswana gay group jittery over criminalisation case

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Lesbians Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) has expressed concern at a decision by the government to appeal a High Court ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships.

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01-Oct-2019 to 15:10

S/Africa raises social grants for poor millions – Official

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa has decided to raise the monthly social grants paid to 17 million poor people starting from Tuesday, Paseka Letsatsi, the South African Social Security Agency spokesperson, has said.

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01-Oct-2019 to 10:28

Liberia town fire 'caused by electric shock'

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Last month's fire incident which claimed the lives of 28 Liberians, mostly children, was caused by an electrical shock from a generator that was the source of electricity to the building, the Director of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS),Colonel Alex Dickson said.

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28-Sep-2019 to 03:05

Over 1m babies born in S/Africa in 2018 – Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans welcomed more than one million babies in 2018, the country's statistical agency announced on Friday.  

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25-Sep-2019 to 17:53

UNDP to back Bissau anti-corruption crusade

APA-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) — The Deputy Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau, José Levy, said on Wednesday that his organization will support the country to develop a national anti-corruption strategy.

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24-Sep-2019 to 12:54

Britain’s young royals visit S/African township

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Britain’s young royal family of Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and son Archer arrived in Cape Town on Monday to kick off a 10-day royal visit to South Africa, and went straight to one of the country’s most deprived areas known as Nyanga Township in the Mother City.

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21-Sep-2019 to 11:19

SA minister likens Africa today to ‘slave ships’

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has compared political and economic conditions that Africa is going through to being “similar to the ones on the slave ships that took our kith and kin away from the continent.”

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