ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Succession: Zim VP denies plotting to topple Mugabe

2016-07-29 22:29

Zimbabwe’s embattled Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa has denied allegations of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe, a report says.

Namibian schoolboy invents cellphone that doesn't use airtime

2016-07-29 14:22

A Grade 12 learner in Namibia's Ohagwena Region has invented a sim-less mobile phone that does not require airtime to make calls.

$1.2 billion needed for southern Africa drought

2016-07-29 08:13

Humanitarian agencies say they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in southern Africa, as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to devastate crops across the region.

Zambia President Lungu threatens opposition

2016-07-28 18:12

Zambian President Edgar Lunga has warned the opposition UPND not to cause trouble after the country’s elections next month, the Lusaka Times reported on Thursday.

Mozambican poachers target SA rhinos

2016-07-28 14:12

The depletion of elephants and rhinos in Mozambique has prompted poachers there to target rhinos in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a report has revealed.

Zim war veterans' spokesperson arrested

2016-07-28 11:28

The national spokesperson of Zimbabwe’s former freedom fighters has been arrested as President Robert Mugabe tightens his grip on power, a report says.

Malawi's 'hyenas' flee into caves as police hunt 9 over sex crimes

2016-07-27 13:08

Police in Malawi's Nsanje district are on the hunt for nine men notorious for raping young girls as part of an cultural cleansing tradition.

Malawi Law Society gears up to sue police over brutality

2016-07-26 16:30

Officials from the Malawi Law Society have urged leadership within the Chancellor College Students' Union to submit names of police officers who brutalised students during a recent protest.

Outrage as Zim taxman threatens to seize imported cars

2016-07-26 15:36

Zimbabweans have reacted with outrage online after the state revenue authority threatened to seize cars recently imported into the country if their owners could not prove they had paid enough tax on them.

Severe drought threatens southern Africa

2016-07-26 10:57

Southern Africa's worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people needing millions in aid.

 

Zim police want to 'interview' protest pastor

2016-07-29 16:03

Zimbabwe police want to "interview" protest pastor Evan Mawarire, possibly to press fresh charges, his lawyer has told a Zimbabwean newspaper.

Malawi's 'hyena' pleads guilty to sex crimes

2016-07-29 12:10

A convicted sex offender from Malawi's Nsanje district has pleaded guilty to sex crimes perpetrated against scores of young girls and women in the area.

War veterans insulted president's office - police

2016-07-28 22:07

Police have arrested a leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans after they accused President Robert Mugabe of "dictatorial" behaviour in an exceptional show of dissent.

Pea the Mozambican pangolin strikes out on his own

2016-07-28 15:35

A young pangolin rescued from poachers in northern Mozambique last year has purposefully struck out on his own, and his carers couldn't be more delighted.

Second war vets leader seized in Zim - lawyers

2016-07-28 13:29

Rights lawyers in Zimbabwe say a second war veteran has been taken in by the authorities.

Mugabe to meet ex-freedom fighters after scathing attack

2016-07-27 15:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to meet the country’s ex-freedom fighters a week after some of them rebuked him, state-owned newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Zanu-PF blasts former freedom fighters over 'Mugabe dictator' statements

2016-07-26 17:14

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has blasted the country’s former freedom fighters after they allegedly issued a statement that criticised President Robert Mugabe, a state-owned newspapers reported.

Trump sons' hunting trip in Zim causes social media outrage

2016-07-26 16:20

Barely a year after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Donald Trump's sons have caused a social media storm after Fear Factor judge Sharon Osbourne posted photographs on Instagram of them standing next to a dead animal in a Safari expedition in Zimbabwe.

Namibia set to abolish visas for all Africans

2016-07-26 13:38

Namibian President Hage Geingob has announced plans to abolish visa requirements for all Africans.

#ThisFlag movement targets rural Zimbabweans

2016-07-25 16:27

Zimbabwe's #This Flag movement is turning its attention to those living in the rural areas, where support for President Robert Mugabe has always been strongest.

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