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    21-May-2019 to 16:28

    Ghana: Two rival musicians charged over awards night row

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Two rival dancehall artistes in Ghana who clashed on Sunday morning during the Vodafone Music Awards (VGMA) have been charged by the police, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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    18-May-2019 to 11:08

    Ramaphosa appoints top prosecutor to oversee state capture trials

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Hermione Theresa Cronje as head of the Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions which will oversee state capture crime trials, his office has said.

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    17-May-2019 to 15:23

    Gabon suspends officials over smuggled exotic wood

    APA-Libreville (Gabon) By Isaac Mackanga — Several Gabonese Water and Forestry Service officials have been relieved of their duties following the disappearance last week of 353 containers of exotic wood at the port of Owendo, the Minister of Vocational Training has revealed.

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    17-May-2019 to 08:08

    15 die in heavy Bamako rains

    APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara — 15 people have died and two others injured as heavy rains lashed the Malian capital Bamako on Wednesday night, causing serious flooding, APA learned from official sources.

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    15-May-2019 to 12:12

    S/Africa:Malawi urged to take action against albino killings

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Rights group Amnesty International has requested Malawian authorities to tackle the issue of deadly attacks on its citizens with albinism.

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    14-May-2019 to 17:05

    UN members commend Ethiopia's 'improved' rights situation

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — UN member states have commended Ethiopia for the improvement of its human rights situation through political reform measures and steps to widen civil society and democratic space, and for the release of political prisoners previously charged as terrorists, APA has learned.

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    13-May-2019 to 15:34

    eSwatini blind population upwards of 12, 000– study

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — A survey recently carried out by the Ministry of Health has revealed that there are about 12 000 visually-impaired people in eSwatini.

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