SOCIETE | SOCIETY

23-Jul-2019 to 17:42

France to provide €40m for Ethiopia's digital ID project

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — France on Tuesday announced decision to provide €40 million for Ethiopia to help the horn African nation launch digital resident ID project.

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23-Jul-2019 to 12:31

Kenya, witchdoctors and their cure-all adverts

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Residents of Murang’a County, 87km north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi are left puzzled as posters multiply thick and fast announcing the contacts of witchdoctors offering their cure-all services to the public at competitive rates.

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22-Jul-2019 to 19:18

Jammeh ordered editor's killing - TRRC witness

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Malick Jatta, a serving member of the Gambian Armed Forces Monday testified before the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that ex-president Yahya Jammeh had ordered the killing of newspaper editor Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

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22-Jul-2019 to 12:32

One killed as Rwanda chalk mine collapses

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — At least one people was killed early on Monday after an illegal chalk mine collapsed in Karongi, a district in western Rwanda, a senior local administrative leader in the region told APA by telephone.

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19-Jul-2019 to 10:27

Inside Botswana’s plans to host Miss World pageant

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Many countries, especially those in Africa, probably share the same dream – that of hosting the Miss World pageant and all the glitz and glamour that comes with it.

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18-Jul-2019 to 16:35

ICC rejects Ugandan warlord's 41-count plea

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a defense submission challenging the decision of Trial Chamber IX to decline to dismiss 41 of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Dominic Ongwen the former commander of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel outfit.

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17-Jul-2019 to 16:04

Botswana: Ownership of land by foreigners divides opinion

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana citizens have expressed mixed feelings about a proposed new law that would not allow foreign nationals to own land in the country.

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