ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Zim police, Econet lawyers raid news agency

2015-03-26 20:55

Police and lawyers from Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone operator have raided the offices of online news agency The Source in a dispute over stories published by the agency earlier this year.

Exhuming Rhodes's remains will hurt tourism, Zanu-PF told

2015-03-25 14:38

Zanu-PF youths pushing for Cecil John Rhodes's remains to be exhumed have reportedly been told to abort their plans, as this would hurt Zimbabwe’s tourism.

Rhodes's grave in Zimbabwe under threat - report

2015-03-24 11:49

Cecil John Rhodes's grave in Zimbabwe is reportedly under threat after Zanu-PF activists vowed to have it removed from its place in Matopo Hills.

Zim blames elephant exports on US

2015-03-21 20:09

Zimbabwe has said it will export dozens of elephants to raise money for conservation after hunting revenues fell when the US banned the import of ivory from elephants hunted in the southern African nation.

Ramaphosa in Namibia for inauguration

2015-03-20 21:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia, ahead of Dr Hage Geingob's inauguration.

UK willing to help Zim regain breadbasket status

2015-03-20 12:08

Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said her country is willing to help Zimbabwe regain its breadbasket status, as the UK launched a $72m food security programme in that country.

Zim editor suspended over 'dying economy' story

2015-03-19 20:01

An editor at Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper has been suspended for publishing a story with a headline that said the country's economy was "dying", the paper says.

1 dead, 2 injured as elevator falls in Zim

2015-03-19 09:42

One person has died and two others have been injured after an elevator fell several floors in a government building in Zimbabwe capital Harare, a report says.

Angola arrests anti-government activists

2015-03-18 22:06

Angolan authorities have arrested two human rights activists who were planning an anti-government protest, in the latest sign of repression in Africa's second largest oil exporter.

Zim man found in illegal possession of gold

2015-03-18 18:49

A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant has been arrested in Botswana and charged with illegal possession of gold, a report says.

 

Solitary confinement for Swazi rights lawyer

2015-03-26 10:12

A Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer has been placed in solitary confinement at Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks, the Law Society of SA says.

Mobilise own funds to ensure a free Africa, Mugabe tells AU

2015-03-24 15:02

The AU chairperson, President Robert Mugabe has urged the bloc to ensure a "free" and "independent" Africa through the mobilisation of "local" resources to fund its own operations, a report says.

Mugabe says 'disappointed' by black farmers

2015-03-23 10:31

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he is "disappointed" by black farmers who are underutilising the land given to them under the country's land reform programme, according to a report.

US 'deeply concerned' over Zimbabwe activist abduction

2015-03-21 11:00

The US is "deeply concerned" by the abduction of a Zimbabwe opposition activist known for his open criticism of long-running President Robert Mugabe.

Zim miner in pen for diamonds

2015-03-20 21:01

An employee at one of Zimbabwe's biggest mining firms allegedly tried to smuggle 10 diamonds out of the plant in a ballpoint pen.

Zebra meat men get lashes, fine

2015-03-19 21:34

Two Botswana men have been sentenced to three lashes each and a fine for unlawful possession of zebra meat.

Zim boy, 13, dies of black mamba bite - report

2015-03-19 13:43

A 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy has died after being bitten by a black mamba in the south of the country, a report says.

Zim cops fired directly at prisoners

2015-03-19 05:00

Police fired directly at prisoners who rioted at a high security jail in Harare last week, Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.

Stray dogs shot in Zimbabwe

2015-03-18 22:06

Officials in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, have shot 160 stray dogs in a campaign to curb the spread of rabies.

Buffalo gores Zim boy, 14

2015-03-18 18:49

A Zimbabwean boy has been badly injured after he was gored by a wounded buffalo in Zimbabwe’s top tourist resort of Victoria Falls, a report says.

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