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18 August, 2016
The chief health officer in the Ministry of Health, Setshwano Mokgwetsinyana, says Botswana has made strides in addressing drug addiction.   This shows in, among others, the funding of 12 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) offering rehabilitation throughout the country.
18 August, 2016
The newly established Kabbe South Development Association (KASODA) in Namibia has praised government and Roads Authority for constructing a 22-km access road between Izimwe and Nakabolelwa that the community-driven organisation feels will boost economic and social development in Kabbe South.
18 August, 2016
Some government officials including Members of Parliament are sexual predators targeting minors but continue to walk scot-free.  
18 August, 2016
The Tanzanian government and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which the latter will provide US$209 million for the implementation of six-year Rural Electrification Expansion Programme.  
18 August, 2016
Non-governmental organisation, Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT), says the country’s youth find themselves jobless and at the mercy of politicians who use them to engage in political violence.  
18 August, 2016
In one of Africa’s largest ports, in Cape Town, South Africa, many boats come for fuel and repairs.   Many of the fishermen on these boats are from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, and they are victims of abuse and forced labour.  
18 August, 2016
A survey by Afrobarometer shows that the youth in Africa are losing interest in politics.  
18 August, 2016
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says it is still being inundated with queries regarding the health of the former president.   This follows reports on what has been described as a ‘dubious website’ that Mbeki had died.  
18 August, 2016
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week undertake a five-day visit to KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues with regards to the disabled and elderly.  
18 August, 2016
With the municipal elections completed, the focus is now on the training and induction of newly-elected councillors by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).  
11 August, 2016
The United Kingdom government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a British Broadcasting Corporation investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group.
11 August, 2016
Non-governmental organisations working in Mzimba have been blamed for showing no interest to work with people with disabilities in the district.
11 August, 2016
According to a statement issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Zimbabwe, together with China, Rwanda, Vietnam and Russia voted against the resolution that sailed through after 40 of the 54 countries in the Economic Social Council called in favour, while six abstained and three wer
11 August, 2016
The Democratic Republic of Congo has refused to renew the visa of a senior Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher, who was to leave the troubled African country shortly.
11 August, 2016
A Botswana coalition of civil society organisations has condemned police brutality in Zimbabwe and urged President Ian Khama, the Southern African Development Community chairperson, to intervene.

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