Armyworms threaten southern Africa food supply: UN agency

2017-02-17 17:25

An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars present in several southern African countries threatens to strip the entire region of key food supplies, says the UN food agency.

Armyworm invasion threatening southern Africa's crops

2017-02-14 21:54

An invasion of armyworms is stripping southern Africa of key food crops and could spread to other parts of the continent, experts have warned at an emergency meeting of 16 African nations.

Top Africa stories: Zim, CAR, Zambia

2017-02-08 20:31

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has expelled several key allies from her ZimPF party, and Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the ICC.

Mom stabs 9-month-old baby with sharp object, dumps it in pit latrine

2017-02-05 16:31

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in Zambia for allegedly stabbing her 9-month-old baby before dumping it in a pit latrine, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Zambia

2017-01-30 19:43

Chad’s foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson, Joice Mujuru's party says Julius Malema's attack on President Robert Mugabe was "spot on".

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-01-25 08:30

Zambian police have been ordered not to marry foreign nationals, and officials from Zanu-PF have slammed Malema over his "Grandpa it's enough" criticism of Mugabe.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

British lawyer briefly detained in Zambia's copper region

2017-01-12 18:26

A British law firm says one of its lawyers was arrested and held for hours in Zambia after meeting residents who filed complaints about alleged pollution from a copper mine.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Zambia

2017-01-09 20:27

Morgan Tsvangirai has held talks with African leaders over his Zimbabwe's continuously deteriorating crisis and Ghana's new president Akufo-Addo has been caught up in a plagiarism scandal.


Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies: report

2017-02-15 17:02

A new World Bank report says, Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a half billion people live without electricity, trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy.

I won't hesitate to fire you, Zambian leader Lungu tells ministers

2017-02-12 10:30

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has threatened to fire ministers who do not regularly visit their constituencies, a report says.

Zambia's Lungu 'to consult widely before pulling out of ICC'

2017-02-08 16:05

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the International Criminal Court, a report says.

Trump's 'America first' pledge has echoes of Rhodesia's racist white nationalists

2017-01-31 10:01

Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation, writes Brooks Marmon.

Zambian women's day off for periods stokes debate

2017-01-30 14:28

A Zambian law that entitles women to take one day off work a month when they have their period is stirring increasingly fierce debate in a country reluctant to discuss sexual health.

Zambia's ban on cops marrying foreigners 'should be repealed'

2017-01-28 19:01

Zambia's Human Rights Commission says the law banning police officials from marrying foreign nationals is "discriminatory and should be repealed".

Don't marry foreigners, Zambian cops told

2017-01-24 14:31

Police in Zambia have been ordered not to marry foreigners, according to a statement by Police Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media.

African leaders vow to end conflict

2017-01-16 17:00

African leaders at the just ended 27th edition of the France-Africa summit in Mali have reportedly vowed to end conflicts across the continent.

Armyworm outbreak: Fears Zim's maize crops may be 'completely' wiped out

2017-01-10 14:30

Zimbabwe's maize crops could be "completely wiped out" if government fails to contain the outbreak of armyworms in the southern African country, reports say.

Tsvangirai holds 'meetings' with African leaders ahead of 2018 polls

2017-01-09 14:34

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly held a number of meetings with some of the African leaders who attended the inauguration ceremony of Ghana's new president Nana Akufo Addo over the weekend.

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