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Algerian President urges govt to speed up setting up of Tamazight Language Academy

ALGIERS, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-APS) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has urged the government to speed up the presentation to Parliament of the organic Bill to establish an Algerian Academy of the Tamazight Language, which is the language of the Berber people, the indigenous people of western North Africa.


South African Ruling Party Names Two Women As Provincial Premiers

PRETORIA, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruling party, has announced the nomination of two women -- Sisi Ntombela and Refiloe Mtshweni - as Premiers-elect for the provinces of Free State and Mpumalanga respectively.


Ramaphosa slams fear-mongering in debate on land expropriation

CAPE TOWN, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out against fear-mongering and what he describes as 'swart gevaar' calls in the debate on land expropriation without compensation, referring to the apartheid-era term used to refer to the perceived security threat of the majority black African population to the white government.


Kenyan parliament unanimously endorses Kenyatta-Odinga truce

NAIROBI, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- Kenya's Parliament, at a joint session of the Senate and the National Assembly, has unanimously endorsed thes truce announced last Friday between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.


Angola To Issue Treasury Bonds Totalling 656 Billion Kwanzas

LUANDA, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANGOP) -- Angolan President João Lourenço has authorised the issuance of Treasury bonds with a total value of 656.1 billion kwanzas (about 3.065 billion US dollars) with the aim of regularising the budget deficits carried over from previous General State Budgets.


Ethiopian inland container port a boon to shippers

ADDIS ABABA, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- More than 2,000 containers have been transported to the Modjjo Dry Port since it was linked to the newly inaugurated Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line two months ago.


Ghanaian govt trying to attract funding for water supply projects

ACCRA, March 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- Ghana's Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is actively engaging partners to set up a Ghana Water Enterprise Trust, an independent entity which will attract more funding to implement projects to provide safe, reliable and affordable water for all.