ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Zim lawyer wants probe of Mugabe's ability to hold office

2016-02-06 15:43

A Zimbabwean lawyer has asked the country's highest court to order an investigation to determine President Robert Mugabe's fitness to hold office.

Calls for Malawi's finance minister to resign

2016-02-05 12:40

Malawians have reportedly called for Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe to resign, saying he has failed the Southern African country.

Newcomers causing Zanu-PF divisions - war vets

2016-02-04 19:39

Zimbabwe war veterans' leader, Chris Mutsvangwa, has accused newcomers of fomenting divisions within the ruling Zanu-PF party, a report says.

Zambia shuts top universities after student riots

2016-02-03 22:55

Authorities in Zambia have closed the country's top two public universities after students went on the rampage protesting at non-payment of food and book allowances.

Social media has potential to destabilise country - Zim police boss

2016-02-03 12:56

Zimbabwe police boss, Augustine Chihuri, has warned that the use of social media in the southern African country could lead to tensions that have the potential to cause instability.

Mugabe dairy bomb: Suspects face treason charges

2016-02-03 12:20

Four men accused of plotting to petrol bomb President Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm in central Zimbabwe are now going to be charged with a more serious charge of treason , reports say.

Lesotho farmlands dry up as drought worsens

2016-02-03 10:28

The government of Lesotho has declared a national emergency as drought continues to hit farming communities.

Madagascar cattle rustlers in deadly clashes

2016-02-02 21:31

Thirteen people have been killed as Madagascar police and villagers clashed with armed cattle rustlers.

Zimbabwe chief prosecutor in court on abuse of office charges

2016-02-02 20:47

Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor has appeared in court on charges of abuse of office after releasing two of four people suspected of planning to bomb a dairy farm belonging to President Robert Mugabe.

Zambian opposition MMD to partner with ruling PF

2016-02-02 16:59

An alliance between Zambia's ruling PF party and the official opposition, MMD seems to be set in stone as leaders have agreed to become partners ahead of the country's presidential elections.

 

Villagers suffer under Lungu - headman

2016-02-05 17:29

Zambians in the country's rural areas have suffered under President Edgar Lungu, according to a headman in Monze district.

Villagers forced to donate for Mugabe's birthday bash – report

2016-02-05 12:18

The organisers of President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday bash are reportedly struggling to raise the proposed $800 000 for the celebrations.

Zimbabwe's civil servants to finally get bonuses

2016-02-04 12:34

Zimbabwean Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has finally unveiled payment dates for the country's civil servants bonuses, according to reports.

Zim ConCourt rules for journalists

2016-02-03 22:37

Zimbabwe's highest court has cancelled legislation that allowed dozens of journalists to be arrested in recent years, declaring it unconstitutional.

We can't help ruling PF party's agenda, says Zambian opposition MP

2016-02-03 12:36

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front party has reportedly been told to fold up if it is not ready for the country's upcoming elections.

Electoral reforms will enhance democracy, MDC tells Mugabe govt

2016-02-03 12:15

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has called for reforms on laws governing the country's electoral body in order to create a conducive environment for the upcoming polls in 2018.

Angola economy in crisis as oil price sinks currency

2016-02-03 09:29

The drop in the price of crude oil to its lowest level in more than a decade has not only pushed Angola's currency to record lows, it has plunged the economy of Africa's second largest crude producer into a crisis.

Dogs stranded on seized Zim farm rescued

2016-02-02 20:58

Two dogs left stranded on a Zimbabwe farm that was taken over by a UK-based doctor have been rescued, an animal welfare group has announced.

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF to act on social media

2016-02-02 18:04

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu- PF is set to meet to discuss the negative use of social media by party members who are allegedly using it to attack other party members,

White Zim farmer forced off land to make way for UK based doc

2016-02-02 15:59

A white farmer, Phillip Rankin, has reportedly been forced off his property by police to make way for a Zimbabwean born doctor living in Britain.

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