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25-Jan-2019 to 06:28

Finance minister reaches out to S/Africans for 2019 budget input

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who delivers his 2019 national budget in February in Cape Town, has called on South Africans to send him ideas on how the country could boost its economic growth.

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25-Jan-2019 to 06:09

S/African minister pays tribute to late Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has joined fellow fans in the country to pay tribute to late Zimbabwean music icon, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday after a long illness in in Harare.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:39

Angola decriminalizes same-sex conduct

APA-Luanda (Angola) By Graeme Reid — Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:09

South Africa deports 30 eSwatini immigrants

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Finally, about 30 emaSwati who were in South Africa (SA) illegally have been deported back to eSwatini.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:00

AU mechanism to scrutinize Botswana democratic credentials

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s democratic credentials will be subjected to scrutiny at the upcoming accession ceremony to the African Peer Review Mechanism Chief (APRM) scheduled for 9th February in Ethiopia, APA learned Thursday.

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24-Jan-2019 to 14:05

Mozambique: 20,000 displaced by tropical storm

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's Institute of Natural Disaster management (INGC) says it has opened five accommodation centers in the city of Beira, the capital of the central province of Sofala, to shelter 18,295 displaced people after they were displaced by a heavy tropical storm known as Desmond, APA can report Thursday.

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24-Jan-2019 to 11:26

Botswana: Ruling party holds crisis meeting to avert split

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has called an emergency meeting to avert a looming split, as infighting over leadership in the party intensifies.

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