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23-Jul-2019 to 13:48

Botswana courts Kenya as CITES ivory talks beckon

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is lobbying Kenya in an effort to convince the East African country to change its position and support ivory trade at the forthcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) meeting scheduled for Switzerland in August.

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23-Jul-2019 to 08:33

Muluzi: Ironing out Malawi's election impasse

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi has waded into the country’s simmering political crisis by offering to mediate in the dispute between civil society groups and the electoral body.

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22-Jul-2019 to 16:42

Football: Mozambique national team coach sacked

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The coach of Mozambique’s senior national football team, Abel Xavier has been sacked by the country’s football federation (FMF).

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22-Jul-2019 to 16:05

FIFA hands life ban to ex Botswana FA chief

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — World football governing body FIFA on Monday handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association (BFA) secretary general, Mooketsi Kgotlele for accepting bribes in relation to manipulating international matches.

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22-Jul-2019 to 15:22

Botswana: Presidential chopper's near miss probed by army

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Monday said it was investigating an incident in which a helicopter carrying President Mokgweetsi Masisi was forced to make a precautionary landing while taxiing at Francistown airport in the north of the country on Saturday.

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22-Jul-2019 to 13:29

Zimbabwe hikes fuel prices, second time in a week

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe on Monday raised the price of petrol by 22 percent and that of diesel by 23 percent, the second time it has done so in a week as shortages of fuel continue to cause headaches for the government and the travelling public.

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22-Jul-2019 to 12:06

Inside Zambia’s Yellow Card protest movement

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — “This may be the first but certainly it is not going to be the last time that the government will hear from us”, said Pilato, one of the organizers of Zambia’s Yellow Card protest movement on the grounds outside parliament in Lusaka.

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