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Botswana’s Ian Khama accuses Donald Trump of ‘encouraging’ elephant poaching

Botswana's President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Four countries to exit list of least developed countries

A UN expert committee has announced that four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations.

World’s massive diamond from Lesotho sold for $40 million

On of the world’s largest diamonds has been sold for 40 million dollars, mining company Gem Diamonds Limited said Tuesday.

Kenya bans South African meat products as listeria scare spreads

Kenya's health ministry on Tuesday announced a ban on the import and sale of certain South African processed meat products after a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.

Zimbabwe, Malawi ban South African meat products

Zimbabwe and Malawi on Tuesday banned South African meat products following the outbreak of the listeria disease that has since been linked to meat products from a South African company.

Angola exempts 61 countries from visa rule

The nationals of 61 countries travelling to Angola will be granted visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday.

Botswana hangs man who murdered girlfriend, son

Botswana has hanged a man for murdering his girlfriend and her son, the first execution in two years by the only southern African nation not to have abolished the death penalty.

ITTF confirms Team Nigeria for Top 16 Cup in Kenya

A four-man strong Nigeria team has been confirmed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for next month’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup holding in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ian Khama, Emmerson Mnangagwa set to ‘fix strained relations’ as they meet in Botswana

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly set to "fix strained relations" with the Botswana government as he visits his counterpart Ian Khama next week.

Mozambique deports 4,000 foreign nationals

Mozambique authorities deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration in 2017 alone, officials said.

Doctors want palliative care for terminally ill patients

The World Medical Association (WMA), African region has called for strengthening of palliative care for patients with terminally ill ailments across Africa.

Botswana leader Ian Khama ‘to look for wife’ once he retires

Outgoing Botswana president Ian Khama has said he will be looking for a beautiful wife after April 1, 2018, local media reported Wednesday.

Nigeria drops on KPMG’s growth promise ranking

Nigeria dropped five places to be ranked 158 in a new report released by KPMG, audit and financial advisory firm.

‘Time has come’ for South Sudan sanctions – AU chief

African Union chief Moussa Faki said Sunday that "the time has come" to slap sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, one of the most intractable wars facing African leaders as they meet in Ethiopia.


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