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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Department of Veterinary Services on Friday informed famers that it has banned importation of pigs from South Africa following the outbreak of African Swine Fever in that country.

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    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The rate of growth in house prices in Kenya went down by 2.78 percent during the first quarter of 2019, in what also marked the third decline, the Kenya Bankers Association said in a report on Friday.

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    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has raised an alarm over alleged plans by “unscrupulous and anti-democratic elements to contrive skirmishes in the coming weeks aimed at smearing his personality”.

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    APA-Niamey (Niger) — The series of strikes during the past four months by public university teachers in Niger have ended after a five-point agreement was signed between the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Yahouza Sadissou and the National Union of Teachers and Researchers of Niger (SNECS).

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    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Saturday, May 25, as “Africa Day” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a “Working Holiday”.

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    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, has said that Nigeria released $1.54 billion (N470.8 billion) between 2016 and 2018 for the delivery of its social investment programmes across the country.

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