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    • Kenyatta leads tribute to fallen Kenyan multiparty icon

      APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday led Kenyans in paying emotional tributes to Kenneth Matiba, a revered icon of the fight for multiparty democracy in what became known as the se...

    • Big diamond discovered in Botswana

      APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp late Thursday announced the recovery of a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond, the third largest diamond ever discovered from its 100% owned Ka...

    • SADC picks Chissano as Madagascar crisis mediator

      APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) has picked Mozambique's former president-cum diplomat Joaquim Chissano to mediate in Madagascar’s political crisis.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Trade and tourism were the major drivers of economic growth in Botswana in 2017 amid subdued performance of the usually boisterous mining sector, Statistics Botswana revealed on Wednesday.

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    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has honoured his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, with the country’s highest national award.

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    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — There was chaos is Sierra Leone’s Parliament on Wednesday morning after members of the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) protested the removal of some of their members who have been prohibited by a High Court from attending the session.

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    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday confirmed that the MTN Group has finally commenced discussions with the commission on the proposed $500 million Initial Public Offering (IPO).

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The case in which President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ascendency to the presidency is challenged by opposition in court has veered off into controversy, with the Administration of Justice denying claims that the Chief Justice stepped in to selecting judges perceived to be executive minded.

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    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Decisions taken at the just-ended Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika extraordinary summit will see the SADC chair Cyril Ramaphosa appoint an assistant facilitator in Lesotho, and ensure peaceful elections in its member states, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

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