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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United States embassy in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, has dismissed as false reports circulating on social media claiming that US embassies in various African countries, including Ethiopia, had limited the number of visas to travel to the United States.

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APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A Botswana Defence Force CASA 2121 aircraft crashed on Thursday night shortly after leaving Thebephatshwa Air Base in the southeast of the country for the capital Gaborone, BDF has announced.

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APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The effects of the ongoing liquidly crisis in Namibia continue to deepen amid reports that private medical practitioners are now refusing to attend to civil servants, citing non-payment by the their medical aid scheme.

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APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil of the US, has announced the appointment of Mr. Paul McGrath as the new Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

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APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Overfishing fears, a drug bust at the national carrier and an uproar over the alleged snub of a cultural festival by President Hage Geingob were the main stories in the Namibian press on Friday.

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APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's national Institute of Statistics, (INE) says the country's economy slowed to 3.3 percent in 2016 against 6.6 percent in the previous year after the government failed to make payments to bond holders following a scandal over undisclosed debts of more than $2 billion in loans that were not approved by parliament, APA can report on Friday.

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