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Allied Chadian-Nigerien forces launched an offensive against the Islamists.

Chad, Niger forces kill 123 Boko Haram since July

Saturday 1 October 2016 06:41

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons.

Chad, Niger forces kill 123 Boko Haram since July

Saturday 1 October 2016 06:41

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons.

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Lesotho Special Permit deadline extended

Saturday 1 October 2016 06:36

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says Lesotho nationals have until December to regularise their stay in the country or face deportation.

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Botswana hailed as symbol of harmony as it celebrates independence

Friday 30 September 2016 21:33

Celebrating half a century of independence, Botswana is being hailed as a symbol of peace and harmony.

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Displaced women in Nigeria find new ways to earn a living

Friday 30 September 2016 20:52

A group of women displaced in conflict in Northern Nigeria have devised new ways to earn a living.

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D-day for Lesotho Special Permit

Friday 30 September 2016 06:03

Gigaba says while online applications for the Lesotho Special Permit will close on Friday, his department will continue to process initiated applications until December the 31st.

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Swaziland and South Africa have good relations: King Mswati III

Thursday 29 September 2016 21:39

In an exclusive interview with SABC News, King Mswati III has called for more dialogue when resolving political issues on the continent.

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Hawks arrest Home Affairs officials over fraud

Thursday 29 September 2016 21:02

The Hawks in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs have arrested 25 people at a Lesotho port of entry.

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Gabon President Bongo names new Prime Minister

Thursday 29 September 2016 15:12

Gabon President Ali Bongo promoted foreign minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet to the post of Prime Minister on Wednesday.

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Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur

Thursday 29 September 2016 06:18

Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent.

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Botswana marks 50 years of independence

Thursday 29 September 2016 06:00

Batswana have called on the government to address the challenge of unemployment, especially among the youth, as it holds its independence celebrations.

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