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Venezuelan President Blames Rival for Trump’s Apparent Election Defeat

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is blaming his rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido, for U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent reelection defeat. Maduro said Thursday, he received a message from someone in the United States he refused to identify, that if Trump had trusted Maduro instead of Guaido, the election result would have been different. Maduro seemed […]

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Polls Close in Burkina Faso Elections

Polls closed in Burkina Faso’s national elections Sunday, as much of the nation voted under the looming threat of jihadist violence. Results are expected to be available midweek. President Roch Kabore who is running for a second five-year term against 12 other candidates has promised to secure and stabilize the country. Kabore, 63, is expected […]

Business & Finance

DCI lost 8.63 percent year to date

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) lost 0.64 percent during the week ending November 20, 2020. As indicated by Stockbrokers Botswana weekly report, the index closed at 6 847.68 points from 6 891.58 points of the previous week. For the year-to-date, the index lost 8.63 percent. A total of 8 453 227 securities valued at P13 […]

Medical/Health Care

Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent of Africa surged past two million total COVID-19 cases this week because of large family gatherings, workplace interactions, and gatherings related to elections occurring in several countries. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the 54-nation continent passed the two million cases mark this week, […]

Medical/Health Care

Cameroon Activists March for Toilets, Improved Sanitation

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Activists in Cameroon held events and marches for Thursday’s World Toilet Day, calling on authorities to provide more public bathrooms. Cameroonian authorities say 60% of its 25 million people lack toilets, fueling the spread of diseases such as cholera and dysentery. School authorities at Yaoundé’s Government Primary School Efoulan say they have […]

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Sudanese Opposition Leaders Pledge Commitment to Peace Deal

KHARTOUM – Sudanese rebel leaders who returned to Khartoum this week said they are fully committed to implementing a new peace agreement with the government in good faith. Al Hadi Idris, chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, an umbrella organization of rebel groups which signed the deal with Sudan’s transitional government, told reporters at a […]