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SOUTH AFRICA: RULING ANC GEARS UP FOR ELECTION UNDER NEW LEADER

| January 11, 2019

DURBAN (South Africa), South Africa's ruling ANC party launches its election campaign on Saturday ahead of polls in May that it is tipped to win despite recently falling support, internal divisions and a sluggish economy.

The African National Congress, which …

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NAMIBIA SUSPENDS MEAT IMPORTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA OVER FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

| January 10, 2019

WINDHOEK, Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said.

The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in a …

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LIBYA TO TAKE OVER MAJOR POWER PLANT FROM TURKISH CONTRACTOR

| January 9, 2019

TRIPOLI, Libya, The Libyan government said, on Tuesday, that, it will take over a major power plant in the southern city of Obari, as its Turkish contractor left, over security concerns.

Mohamed al-Sallak, government spokesman, told a press conference in …

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Rate of Crawl Revised

| January 8, 2019

His Excellency the President, has approved the recommendation by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (after consultation with the Bank of Botswana) to maintain the Pula basket weights at 45 percent South African rand and 55 percent IMF's Special …

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TWO UGANDANS FOUND BURNT TO DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICA

| January 7, 2019

LIMPOPO (SOUTH AFRICA), Two people, confirmed to be Ugandan nationals but yet to be named, have been killed in what is believed to be an arson attack in the South African province of Limpopo.

According to News24, a South African …

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