| Africatime
Lundi 24 Avril 2017
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Sahara Medias Agency 13/05/13)
Chahid Al Hafed — The Ministerial delegation of the Kingdom of Lesotho, visited the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic from 9 to 10 May 2013, expressed "full support" to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence. In a joint communiqué signed with the SADR, Lesotho delegation "strongly" condemned the continued occupation of some parts of the Saharawi territories by Morocco, and the continued violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. The communiqué also expressed hope that the United Nations Organization would in collaboration with the African Union implement the decisions of the African Union and UN General Assembly on the decolonization of Western Sahara, in compliance with AU and UN's resolutions, especially the UN...
(Public Eye 08/05/13)
MASERU– A local catering company, Gill’s Integrated Services, is suing the Minister of Health Dr Pinkie Manamolela for her alleged meddling in the awarding of catering tenders to her ministry. Gill’s Integrated Services, which also trades as Lindy’s Catering Services, says Manamolela allegedly interfered in the tendering process in February this year, which led to the company losing its longstanding contract with the health ministry. In papers filed before the High Court on April 4, 2013, the company’s Managing Director Ms Lindy Gill, accuses Manamolela and the health ministry’s Principal Secretary Mr Lefu Manyokole of interfering with the tender-process, alleging their involvement amounted to corruption. In her affidavit, Gill says the minister’s alleged interference in the tendering process resulted in...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...

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