ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Mugabe allies' daughters use social media to distance themselves from Dad

2016-05-27 12:39

You might be Daddy's girl but that doesn't mean you agree with everything he or his friends do. That's the message being quietly put out on social media by the daughters of several of President Robert Mugabe's ministers and allies.

At least 9 Congolese refugees held in Malawi

2016-05-27 11:54

The department of immigration in conjunction with the Mwanza police have arrested at least nine Congolese nationals who escaped from Dzaleka refugees camp in Malawi.

Zambia rescues four girls trafficked from Malawi

2016-05-27 11:26

Immigration officers in Zambia have reportedly rescued four Malawian girls believed to have been trafficked into that country.

Zimbabwe frees 2 000, asks them to quit crime

2016-05-26 19:58

Zimbabwe has pardoned 2 000 prisoners to make space in its overcrowded jails with authorities appealing to the released convicts not to return to a life of crime.

I'm not responsible for PF's declining support, Scott tells Lungu

2016-05-26 12:51

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has reportedly said that he cannot be held responsible for the Patriotic Front’s waning political support.

'Irreplaceable' Mugabe will still be leader when he's dead - Grace

2016-05-26 11:25

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has told tens of thousands of people gathered for a march in support of her 92-year-old husband that he will remain their leader even when he is "in the grave".

Grace Mugabe should be taught a little bit of decency - MDC

2016-05-26 11:25

Zimbabwean opposition, the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai has taken a swipe at First Lady Grace Mugabe after she said that her husband was "irreplaceable" and would rule even from the grave.

Malawi diplomat's arrest: Investigations continue

2016-05-25 14:17

Police in Malawi say investigations into the fraud allegations leveled against the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia are set to continue, following her arrest.

Fraud: Malawi's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia arrested

2016-05-25 11:51

Police officials in Malawi have arrested Doreen Kapanga, the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia, in connection with the alleged theft of K293 million from the embassy.

Cut down number of advisers, Malawi leader told

2016-05-24 12:27

Malawi opposition, the People's Party, has called on President Peter Mutharika to reduce his number of advisers in order to aid the country's ailing economy, a report says.

 

Mugabe march: MDC supporters' houses 'torched'

2016-05-27 12:24

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC has claimed that four houses belonging to its supporters were torched after they (MDC loyalists) refused to attend a Zanu-PF one-million man match held in honour of President Robert Mugabe million man march.

Botswana lawmakers divided over $90 000 Zim debt

2016-05-27 11:41

Lawmakers in Botswana are divided over whether to collect a $90 000 debts by northern neighbours Zimbabwe that was incurred at least 5 years ago, reports said on Friday.

Malawi bans foreign witchdoctors over albino murders

2016-05-27 11:20

Malawi has banned foreign witch-doctors from plying their trade in the southern African nation in a bid to curb a rising wave of abductions, attacks and killings of albinos.

MDC's Tsvangirai still in SA after operation

2016-05-26 13:08

Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly still in South Africa after undergoing an operation.

Malawi man held for ridiculing person with albinism

2016-05-26 12:31

A Malawian national found himself in hot water after being arrested for ridiculing a man living with albinism, a report says.

Malawi hunts for 1m tons of maize imports

2016-05-26 11:25

Drought-hit Malawi is currently hunting for one million tonnes of maize imports from its neighbours and Europe, an official has said.

Thousands stage pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe

2016-05-25 19:00

Several thousand Zimbabweans have joined a march through Harare in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe after the main opposition party staged its own rally last month.

Ministers demand that schools handover buses for Mugabe march

2016-05-25 12:15

Zimbabwean ministers have allegedly ordered schools in the country to handover buses for the one million man march meant to show support for President Robert Mugabe, a report says.

Zim HIV activists 'furious' over Egypt scholarship criteria

2016-05-24 13:27

Zimbabwean activists have reacted angrily to an advert signed by the ministry of higher education, inviting qualified non-HIV positive Zimbabweans to apply for scholarships to study in Egypt, a report says.

Step down and look after your grandson, Zimbabweans tell Mugabe

2016-05-24 12:27

Zimbabweans have urged President Robert Mugabe, 92, to step down so that he can have more time to take care of his newly born grandson, a report says.

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