Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

Botswana Battles Influx of Zimbabwean Illegal Immigrants

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana is battling an influx of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, as the Zimbabwean government struggles to overcome a deep economic crisis. But authorities in Botswana appear to be losing the battle, as those who are deported are soon back in the country.

Prosper Kandanhamo and Thomas Gundani …

26 Candidates to Run in Tunisia’s Early Presidential Vote

TUNIS, TUNISIA – Tunisia’s independent electoral body says 26 candidates have qualified to run in the country’s early presidential election on Sept. 15, out of 96 who were seeking the job.

The number of candidates could increase when the final list is announced on Aug. 31, after the appeals process. …

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration as Political Control

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan social media influencers and news organizations are critical of a new requirement announced last week that all commercial online publishers must register with the government. They see the rule as a step toward limiting freedom of speech and the press.

However, Uganda’s Communication Commission says the …