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Zim business laments looming power crisis

Saturday 29 August 2015 15:27

Zimbabwe’s business sector has lamented the looming power crisis if the country’s biggest electricity producer ZPC goes ahead with a proposed shutdown of hydro-electricity plant Kariba Power Station.

Zim business laments looming power crisis

Saturday 29 August 2015 15:27

Zimbabwe’s business sector has lamented the looming power crisis if the country’s biggest electricity producer ZPC goes ahead with a proposed shutdown of hydro-electricity plant Kariba Power Station.

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Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony

Saturday 29 August 2015 14:39

At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife.

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Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death: Sources

Saturday 29 August 2015 06:55

Chad, a leading country in a military task force against Boko Haram, has sentenced 10 members of the Islamist militants to death on terrorism charges, the chief prosecutor said on Friday.

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Security Council ready to implement South Sudan peace deal

Saturday 29 August 2015 06:30

The United Nations Security Council has expressed its readiness to consider appropriate measures to ensure the full implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan.

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Mozambique journalist killed in drive-by shooting

Friday 28 August 2015 19:33

A veteran Mozambican investigative reporter, publisher of the online Diario deNoticias, was killed in a drive-by shooting as he jogged in the capital Maputo on Friday, police said.

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill three in Niger

Friday 28 August 2015 06:53

Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram militants raided a village in southern Niger, killing three people including a soldier, security sources in the West African nation said on Thursday.

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Thabane sets conditions to return to Lesotho

Thursday 27 August 2015 20:53

Former Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane says he will not return to Lesotho until Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili offers similar conditions to his fellow opposition leaders who also fled.

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UN envoy confident Libya factions can seal deal

Thursday 27 August 2015 12:35

The United Nations special envoy to Libya said he was optimistic that the country's two parliaments will be ready to agree on forming a unity government by mid-September.

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Basothos await exiled Thabane's address

Thursday 27 August 2015 06:45

Basotho are eagerly waiting to hear what exiled former opposition leader and Prime Minister Tom Thabane will say when he addresses the media on Thursday.

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S Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite concerns

Wednesday 26 August 2015 18:08

South Sudan's president  Salva Kiir signed peace and power sharing deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month  civil war in the country.

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