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SA leads AU trade ministers in discussions on WTO issues

PRETORIA, September 19 – South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe have returned from Ethiopia where they attended the Informal Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade on World Trade Organisation (WTO). The meeting took place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, on Monday. The meeting, […]

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Zim opposition challenges new voter registration process

HARARE, September 18 ‑ The Zimbabwean High Court on Monday deferred to Thursday the hearing of an urgent chamber application by the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T, where the main opposition political party is seeking an order to suspend the new registration of voters, saying the country’s elections management body, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), is “ill-prepared” to conduct the exercise. The […]

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Over 40 dead in Nigeria cholera outbreak

ABUJA, September 18 – Cash-strapped humanitarian agencies are urgently appealing for about US$10 million (R130 million) to stop a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 44 people in the terror-prone northeast Nigeria. The deaths have been recorded from 2 300 cases at refugee camps in the Borno State where 3,7 million people could be […]

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Kenyatta’s party accuses opposition of fearing new elections

JOHANNESBURG, September 18 – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has accused opposition leader Raila Odinga, and his National Super Alliance (Nasa) party, of fearing fresh presidential elections, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Monday. Kenya’s Supreme Court ordered fresh elections after nullifying the August poll results. The matter brought to court by Odinga, who rejected […]