ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Adopt SA rand: Tsvangirai tells Mugabe

2016-12-03 14:34

Zimbabwean opposition MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has called on President Robert Mugabe's administration to adopt the SA rand as its major trading currency amid cash shortages in the southern African country.

PHOTO: Zim activist abducted, left for dead

2016-12-03 07:29

Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses may be returning to the southern African nation after a prominent social rights activist was abducted by unknown assailants this week and left for dead in Harare.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

4 teenage boys found after travelling 424km under a bus in Malawi

2016-12-02 10:28

At least four Malawi teenage boys were reportedly found hiding under a bus travelling from Lilongwe to Mulanje.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Rio Tinto reveals US probe into Mozambique writedown

2016-12-01 16:06

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto says that for more than three years it has faced an investigation by top US financial regulator SEC over a writedown of Mozambique assets.

Training can help Botswana's teachers manage multiculturalism

2016-12-01 11:43

Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change, writes Annah Anikie Molosiwa.

Mugabe keeps at least 4 envoys unaccredited since August – report

2016-12-01 09:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly kept at least four envoys from European countries unaccredited, months after they arrived in the country, citing a busy schedule.

Zim prisons have no food for babies – report

2016-11-30 20:00

Zimbabwe's Prison and Correctional Services is reportedly failing to feed appropriate food to babies of jailed mothers as it is "receiving inadequate budgetary from treasury allocations".

Mugabe: Castro 'not only a man of words, but also a man of action'

2016-11-30 17:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly paid a "special tribute" to Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who died last week at the age of 90.

 

Fake news? Mugabe's got it covered

2016-12-03 12:00

That post-Trump fixation on fake news and how to stop it? It could be playing right into the hands of regimes like Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's.

Angolan President Dos Santos to stand down in 2017

2016-12-02 22:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 37 years, will stand down before next year's general election, state radio says, citing sources in the ruling MPLA party.

Six ways to get through Zimbabwe's INCREASED roadblocks this holiday

2016-12-02 16:03

Bad news for the many travellers who'll be heading Zimbabwe-wards this festive season: there will be more road-blocks.

Zim govt won't disclose where bond notes are printed – report

2016-12-02 08:36

Zimbabwe's deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly refused to disclose where the newly introduced surrogate currency known as "bond notes" is being printed.

Zim opposition political parties meet in SA

2016-12-01 19:00

Twelve fringe Zimbabwean political parties met at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday to discuss how they will compete in the 2018 elections, without the participation of the main opposition MDC party.

Bond notes 'aren't meeting cash demand': Zim fin minister

2016-12-01 13:48

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says he knows that brand-new "bond notes" aren't meeting the demand for cash, a report says.

Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health 'is no cause for concern' - MDC

2016-12-01 11:43

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora has said that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern".

Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.

Zim police teargas protesters rejecting new currency

2016-11-30 18:03

Zimbabwean police have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse scores of activists protesting the introduction of a new currency in the capital, Harare.

New token notes no relief for cash-short Zimbabweans

2016-11-30 13:03

A token currency issued in Zimbabwe this week to ease critical clash shortages has brought little relief as desperate customers queue for hours to withdraw money while some traders reject the notes.

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