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    APA-Juba (South Sudan) — The authorities in South Sudan on Thursday confirmed the closure of the BBC relay stations in the country over unpaid taxes accumulated for the last three years.

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    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The European Union (EU) says it has agreed to provide Mozambique with $37 million to support its campaign for improved nutrition over the next four years.

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    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegalese MPs on Thursday evening voted a bill that would allow the state to fund candidates running in future presidential elections, APA reports.

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    APA - Dakar (Mali) — Mali has recalled its ambassador to Algiers and its consul in the Algerian region of Tamanrasset for consultation over the situation of Malians living in the North African country, a senior government official told APA on Thursday.

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    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — African countries must leverage innovation to boost electricity production as one way of speeding up economic growth which in its current state is not good enough, the World Bank said.

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    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Rare history was made in Mbabane on Thursday when King Mswati III officially changed the kingdom's name from Swaziland to eSwatini which translates as "Land of the Swazis".

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