ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Mugabe to join Putin in celebrating Russia's victory day

57 minutes ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to join his counterpart, Russian President Vladmir Putin, in celebrating Russia's annual victory day, his spokesperson has confirmed to News24.

Women trust Mugabe more than men - survey

2015-05-07 08:27

About 63% of Zimbabweans say they trust long-time President Robert Mugabe, a new national survey has shown.

Mozambique opposition warns of instability

2015-05-06 20:57

Mozambique's main opposition party has warned of a growing risk of instability in the energy-rich nation after parliament rejected a bill that would have given it autonomous powers.

South Sudan seeks to strengthen ties with Zimbabwe

2015-05-06 14:45

South Sudan has reportedly expressed its desire for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to attend its fifth independence celebrations in July, as the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral relations.

Malema’s Zim appearance called off over xenophobia

2015-05-05 16:56

EFF leader Julius Malema’s speaking engagement at a conference in Harare has been cancelled at short notice after delegates boycotted the event due to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Zim to import 700 000 tons of maize – minister

2015-05-05 14:41

Agriculture Minister Joseph Made says Zimbabwe is set to import 700 000 tons of maize, as the US-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network warns parts of the country face “significant” food shortages.

'Ugly' Miss Zim may lose title over nude photos – report

2015-05-05 12:17

Newly-crowned Miss World Zimbabwe may lose her title over a nude photo scandal, a pageant spokesperson has been quoted as saying.

Zim media under siege - newspaper publisher

2015-05-04 16:23

Zimbabwe's media is under siege and has been dragged back to the colonial era under the Rhodesia government, a newspaper publisher Ibbo Mandaza has told journalists.

Machel vs Mugabe: What would happen if countries opened their borders?

2015-05-03 18:59

What happens when two southern Africa giants pit themselves against each other? Robert Mugabe and Graça Machel couldn’t seem like more polar opposites if they tried. And their recent comments on migration in the region reinforce their differences.

Mugabe should resign over Kalanga comments - MDC

2015-04-30 22:04

Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC says President Robert Mugabe should resign in the wake of his "highly misguided" comments about Kalangas which have sparked outrage.

 

Mugabe's land reforms a ploy to buy votes - MDC

2015-05-07 08:27

Moves to take over farms linked to allies of Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Joice Mujuru show that President Robert Mugabe's land reform programme is only about vote-buying, the MDC says.

Crime wave hits Mozambique

2015-05-06 22:45

Mozambique has recorded a ten percent increase in crime, especially violent crime and theft.

Zim elephant, eye sockets crawling with maggots, to be put down

2015-05-06 18:26

A female elephant found wandering in remote northern Zimbabwe with her eye sockets crawling with maggots, is likely to be euthanised by state rangers, a conservation group says.

Zim court blocks traditional chief from a widow's property

2015-05-06 08:14

A Zimbabwean High Court has stopped a traditional chief from distributing attached property of a widow who was fined one cow and nine goats by the chief for allegedly unveiling the tombstone of her late husband without consulting her husband’s relatives.

Donors pushing Tsvangirai to join Mujuru - report

2015-05-05 15:30

Western donors are reportedly pushing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to join hands with ousted vice president Joice Mujuru to dethrone President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe’s next elections.

Captive Zim elephants not re-homed in local sanctuary – game park

2015-05-05 13:28

A wildlife sanctuary in central Zimbabwe has denied reports that a number of baby elephants controversially captured in western Zimbabwe have been re-homed at the sanctuary, it has emerged.

Mugabe a tribalist, says former aide Dabengwa

2015-05-05 11:19

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s former aide Dumiso Dabengwa has reportedly labelled the veteran leader a "tribalist" following his recent Kalanga tribal jibe.

Botswana's marauding elephants trigger hunting debate

2015-05-04 07:41

Surveying her destroyed cornfield in northern Botswana, Minsozie Kasaira wishes for a return to the days of elephant hunting.

Ravalomanana freed from house arrest

2015-05-03 07:20

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina says he is ending the house arrest of his predecessor Marc Ravalomanana.

Zim teen hid newborn in satchel - report

2015-04-30 21:28

A schoolgirl from Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo has appeared in court three months after she gave birth in secret and hid her baby in her school bag where it died.

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