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Mail & Guardian, 21 October 2011 Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos announced this week that his country would go to the polls at the end of 2012, but he stopped short of saying whether he would stand for re-election.
AfricaNews.com, 26 October 2011 Malawi state vice president Joyce Banda has applied for an asylum permit in Zambia fearing a possible arrest by government on treason charges. This comes after the Media reported that government is planning to arrest Banda upon arrival at Chileka Airport in the commercial city of Blantyre.
The Guardian, 26 October 2011 Siphiwe Hlophe’s shrewd, enterprising spirit is apparent within moments of meeting her. “You work for Comic Relief?” she says. “Brilliant! I might walk away from this meeting with some money.” Hlophe, a Swazi woman living with HIV, wants the money for the charity she directs, Swaziland for Positive Living (Swapol), [...]
IRIN PlusNews Global, 25 October 2011 Swazi HIV activists are up in arms over pending aviation guidelines that will stop people living with HIV from ever piloting an aircraft. “This is pure discrimination, and if the rule is enforced it will be challenged on constitutional grounds prohibiting such bigotry,” said Helen Dlamini, a human rights [...]
Voice of America, 23 October 2011 Presidential campaigning begins this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But opposition parties and international election observers have expressed concern next month’s poll may be postponed.
Business Live, 25 October 2011 Thokozile Makama* has been told every month this year that she is not going to get paid. At R2,600, her monthly income (after bills) is much higher than the Swaziland average, but if it drops to zero, she has no plan B.
Voice of America, 24 October 2011 Zimbabwe’s Parliament on Monday completed a cycle of public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill that was marked by the disruption of numerous meetings in provincial centers including Marondera, Mutare, Masvingo and Kadoma.
Times of Swaziland, 10 October 2011 Human rights stakeholders have informed the United Nations Human Rights Periodic Review team that the 1973 decree still exists and have called for its abolishment.
allAfrica.com, 12 October 2011 The Mozambican government plans to hire 7,300 teachers next year, with most being employed to work in primary schools, particularly in the most populated provinces such as Nampula and Zambezia.
AFP, 12 October 2011 Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika has turned to the courts in his deepening feud with his deputy, his lawyer said Wednesday, in a move aimed at finding a way to push her from office.« Previous Entries