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Botswana’s Khama Hits Out Over Corruption Allegations

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s former President has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds.

After a decade in …

Egypt Urges Decisive Action Against States Backing ‘Terror’

CAIRO – Egypt’s president Wednesday called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism” in an apparent reference to Turkey and Qatar, who back the Muslim Brotherhood group, which is outlawed in Egypt.

The …

Guinea Hit by Fresh Anti-Government Rallies

CONAKRY – Guineans took to the streets en masse on Tuesday, in the latest round of mass anti-government protests to hit the fragile West African state.

Around one million people protested against embattled President Alpha …

Zimbabwe Refugees in Botswana Return Home, But Face Bleak Future

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana has repatriated 135 Zimbabwean refugees, the majority who fled political persecution at the height of a violent and deadly 2008 presidential election. Some of the 700 refugees still remain in camp, …

International Journalist Group: Fewer Media Staff Killed This Year

BRUSSELS – Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going …