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September 22, 2017 4:16 PM Africa: Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I'm greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union. Thank you. Thank you. In this room, I see partners 1

September 21, 2017 11:49 AM Donald Trump mocked for referring to non-existent African country 'Nambia'

The President mispronounced the name of the country at a lunch for African leaders - but which nation was he referring to? At a working lunch with African leaders, the President said: "In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. The gaffe was greeted with derision by Mr Trump's critics and jokers on social media. So, which real African 2

September 12, 2017 9:12 PM Study yields good news on Aids in Botswana

Gaborone - Botswana's people are generally Aids-wise both in their behaviour and their knowledge, yet the country has one of the world's highest rates of HIV infection. Preliminary findings of the Botswana Aids Impact Survey (BAIS), completed last month, revealed that people are aware of the nature of HIV infections and how to prevent them, they are not promiscuous 7

September 11, 2017 1:30 PM Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond 12

September 10, 2017 11:28 PM Diamonds Fund Zimbabwe Political Oppression, Global Witness Says

Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said. Diamonds dug from the Marange fields in eastern Zimbabwe are channeled through Dubai, India, Holland and South 1

September 10, 2017 6:00 AM [PHOTOS] American mega pastor, TD Jakes, traces Igbo roots, visits Nigeria

American pastor, author and filmmaker, Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes, has reportedly traced his roots to Nigeria, where he has discovered that he is actually Igbo. As posted on her Facebook wall on Friday, Mrs. Ifeanyi Adefarasin of the House on the Rock Church, notes that the bishop of The Potter’s House, a nondenominational American mega church, stepped 7

September 8, 2017 10:46 AM Botswana: Govt Continues to Refine Policies

Gaborone — Minister of Trade, Investment and Industry, Mr Vincent Seretse says government continues to refine policies aimed at improving the business environment. Minister Seretse said this Tuesday at the AGOA National Response Strategy for Botswana launch. The strategy had been designed to increase trade between Botswana and the USA by offering duty free access 4

September 7, 2017 2:31 PM Import Ban Has Backfired Admits Mangudya

A ban in the importation of at least 100 basic consumer goods imposed by government last year fuelled foreign currency shortages after recovery of local companies increased demand for forex, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, John Mangudya, has said. Mangudya said on Tuesday while the ban ― implemented through Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 (SI 64) ― had helped 1

September 7, 2017 1:09 PM Zanu PF youths target party bigwigs' farms

MUTARE - Outspoken Zanu PF chairperson for Manicaland province Mubuso Chinguno and his colleagues in the former liberation movement’s arm, have threatened to invade farms they claim are underutilised by the party’s bigwigs. The youth league also warned that it would launch a final blitz on the remaining white farmers in the province — in remarks which 4

September 4, 2017 12:47 PM Botswana: Dow Applauds BIUST

Lerala — The Minister of Basic Education Dr Unity Dow has applauded Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) for training teachers in Information Communications Technology (ICT). Speaking at the ICT open day at Mokokwana/ Mosweu villages in Lerala/ Maunatlala constituency, Dr Dow said the programme facilitated by BIUST was a welcome 4