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    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The National Council of Provinces (NCOP), the parliament of South Africa’s regional governments, has elected former Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo as its new chairman.

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    APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan capital Kigali has been named Public Health Laureate for 2019 Wellbeing City Award, thanks to the cities’ bimonthly car-free day, a senior municipality authority confirmed Thursday.

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    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has kept its repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 6.75% per year, Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.

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    APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda's Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) on Thursday warned the public against some unscrupulous individuals using its name by pretending to be immigration officers to dupe unsuspecting people about job opportunities or workshops abroad.

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    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s tripartite elections have so far been handled with “professionalism and dedication,” former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has said in Blantyre.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana said late Thursday that the hunting of wildlife will be allowed on a small and strictly controlled basis.

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