ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Jilted soldier makes wife eat his faeces after she asks for divorce

2017-04-27 12:01

A jilted Zimbabwean soldier who made his wife eat his faeces after she had asked for a divorce was dragged before the Mutare magistrate' s court facing abuse charges.

Lungu creating confusion to justify state of emergency - Zambian opposition

2017-04-27 06:01

Zambia’s main opposition party, the United Party for National Development, has accused President Edgar Lungu’s government of trying to frame it for arson, adding that this is government’s plan to increase political repression.

2 found dead after heavy drinking sprees

2017-04-26 12:09

Two Zimbabwean men have reportedly been found dead after heavy drinking sprees in Bulawayo.

Grace Mugabe blocks high level probe against Kasukuwere

2017-04-25 14:01

President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has reportedly told five top Zanu-PF officials, who are investigating the party’s embattled political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, to call off a meeting in Bindura after it emerged that rival party factions were planning to disrupt it.

Zim man in court for rape of minors

2017-04-24 15:26

A Zimbabwean man has appeared in court after he allegedly raped three minors in Bulawayo, a report says.

Here's why Zimbabwe won't adopt the rand

2017-04-24 06:30

It doesn't matter how much sense it makes to ordinary Zimbabweans: Zimbabwe will NOT formally adopt the rand, the central bank governor says.

No more Zimbabwe bond notes for now: Bank governor

2017-04-23 19:26

Hoping for respite from Zimbabwe's cash squeeze? It's not coming any time soon if Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya is to be believed.

Gloves off as plot to oust Kasukuwere thickens

2017-04-23 06:58

The gloves are off as the plot to oust the ruling Zanu-PF political commissar, Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere intensifies.

Man escapes croc by 'shoving reed down its throat'

2017-04-22 11:06

Officials have warned villagers living near the Save River in southeastern Zimbabwe to move around in pairs for their own safety after a man was savaged by a crocodile.

Zim cop sleeps outside taxi driver’s home, waiting for $150 bribe

2017-04-21 12:20

A Zimbabwean police officer has reportedly slept outside a taxi driver’s home - waiting for him to pay a $150 bribe.

 

Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests

2017-04-27 10:00

Several Mozambican forest rangers have made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.

Zambian court upholds opposition leader treason charge

2017-04-26 14:02

A court has refused a request to drop treason charges against Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the president's motorcade earlier this month.

Zim man arrested after hitting drinking buddy in the head with an axe

2017-04-26 09:08

A Zimbabwe man, 24, has been arrested for attempted murder after he reportedly grabbed an axe from a man during a fight and hit him in the head.

Bond notes alone won’t solve Zim's problems - IMF official

2017-04-24 18:26

Bond notes alone won't address Zimbabwe's cash challenges, a top International Monetary Fund official has said.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

2017-04-24 12:35

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization has said, with 360 000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

Mugabe's party 'not threatened' by Zimbabwe opposition pact - pro-govt papers

2017-04-23 22:00

President Robert Mugabe's party does not feel threatened by moves to form an election coalition, state-controlled papers say.

Zim thief who stuck in chimney gets 3 years in jail

2017-04-23 15:00

A Zimbabwean thief, who got stuck in a chimney has been sentenced to 36 months in jail.

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

2017-04-22 14:47

President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy.

Zim man jailed for repeatedly raping employer's 11-year-old daughter

2017-04-21 15:29

A Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for repeatedly raping his employer’s 11-year-old daughter, then buying her silence with $1 bribe.

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

2017-04-21 10:22

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in next year's election when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will stand down.

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