ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Mugabe vows to expel more white farmers

2015-02-28 22:23

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has marked his 91st birthday with lavish celebrations, defying criticism of his policies by vowing to expel the country's last remaining white farmers from their land.

Mugabe turns 91 with $1m birthday bash

2015-02-28 16:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday with a million dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.

Lesotho voters start heading to the polls

2015-02-28 08:00

The people of the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho have begun voting in early parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stability following a coup attempt.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho to observe vote

2015-02-27 16:27

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will spend the weekend in Lesotho observing the country's general elections as the Southern African Development Community facilitator.

Mugabe admits land reform blunder

2015-02-27 14:35

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms.

Mugabe: Wife not the power behind my throne

2015-02-27 12:46

Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe has told state television that his wife Grace, a rising political star in the ruling party, is not the power behind his throne.

Namibia media may be essential service

2015-02-27 05:15

Namibia's media sector will undergo a review to see if it is an essential service, a special committee says.

Fight over Zimbabwe mobile operator

2015-02-26 09:44

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has said that an ongoing fight over Zimbabwe's third-largest mobile operator proved the country was "a failed state".

Force used to crush freedom in Africa - report

2015-02-25 16:57

A worrying picture of ongoing human rights abuse, particularly in Southern Africa, has been painted by Amnesty International in its 2014/2015 yearly report.

Baby dies after domestic worker stuffs him in drawer

2015-02-25 12:40

A domestic worker has gone on trial in Zimbabwe for allegedly killing a 10-month-old baby she was looking after by stuffing him into a drawer, a report says.

 

Lesotho poll calm despite fears of violence

2015-02-28 20:19

The people of Lesotho have voted in early parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stability after the prime minister accused the army of a coup attempt in August.

Lesotho locals go to vote in tense election

2015-02-28 13:36

The people of Lesotho have voted in a tense election they hope will restore stability six months after an attempted coup in the southern African nation.

Lesotho parties to face off in early elections

2015-02-27 18:42

Feuding parties in Lesotho's ruling coalition will face off in early national elections staged in a bid to restore stability six months after an attempted coup.

I'm still in charge, not Grace - Mugabe

2015-02-27 16:25

Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe has declared he is still in charge, dismissing speculation that his increasingly powerful wife Grace is now running the show.

Flooding in Madagascar kills 14

2015-02-27 14:35

At least 14 people have died in flooding in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services say.

Army confined to barracks as Lesotho votes

2015-02-27 10:24

Lesotho's army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August.

New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

2015-02-26 21:02

A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus - and that's not a typo.

Zambia ex-minister guilty of corruption

2015-02-25 22:21

Zambia's former mines minister has been convicted of corruption for his role in the award of prospecting licences to a Chinese mining company in 2009.

I never wanted to lead Zimbabwe – Mugabe

2015-02-25 13:41

Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe reportedly says he never wanted to be president - despite the fact that the nonagenarian continues to cling to power, almost 35 years after Zimbabwe attained its independence.

Lesotho votes amid fears of post-election violence

2015-02-25 09:37

Lesotho is staging early elections to restore order after a coup attempt, but there is concern that a rejection of the results by some parties could spark more violence.

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