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Botswana to stabilize trade imbalances with South Africa

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Thursday said the southern African country continues to work tirelessly to improve exports to South Africa. Addressing the Botswana-South Africa Business Forum Roundtable held on the occasion of the 28th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between …

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DR Congo to reassess withdrawal of UN mission amid violent protests

Kinshaha, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) decided late Tuesday to reassess the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Nations stabilization mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) amid escalating protests against the MONUSCO in the eastern part of the country, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said. Thirty-six people …

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Tanzanian, Zambian leaders agree to revive TAZARA railway

TAZARA was constructed as a turnkey project between 1970 and 1975 through an interest-free loan from China Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzania and Zambia on Tuesday agreed to mobilize resources to revive the TAZARA railway to make it modern and vibrant. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said the …

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EAC launches election mission to observe Kenya polls

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The East African Community (EAC), a regional bloc, on Monday launched its election observer mission to monitor Kenya’s Aug. 9 general elections. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the head of the EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2022 General Election in Kenya, told journalists in Nairobi, the capital …

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EAC sends former Tanzania President Kikwete to observe Kenya Elections

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) has this morning launched the  Election Observation Mission (EAC-EOM) to the 2022 General Election in Kenya. The mission will be led by former president of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete. The team comprising of about 50 observers from EAC partner states arrived in …

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South Africa’s ANC to intensify self-renewal

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday said it has recognized the need to intensify “genuine” self-renewal and build a “capable, ethical and developmental state” in order to resolve many challenges that the people are facing. “There was a shared consensus that both …

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UN chief outraged after peacekeepers kill two in DRC

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed outrage after UN peacekeepers opened fire and killed two residents in a border town between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. In Kasindi, North Kivu province in the northeastern DRC, military personnel of the UN Organization Stabilization …

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