We can end power shortages by 2019, says SADC

2015-07-26 10:16

The Southern African Development Community says there are enough power generation projects underway to end electricity shortages by 2019.

SADC may soon have own standby force – report

2015-07-07 12:47

A SADC standby force could soon be a reality, as a Special Forces planning conference in Kariba, Zimbabwe looks into the final logistics of its establishment, according to a report.

SADC chair Mugabe in SA ahead of Lesotho talks

2015-07-03 11:24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of SADC, has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say.

High-level talks to solve Lesotho crisis – Ramaphosa

2015-07-02 12:32

Regional leaders are to meet to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao, reports say.

MPs, lawyers boycott parliament over killing of ex-army chief

2015-06-30 12:47

Lesotho’s opposition members reportedly boycotted parliament on Monday as they protested against the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao last week.

SADC's roaming rates must be reduced - GSMA

2015-06-04 12:57

Local operators need to significantly cut the fees that they charge for international calling in the region, says an international body.

South Africa needs another liberation, says Mugabe

2015-05-20 16:41

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe said South Africa needed another liberation because white people still owned most of the land and had the most opportunities.

It's whites living better lives in SA, says Mugabe

2015-04-30 12:18

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that only white people are "living better lives" in South Africa while black Africans are "still very low".

Zuma briefs SADC summit on measures to deal with xenophobia

2015-04-29 21:05

President Jacob Zuma has briefed southern African heads of state gathered for a summit in Harare about measures his government is taking to stop a recurrence of the recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says.

Mugabe calls for value add at SADC summit

2015-04-29 15:32

Zimbabwean president and SADC chair Robert Mugabe has called for value addition and beneficiation in the poverty stricken region.


Mugabe embarks on his 22nd foreign trip this year

2015-07-08 18:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly left Harare for the UN in New York, in what media reports say is his 22nd foreign trip this year.

SADC wants regional probe into Lesotho ex-army chief murder

2015-07-04 20:00

Southern African leaders have ordered a regional probe into the murder last week of Lesotho’s former army chief, an incident that has plunged the kingdom into fresh security crisis.

Obama unlikely to meet AU chair Mugabe – report

2015-07-02 14:19

US President Barack Obama will be touring the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia during his visit to Africa but will likely not meet the AU chairperson Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe 'concerned' over Lesotho crisis

2015-07-01 13:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also the current SADC chair, is reportedly "very concerned" about the latest developments in Lesotho, as fears mount that the country might plunge into renewed political violence.

Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

2015-06-30 06:03

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with its prime minister following fears of an "apparent explosive security situation" in the country.

Big-mouthed Africa won’t pay

2015-05-31 15:00

Home-grown solutions for the continent are best, but not enough of its countries actually contribute. Carien du Plessis takes a look

Zimbabweans up in arms over Mugabe's tribal jibe

2015-04-30 16:48

Many Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to reports that President Robert Mugabe called members of the Kalanga tribe uneducated crooks at a SADC summit this week.

Mugabe criticises migrant workers at SADC summit

2015-04-30 07:44

Attacks on immigrants living in South Africa dominated a regional summit in Zimbabwe, with President Robert Mugabe criticising workers who seek new lives in Johannesburg and other SA cities.

Youth, women must be empowered - Mugabe

2015-04-29 17:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has opened a SADC summit on regional industrial growth with a call for the empowerment of youths and women - but no mention of the xenophobic violence in SA.

Mugabe, Zuma arrive for SADC summit in Harare

2015-04-29 12:38

Presidents Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma have arrived at a plush hotel in Harare for a SADC summit that has been overshadowed by recent xenophobic violence in South Africa.

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