ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Old cultural practices 'a threat to Malawi girls'

2016-04-29 16:04

Ancient cultural practices in some parts of Malawi remain a serious threat to the future of the southern African country’s girl child, activist Darlington Harawa has said.

We wants better treatment, gay organisation tell Zim govt

2016-04-29 13:57

The Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe has called for government and civil society organisations to treat them the same as any other group in the southern African country.

Police recover bones of missing albino toddler in Malawi

2016-04-29 12:18

Police in Malawi have recovered the bones of a 23-month-old missing albino child, several weeks after her mother found the baby’s skull, teeth and clothes in the Kasungu district.

Zanu-PF scoffs at 'succession plot' - report

2016-04-28 14:08

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has ridiculed local media reports about succession wars that have somewhat engulfed the party in the past months, a report says.

Cecil outrage could herald change in lion conservation - Researchers

2016-04-27 15:58

Could we pay people to tolerate lions in the wild rather than having to hunt them?

Stop abusing freedom of speech, Zambian president tells politicians

2016-04-26 13:16

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has urged politicians to desist from using unsavory language when referring to one another and steer away from confrontations.

Malawian man faces jail time for forcing 3 girls to have sex with him

2016-04-26 12:02

A 31-year-old Malawian national is facing jail time over the alleged defilement of three young girls aged 7, 8 and 10, a report says.

Zanu-PF youth league plans Mugabe palace

2016-04-26 11:54

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party's national youth league says it is planning to build a multi-million "presidential palace" for President Robert Mugabe near the Great Zimbabwe monument in the Masvingo province.

Zanu-PF youths warn cabinet ministers

2016-04-25 14:01

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF youth league has warned cabinet ministers opposed to the "one-million-men march", which is meant to “solidify” President Robert Mugabe’s leadership, reports say.

Convicted Zim rapist claims victim forced him into sex

2016-04-25 13:50

A Zimbabwean man, who was found guilty of raping a mentally ill woman, has claimed that his victim had forced him to have sex with her, a report says.

 

We will cause trouble for Lungu, says former Zambian president

2016-04-29 13:59

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has declared that if President Edgar Lungu and the MMD don't voluntarily step down he will make life difficult for them to rule the country.

Zim ruling party threatens to unleash violence before 2018 polls

2016-04-29 13:07

Top Zanu-PF officials have reportedly threatened to track down and kill all suspected MDC, who attended Morgan Tsvangira's campaign rally in Gutu, Masvingo last weekend.

Mozambique blames insurgency for hidden debt

2016-04-28 20:58

Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has blamed the country's instability for a government decision to hide $1.4bn of debt used to fund maritime security vessels and shipyards.

Zim to probe 7 companies over looted diamonds – VP Mnangagwa

2016-04-28 13:46

Zimbabwe’s government has launched a forensic audit of at least seven firms that operated in the Chiadzwa diamond field amid reports the country lost $15 billion of revenue.

Lawyers in Zambia demand probe into xenophobic attacks

2016-04-26 13:28

The Law Association of Zambia has called on politicians to look into the killings that sparked recent xenophobic violence in the southern African country.

Zim man jailed for beating girlfriend who refused unprotected sex

2016-04-26 12:04

A Zimbabwean man has been jailed after beating his girlfriend with a cooking stick for refusing to have unprotected sex, a report says.

Mozambique applauds Malawi for hosting of refugees

2016-04-26 11:59

The Mozambican government has applauded Malawi over its willingness to host refugees fleeing violence in their home country, a report says.

Malawi arrests 10 men for albino murder

2016-04-25 18:00

Ten Malawian men have been arrested for murdering a 21-year-old albino woman.

Zimbabwe needs 8 000 new nurses

2016-04-25 13:55

Zimbabwe is in need of at least 8 000 new nurses to meet the growing demand for health services, a report says.

Zambia: Xenophobic attacks due to political discontent, says Guy Scott

2016-04-25 13:20

Former Zambian President Guy Scott has stated the reasoning for the xenophobic attacks is a result of political discontent in the South African nation.

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