ARTICLES RELATING TO SADC

Maimane's deportation from Zambia 'casts spotlight on SAPDC network of opposition politicians

2017-05-27 06:47

DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition politicians that was established in the region with the intention of sharing expertise and advising each other on governance issues.

Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho ahead of June elections

2017-05-09 12:06

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the SADC facilitator, is expected to visit Lesotho ahead of the mountain kingdom's elections in June, the presidency has said in a statement.

OFF AGAIN: Mugabe is in Swaziland

2017-03-18 19:30

Zimbabwe's ageing president Robert Mugabe is in Swaziland for a SADC summit - which means his spokesperson can't answer awkward questions about the first lady, a report says.

EXCLUSIVE: Lesotho not ready for elections, says former PM Thabane

2017-03-09 11:30

Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.

Conference tackles armyworm outbreak in SADC region

2017-02-14 13:15

Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and other countries in the region are among the nations bracing for dire effects emanating from the outbreak of the false armyworm.

SADC facilitator Ramaphosa welcomes return of exiled leaders to Lesotho

2017-02-13 11:01

South African Deputy President and Southern African Development Community facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho.

Ramaphosa heads to Lesotho 'to review peace progress'

2017-02-10 14:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to pay a working visit to Maseru, Lesotho in pursuance of his SADC mandate to consolidate peace and stability in the mountainous kingdom, the presidency says.

Is South Africa ditching Botswana?

2017-01-30 10:01

SA might have ditched its support for Botswana's candidate to become AU Commission chair, as hinted by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane during an interview over the weekend.

Maimane hails Ecowas enforcing democratic will of Gambians

2017-01-21 16:00

The intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to 'enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia' has been hailed by the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC).

SADC 'failed' Zimbabweans in 2016 - HRW

2017-01-13 15:15

The Southern African Development Community failed to raise concerns about deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe in 2016, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2017.

 

Top Africa Stories: Lesotho, Zim, Libya

2017-05-11 20:13

The US as announced plans to increase its funding levels to Zimbabwe, and the SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa says Lesotho is ready for peaceful and democratic elections.

Zim First Lady evictees seek SADC intervention – report

2017-04-18 09:21

More than 100 families, who are being evicted from their farm homes by Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, have urged the SADC to intervene, according to a report.

Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'

2017-03-14 15:28

A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

South Africa stockpiles armyworm chemicals

2017-02-15 19:46

SA is stockpiling chemicals to fight a crippling outbreak of the false armyworm while all Zimbabwean provinces have now been infested with the pest, say officials.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Lesotho, Ivory Coast

2017-02-13 20:08

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho, and a Zimbabwean traffic cop caught demanding a bribe has tries to do the most bizarre.

Lesotho crisis: SADC 'has done what is can', says Tom Thabane

2017-02-11 14:30

Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community's continued intervention in his country's ongoing political crisis.

Africa faces a new threat to democracy: the 'constitutional coup'

2017-02-09 13:00

Attempts to deepen democracy in Africa by limiting presidential terms to two have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule. Glimpses of it persist, much against citizens' wishes, writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.

What southern Africa can learn from west Africa about dealing with despots

2017-01-24 18:30

SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent, writes Chris Saunders.

EXCLUSIVE: So how DID Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy

2017-01-21 09:00

"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy.

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.

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