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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is bracing for hunger after cereal production, mainly maize and sorghum declined, on a yearly basis, to 64 000 tonnes, down 32 percent from the high output of 2017, APA learned here Monday.

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    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — In accordance with this year’s Finance Act, Senegal’s annual public wage bill will rise to CFA743.4 billion between 2018 and 2019, an increase of CFA 60.4 billion in absolute value and 8.8 percent in relative terms, local media reported on Monday.

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    APA- Maseru (Lesotho) — A 36- year-old Kenyan man, Martin Masil, appeared before Butha- Buthe Magistrate Court on Monday charged with assisting a woman to undergo abortion.

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    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s cotton production fell sharply by 52.1 percent in the first eight months of 2018 compared with the same period last year, the firm for the development of textile fibres (SODEFITEX) announced on Monday.

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    APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Morocco will host the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (WB-IMF), local media reported on Monday.

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    APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addision, has denied reports suggesting that the banking sector of the country was in crisis.

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