Top Africa stories: Zuma, Grace Mugabe, DRC

2017-08-18 06:02

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in SA for a SADC summit amid controversy around his wife Grace, and President Jacob Zuma is set to take over the rotating chairmanship of SADC.

South Africa debating immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

2017-08-16 22:00

South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe who has been accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg earlier this week

ANC mourns former Botswana president Masire

2017-06-27 11:32

The ANC says it is saddened by the death of former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire,who died after he was hopitalised last weekend in a critical condition.

UPDATE: Lesotho PM Thabane's wife, 58, was shot dead in a village outside Maseru

2017-06-15 08:40

The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming prime minister Thomas Thabane was shot dead in a village in the outskirts of Maseru, it has emerged. A gunman opened fire as she entered the gate of her home, killing her instantly.

Lesotho election a two-horse race

2017-06-04 06:09

There are fears that a victory by a former prime minister could embolden the Guptas in the kingdom.

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.


Mugabe arrives in SA for SADC summit amid controversy around his wife Grace

2017-08-17 06:20

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa for the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, as controversy surrounding his wife Grace continues, Zimbabwean state-media reports.

MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim

2017-07-26 17:30

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.

Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho PM Thabane's inauguration

2017-06-15 11:34

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also SADC facilitator, is set to attend the inauguration ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane in Lesotho, the presidency says. This is despite news of the shooting of Thabane's wife.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Botswana, Lesotho

2017-06-08 06:07

President Donald Trump has reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe's government to urgently make political and economic reforms and Botswana has banned Zimbabwe's chicken imports over bird flu fears.

EXCLUSIVE: I'll emerge victorious, says Lesotho's ex-PM Thabane

2017-05-30 10:12

Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says he is confident that he will emerge victorious in the upcoming elections. He says he expects to win at least 60 of the 80 constituencies in the mountain kingdom.

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.

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