ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

WATCH: Video captures heart-stopping bravery of Zim protester

2016-06-25 18:15

Riot police advance across the tiled foyer of a luxury Harare hotel to where a man in a red shirt is waiting. He has dared them to come.

Zim VP Mphoko's continued stay at pricey hotel a shame – MDC

2016-06-24 14:08

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change, has described Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's continued stay at an expensive hotel in capital as a "shame and disgrace".

Zambian cops use teargas to disperse closed newspaper's employees

2016-06-24 14:01

Police in Zambia yesterday used teargas to disperse employees of The Post newspaper, who had gathered outside their office building in a show of defiance against a government they claim is trying to silence the publication.

WATCH: Tiny village puppy trains as anti-poaching tracking dog in Zambia

2016-06-24 13:37

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Zim, Aids were Mbeki's biggest achievements, says academic

2016-06-24 08:41

Zimbabwe was “arguably one of Thabo Mbeki’s great successes”, together with the HIV/Aids campaign, a Ugandan academic has written in a new book about the former president.

Zim vice president refuses govt sponsored mansion, opts for 'expensive' hotel

2016-06-23 12:32

Zimbabwean Deputy President Phelekezela Mphoko has refused to move into his recently government acquired $3.5m mansion, opting instead, to continue staying at an "expensive" hotel in Harare, a report says.

Malawian MP claims albino 'terrorism' is part of opposition plot

2016-06-23 12:13

A parliamentary official for Malawi's ruling party has claimed that criminals targeting albino nationals may be part of a deadly opposition political strategy, a report says.

China to build new Zim parliament for free – report

2016-06-22 13:41

China is set to build Zimbabwe a new parliament building for free, a report says, adding that an envoy of the Chinese president has presented construction plans for the new building to President Robert Mugabe.

War vets leaders living in fear after Mugabe threats

2016-06-22 13:33

Zimbabwe's ex-freedom fighters are reportedly living in fear after President Robert Mugabe threatened to "squash" them over their stance on his successor, a report says.

Anger mounts in Zim after mom is handcuffed in front of kids at police roadblock

2016-06-22 13:25

Police officers at a checkpoint in Zimbabwe have reportedly handcuffed a woman in front of her crying children because she objected to being fined over a third number plate sticker.

 

Truck driver gets 2yrs' for getting in way of Mugabe's motorcade

2016-06-24 15:17

A Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to two years in jail for getting in the way of President Robert Mugabe's motorcade in Harare, reports say.

Malawi to probe Bingu wa Mutharika's K61bn wealth

2016-06-24 14:06

The Public Accounts Committee within Malawi's parliament has sanctioned a probe into former president Bingu wa Mutharika's alleged K61bn wealth, reported to be stashed in offshore accounts.

Zim ruling party has split into 4 factions - top opposition official

2016-06-24 13:52

A senior opposition official in Zimbabwe says President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has now split into "at least four factions".

'David Cameron resigns, Mugabe still stands': Zimbabweans react to Brexit victory

2016-06-24 13:28

Zimbabweans have been reacting on Twitter to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation following the #Brexit victory – and some of them are asking why President Robert Mugabe never stood down after his election defeats.

SA food donations for Zim pensioners caught up in new imports clampdown

2016-06-23 13:44

A South African truck carrying donated foodstuffs and wheelchairs for impoverished Zimbabwe pensioners has been caught up in the authorities’ new clampdown on foreign imports, a charity official says.

Closure of Zambian newspaper a ploy to silence media - Amnesty International

2016-06-23 12:17

The decision by the Zambian government to shut down the independent Post newspaper, is a deliberate ploy to silence the media ahead of the August 11 election, rights group Amnesty International has said.

Elections: Zambian president threatens opposition

2016-06-22 13:43

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been caught up in a war of words with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, with the two political leaders labelling each other as "stupid", a report says.

Zim teachers threaten to down tools over delayed payment of salaries

2016-06-22 13:37

Zimbabwean teachers have threatened to down tools if President Robert Mugabe's government goes ahead with its plans to delay their June salaries, a report says.

Zim toddler burns to death in broken down car

2016-06-22 13:28

A toddler from Zimbabwe's Gutu area has been burnt beyond recognition after accidentally setting a broken down vehicle alight.

Malawian police nab albino bone buyer

2016-06-22 12:08

Police in Malawi's Machinga District have confirmed the arrest of a woman who is suspected buying bones belonging to deceased albinos.

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