ARTICLES RELATING TO SADC

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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