JOHANNESBURG, Nov 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), an independent association whose members include the leaders of some of South Africa's biggest and most well-known organizations, has joined a long list of other organizations which have raised concerns about power struggles at the National Treasury following the abrupt resignation of Michael Sachs, the head of the Treasury's Budget Division.

PRETORIA, Nov 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-SA NEWS) -- Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has congratulated major Seitebatso Pearl Block of the Army's 43rd Brigade for winning the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.

ALGIERS, Nov 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-APS) -- Employment of electronic surveillance through the use of the electronic bracelet will go into effect in Algeria Wednesday for people convicted to a custodial sentence which does not exceed three years or convicts who still have to serve a custodial sentence not exceeding three years if decided by the sentence enforcement judge.

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- African countries must undertake efforts to enhance equitable access land by their youth in order to significantly contribute towards the realization of "The Africa We Want" as envisioned in the Africa Union's Agenda 2063, says the AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Janet Edeme.

NAIROBI, Nov 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- Kenya's Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) has begun buying livestock from drought-hit herders in Tana River County in the second phase of its livestock off-take programme.

YANGON, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- Myanmar government has planned to shut down at least 20 illegal wildlife trade markets in Golden Triangle border region by 2020 with the help of the Wildlife conservation groups, Xinhua news agency reported citing Global New Light of Myanmar daily.

BANGKOK, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- The Thai Government has affirmed that the country will persistently stick to its current economic policy, adding that the government operation next year will focus on socio-economic reform, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.