ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Groups demand action after violence in SA

2015-04-25 16:05

More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants.

Zim police must investigate attack on MDC MP - group

2015-04-24 15:22

A rights group in Zimbabwe says police must investigate an attack on an opposition MP in Harare after a rally by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Child survives leopard attack in his home

2015-04-23 20:24

A child has survived a terrifying attack by a leopard which stalked him inside his home in northern Zimbabwe, the state wildlife authority says.

Two feared dead in Zim plane crash

2015-04-23 17:56

At least two people are feared dead after an Airforce of Zimbabwe jet crashed near Thornhill airbase in central Zimbabwe.

Zim police say no new info on missing activist: Lawyers

2015-04-23 12:54

Zimbabwe police claim they have no new information on the fate of missing activist Itai Dzamara, who was abducted more than six weeks ago.

Zimbabweans fleeing SA attacks face bleak future

2015-04-23 08:05

Zimbabwean migrants who fled a wave of anti-foreigner violence in neighbouring South Africa have arrived home to the same bleak economy prospects that sent them abroad in the first place.

Govt should urge economic action to stop xenophobia - Zim church group

2015-04-22 17:58

Zimbabwe's government should take urgent political and economic action to stop Zimbabweans leaving the country to SA, where they face humiliation, the president of a Zimbabwe church umbrella group says.

Xenophobia: Repatriated Zimbabweans 'severely traumatised'

2015-04-22 12:55

Zimbabwe’s ministry of health says some of the more than 400 Zimbabweans who were repatriated following xenophobic attacks in SA were “severely traumatised” and needed special counselling.

Malawi protests against attacks on immigrants in SA

2015-04-21 12:41

A diplomat at the South African High Commission in Malawi says hundreds of people have protested outside the commission in the capital, Lilongwe, against anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa.

Zanu-PF rejects anti-EFF tweet

2015-04-20 23:00

A tweet in which Zanu-PF allegedly called for EFF MPs to be burnt alive for delaying a xenophobia debate is "totally fake", a party spokesperson says.

 

Mourners strip naked at Zim funeral

2015-04-24 18:48

Some mourners stripped at the funeral in Mutare, Zimbabwe, of a man who frequented prostitutes, a local newspaper reported on Friday.

Zim minister complains about Zuma's comments

2015-04-24 11:29

President Jacob Zuma's comments on the number of Zimbabweans currently in South African jails are "inappropriate" given the wave of xenophobic violence that has hit Durban and Johannesburg, Zimbabwe's home affairs minister says.

Cyril Ramaphosa ‘was right to be careful on Lesotho’

2015-04-23 18:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to deal with Lesotho “extremely carefully” in the SADC mediation process in the country, an ex-electoral commissioner says.

SA has highest number of migrants in Zim - report

2015-04-23 16:30

At a time when hundreds of migrants are fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa, a report by the Zimbabwean government body has revealed that South Africans constitute the largest number of all migrants living and working in Zimbabwe.

More Zimbabweans flee violence in SA

2015-04-23 11:27

A second contingent of more than 300 Zimbabweans fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa is due to leave Durban, a state-controlled newspaper has reported.

Angola cops, religious sect clash - 22 dead

2015-04-22 21:03

Twenty-two people died after police clashed with members of a religious sect in central Angola last week, local media report.

Boy, 14, eaten by lion while guarding family crops

2015-04-22 13:39

A 14-year-old boy has been killed and eaten by a lion as he lay guarding his family’s crops in north-eastern Zimbabwe, a report says.

EU court dismisses Zimbabwe sanctions appeal

2015-04-22 12:31

A top European Union court has dismissed an appeal by Zimbabwe’s attorney general and more than 100 other figures linked to the Harare government to have sanctions removed.

First batch of Zimbabweans fleeing xenophobia arrive back home

2015-04-21 11:00

Six buses full of Zimbabweans fleeing xenophobic violence in Durban have crossed the border back home - and some on board have harrowing tales to tell of the attacks they witnessed, a report says.

All Africans in SA must be treated with dignity – Mugabe

2015-04-18 17:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said that all Africans in South Africa must be treated with dignity, as he expressed shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in Durban and Johannesburg.

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