ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Fears foreigners are exploiting loophole to adopt in Uganda

2015-05-28 06:41

Uganda MPs have raised fresh concerns that hundreds of children have left the country through 'dubious circumstances' as a result of foreigners working with local lawyers to exploit a loophole in the law.

Outfits on wheels Harare style

2015-05-27 21:28

In Zimbabwe's depressed economy, cars are becoming used-clothing shops.

Madagascar leader says nation needs stability, not impeachment

2015-05-27 17:18

Madagascar’s president has questioned the handling of a vote by parliament to impeach him and said the Indian Ocean island nation needs stability and international support after years of crisis rather than more political wrangling.

Rhino horns seized in Mozambique's 'biggest bust' stolen

2015-05-26 22:45

Sixty-five rhino horns that were seized in an operation heralded as "Mozambique's biggest breakthrough in the war on illegal wildlife trafficking", have been stolen.

Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms

2015-05-26 19:43

More than 100 million condoms have been distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

2015-05-26 08:54

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

Mugabe not on 'awful' list of Zim's richest

2015-05-25 19:50

A list of Zimbabwe's alleged 50 richest people circulating in the country is "garbage", Information Minister Jonathan Moyo says.

Rangers summoned after 'leopard' spotted in Harare

2015-05-24 14:53

Shoppers in Harare summoned wildlife rangers this week after they thought they'd seen a leopard in a busy shopping area.

Dirco mum on reports former Lesotho PM fled to SA

2015-05-22 19:45

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation has no comment on a report stating that Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled to South Africa.

Zuma concludes 'successful' Mozambique visit

2015-05-21 22:09

President Jacob Zuma has returned to South Africa after completing his two day state visit to Mozambique.

 

Stolen rhino horns replaced with replicas

2015-05-27 21:29

Mozambican police have revealed that some of the rhino horns seized in what has been described as the biggest bust in the country, were replaced with replicas while being kept in a strong-room.

Elephant killed 2km from anti-poaching workshop

2015-05-27 20:39

Poachers in north-western Zimbabwe have killed and sawed the tusks off an elephant just 2km away from where a workshop on elephant conservation and management had taken place.

Madagascar's parliament votes to dismiss president

2015-05-27 07:45

Madagascar's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.

Mozambique elephants decimated

2015-05-26 19:49

Mozambique has lost half its elephants over the past five years, part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies.

Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in 5 years - survey

2015-05-26 14:19

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation says.

Moz farms plan could displace 100 000 people

2015-05-25 21:10

Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240 000ha of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100 000 local residents.

Zim's comedians draw tears of laughter in troubled times

2015-05-25 09:54

With Zimbabwe’s economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford – laughter.

Authorities thinking about Vic Falls theme park

2015-05-23 14:18

Victoria Falls is still assessing the environmental impact of a proposed multimillion dollar theme park.

Malawi sex workers to get damages over forced HIV tests

2015-05-22 06:32

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official says.

Help! There's a snake in our bedroom - Bulawayo family

2015-05-21 17:26

A Zimbabwean family has been forced to sleep in their kitchen after a snake moved into their bedroom.

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