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Alba Iulia
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe to distribute new currency notes to curb shortages

Zimbabwe's central bank is due to begin circulating new banknotes on Monday, which it says will help to ease a severe cash shortage as the country suffers a deepening economic crisis.The bank has played down fears that the move...

Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence,...

Mozambique to appeal S/African court ruling setting aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique’s government plans to appeal a South African court’s decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United States, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.Chang,...

Refugees camping outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria to authorities you have to come with coffins

"We have nowhere to go, let them bring the coffins, the only thing that remains is death because we know, if we go to the community, we will die like dogs."These are words of refugees, who are staging a...

Seventy-seven striking Zimbabwean medical doctors suspended

Zimbabwean government has suspended 77 striking Zimbabwean doctors for their part in a two-months old strike that has paralyzed the country's public hospitals, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa announced on Tuesday.Public sector practitioners have stopped work since the beginning of...

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa’s highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President Jacob Zuma permanently dropped.Thales is accused of...

Court in Malawi drops wigs and gowns as temperatures soar

Malawi’s constitutional court has suspended its requirement that lawyers and judges wear traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom as an early season heatwave sweeps the southern African nation.Temperatures in some parts of the country have hit...

Xenophobia: S. African police arrest 100 protesting refugees

Around 100 people were arrested on Wednesday as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations refugee agency in Cape Town, South African police...

Zimbabweans troop to the street against Western sanctions

Supporters of the Zimbabwe government marched in the capital on Friday denouncing Western sanctions that President Emmerson Mnangagwa says have sapped the economy, but his opponents stayed away, accusing him of trying to distract attention from his failings.Mnangagwa has...

Resignations dent South Africa opposition push for black votes

The effort by South Africa’s biggest opposition party to appeal to black voters is in tatters following the resignation of its first black leader and other top officials, highlighting deep racial divisions that remain in the country a quarter-century...
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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a...
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BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...