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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A proposed amendment to the law on pensions and retirement benefits of former Botswana presidents will allow ex-heads of state to find employment anywhere they choose, Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Tuesday.

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    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal Tuesday began a three-day national mourning announced last week by the head of state, Macky Sall, following the fire at the “Daaka” (a religious retreat) in Medina-Gounass village south-east Senegal, which injured more than 100 and the death of 30 pilgrims, according to the latest toll.

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    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Fuel price hikes will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of a weaker rand currency‚ the Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA) has warned.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — As part of its effort to improve food security in the country, Botswana’s Prisons and Rehabilitation Department is considering engaging its inmates to work on the fields to cultivate crops, APA can reveal here on Tuesday.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Financial statistics from Bank of Botswana show that the country’s foreign currency reserves decreased by 4.5 percent to US$7.6 billion during December 2016 from US$8 billion the previous month, APA learnt here Tuesday.

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    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian coast guards on Monday seized one and a half tonnes of drugs, when they boarded a canoe off Nouakchott in the Atlantic Ocean, a reliable source in the Mauritanian capital told APA.

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