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SADC has deployed a total of 41 observers, from 9 countries for the June 3 General Elections in Lesotho.

SADC Observer Mission readies for Lesotho elections

Wednesday 24 May 2017 08:00

Tanzania's Foreign Affairs Minister and Head of the SADC Election Observer Mission Dr Augustine Mahiga has arrived in Lesotho.

SADC Observer Mission readies for Lesotho elections

Wednesday 24 May 2017 08:00

Tanzania's Foreign Affairs Minister and Head of the SADC Election Observer Mission Dr Augustine Mahiga has arrived in Lesotho.

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Sudan accuses Egypt of backing rebels ahead of foreign minister's trip

Tuesday 23 May 2017 16:54

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum.

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Report sees DRC leads in conflict related displacement

Tuesday 23 May 2017 09:00

There were over 31 million new cases of internal displacement caused by conflict and the DRC ranks as the top country for displacement caused by conflict.

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Lesotho’s Democratic Congress signs pledge to accept election result

Monday 22 May 2017 19:24

This was a much awaited signature after churches were left wondering if the Prime Minister's party was deliberately snubbing a pledge to accept the outcome of the upcoming elections.

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SA ranked number one in Africa in terms of aviation safety

Monday 22 May 2017 17:45

The ICAO has ranked South Africa number one on the continent in terms of aviation safety.

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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

Monday 22 May 2017 12:16

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Nigerian soldiers accused of stripping female protesters naked

Monday 22 May 2017 06:54

The Nigerian army is embroiled in yet another human rights predicament after allegations that officers stripped naked scores of women protesting for the independence of a volatile region.

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One killed in Kenya after rally attended by President Kenyatta

Sunday 21 May 2017 15:25

Police shot dead one person in northern Kenya's Isiolo County after a political rally attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta turned violent.

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Burundi receives support from EAC heads of state

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:41

The East African Community (EAC) heads of state who participated in the 18th EAC summit this weekend have announced their full support for Burundi.

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No money to gamble at Zimbabwe's fading racecourse

Sunday 21 May 2017 09:05

Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet.

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