Drought cripples SADC poor

2016-11-27 10:32

Poor people will feel the effect of the drought for much longer than their wealthier counterparts as it affects the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and escalates food prices.

Opposition 'worried' as Zim army 'recruits 1 000s' ahead of 2018 polls

2016-11-17 15:08

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC has expressed concerns over the Zimbabwe National Army's recruitment drive at a time when the government is struggling to pay its workers.

Ramaphosa meets exiled Lesotho opposition political leaders

2016-11-06 15:06

SADC facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with opposition leaders from Lesotho over the ongoing peace and stability efforts in that country.

One important lesson the African Union can learn from Brexit

2016-11-01 10:11

Regional integration can boost economic growth in countries but governments must consider the importance of maintaining monetary policy sovereignty, warn experts.

Zim opposition urges SADC, AU to push Mugabe out - report

2016-10-09 09:37

Zimbabwean opposition, the People's Democratic Party led by Tendai Biti, has urged the African Union and SADC to force President Robert Mugabe to cease power, saying he was no longer fit to run the country, a report.

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought

2016-09-30 18:06

Southern Africa has suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades and now small farmers face a long hungry season with growing food aid needs until the next harvest.

Zuma concludes visit to Swaziland for SADC summit

2016-09-01 08:01

President Jacob Zuma has concluded a visit to Swaziland for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, which he has described as a "success".

New EU deal will boost local jobs, parly hears

2016-08-30 19:29

The partnership between the EU and seven of the SADC member states will go a long way to create new job opportunities, says the ANC's Joanmariae Fubbs.

SADC countries, churches give SA elections 'thumbs up'

2016-08-05 16:44

Despite the unusually high number of election-related killings leading up to the local government elections, the actual voting process has received a thumbs up from observer missions.

Zim opposition calls for SADC intervention after Harare, Beitbridge clashes

2016-07-04 21:48

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change has called on SADC to intervene after at least 20 people were arrested during clashes between taxi drivers and police in the capital Harare.


SADC, Lesotho stakeholders meet in Maseru

2016-11-24 17:00

The SADC Oversight Committee appointed to be an early warning mechanism for instability in Lesotho has met with stakeholders in the mountain kingdom.

Lesotho's Democratic Congress faction 'pulls out' of coalition govt

2016-11-11 11:16

A faction of the National Executive Committee of Lesotho's prime minister Pakalithi Mosisili's Democratic Congress party has reportedly announced that it is withdrawing from the country's coalition government.

Zim pleads with SA for investment, ahead of Zuma's arrival

2016-11-03 07:27

Zimbabwe has pleaded with SA for investment, ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s arrival in Harare for the inaugural session of the Bi-National Commission, a report says.

WATCH: SADC, AU have disappointed us – DRC opposition

2016-10-22 20:00

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the AU and the SADC have handled the country’s situation.

Mugabe to attend Lesotho's independence celebrations, after 'snubbing' Khama

2016-10-03 12:20

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to attend Lesotho's 50th independence anniversary later this week, after he recently "turned down" a similar invite from Botswana, a report says.

Zambia dispatches food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe

2016-09-29 16:23

The Zambian government has reportedly started an operation to issue at least 48 000 metric tons of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the $2.4 million SADC humanitarian appeal for 'hunger stricken' countries.

New SADC chair Mswati reveals plans to set up regional university

2016-08-31 12:53

King Mswati of Swaziland has been appointed as the new chairperson of the SADC, taking over from Botswana President Ian Khama whose one-year term as head of the regional body expired recently, reports say.

Mugabe set to meet resistance at SADC summit in Swaziland

2016-08-22 14:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to meet tough opposition at the 36th SADC regional summit in Swaziland next week, a report says.

SA backs Botswana in Dlamini-Zuma AU successor debate

2016-07-06 06:52

South Africa is backing Botswana Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, to succeed African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when her term ends this year.

Zim prophet predicts chaos, strife in southern Africa

2016-07-01 12:37

A popular Zimbabwean prophet has warned of chaos and strife across southern Africa due to a wave of political violence that could manifest at any time, a report says.

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