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2012-03-13 16:52:24 Six Months to Repair Sub-Station [AIM] Maputo - It will take up to six months to rebuild the electricity sub-station that was destroyed by fire in Maputo on Sunday, according to the spokesperson for the electricity company (EDM), Celestino Sitoe, cited in Tuesday's issue of the independent newsheet "Mediafax".

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Saturday, 11-28-15, 13:15From the Street to the Ballot Box[Africa Research Institute] On Sunday 29 November, Burkina Faso will elect a new president and parliament. Despite a week of political turmoil in September, the West African nation is on the verge of completing a return to constitutional order following a popular revolution in October 2014.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 12:12How Country Will End Mother to Child Transmission of HIV[Key Correspondents] The Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia has announced how it plans to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children by 2020. The government is finalising a five year strategic plan for 2016 to 2020 which aims to reduce new HIV infections passed from mothers to their children to between two per cent and zero.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 11:12Drought Tests Nation[IRIN] Addis Ababa -Herding weary sheep up a dusty path, Hussein Boru knows he won't find green pastures. He's just looking for the minimum to keep his flock fed in drought-hit eastern Ethiopia.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 9:07National Budget Focuses On Security Sector[Zimbabwe Independent] SECURITY ministries received some of the biggest allocations in the 2016 budget votes outside the Education ministries despite a marked shift in social spending, statistics show.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 9:03Malema Critcised for Attacking Mandela Legacy[News24Wire] Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela on Friday defended his grandfather, former president Nelson Mandela's legacy, saying EFF leader Julius Malema had made "trash can politics his personal brand".

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