SOCIETE | SOCIETY

11-Jan-2019 to 18:15

Taiwan and eSwatini in talks over prisoners’ transfer

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini and the Taiwanese embassy are holding talks on the possibility of a transfer of two Taiwanese men who are serving a 29-year sentence for possessing 24 rhino horn pieces worth $2.07 million.

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11-Jan-2019 to 15:45

Mauritania institutes national day against discriminatory practices

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — A national day against discriminatory practices has been instituted in Mauritania and will be marked on 9 January each year, Justice minister, Dia Moctar Malal announced in a draft decree approved by a Council of Ministers’ meeting.

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11-Jan-2019 to 15:24

Ex-warlord’s ICC case: Defence witnesses line up to testify

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of Uganda’s rebel outfit the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is set to resume at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 14th January after a break of nearly two months.

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09-Jan-2019 to 19:03

Mali: Unionists’ strike draws ‘massive following’

APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara — The secretary general of the National Union of Workers of Mali (UNTM), Yacouba Katilee has claimed that the strike by its unionists attracted a 95 percent following throughout the country.

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09-Jan-2019 to 18:39

Mauritanian leader championing crusade against racism, extremism

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — The Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has expressed his readiness to further work for the security, stability and unity of his country by protecting it against racism and extremism.

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09-Jan-2019 to 11:35

South Africa: Ramaphosa condoles with victims of train collision

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed “heartfelt condolences” to the victims of the Mountain View train accident in Pretoria, which left three people dead from injuries following the collision.

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09-Jan-2019 to 11:14

South Africa: ANC committed to national development agenda - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged that the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) would make every effort to deliver on the promise of a progressive South Africa with improved people’s lives.

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