ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Zimbabwe appeals for $1.5 bln to prevent starvation

2016-02-09 22:31

Zimbabwe has appealed to local businesses and charities for $1.5bn aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation due to drought.

I'm weak but resolved, says Zambia's Lungu

2016-02-09 16:33

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has claimed that he is a 'weak leader' but 'very resolved', adding that he won't be re-opening the country's two top public universities that were shut last week following students riots.

Malawi has only 300 medical doctors - NGO

2016-02-09 13:40

Malawi has only 300 trained doctors working in the entire country, which has a total population of over 18 million, non-governmental organisation ActionAid International says.

Mugabe dairy bomb accused pleads guilty

2016-02-09 12:32

The opposition Zimbabwe People Front leader Owen Kuchata, who allegedly tried to bomb President Robert Mugabe's dairy farm last month, has changed his plea bargain of not guilty to guilty.

Zim war vets want Moyo, Kasukuwere out of Zanu-PF

2016-02-08 14:32

Zimbabwe's war veterans have called for the expulsion of national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education Jonathan Moyo from the ruling Zanu-PF, as factional wars within the party intensify.

Zambian mealie-meal shortages blamed on smuggling

2016-02-08 12:01

A critical mealie-meal shortage has hit the Chipata District of Zambia, as reports indicate that the commodity is being smuggled into neighbouring countries.

SA deports 140 Zim ex-cons, 100s more to follow this week - report

2016-02-08 10:55

Hundreds of illegal Zimbabwean migrants are to be deported from South Africa following the forced repatriation of 140 ex-prisoners this weekend, state media has reported.

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.

 

Zimbabwe activist jailed over Mugabe dairy bomb plot

2016-02-09 21:40

A Zimbabwe court has jailed the leader of a fringe opposition party for nine years for possessing home-made petrol bombs.

Mugabe's nephew blasts war veterans minister

2016-02-09 13:55

President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has lambasted War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa over attempts to block some politburo members from attending a meeting.

Picture of gay Malawian man goes viral after brutal attack

2016-02-09 13:37

A picture of a gay man who was brutally attacked in Malawi has gone viral, with many describing the attack as a "hate crime".

State media turns against former handler as Mugabe succession wars deepen

2016-02-09 07:25

Zimbabwe's ex-information minister Jonathan Moyo has been left fuming after his radio interview was cancelled and the state daily carried allegations that he was illegitimate, as ruling party wrangles deepen.

'Plot' to overthrow Malawian president - reports

2016-02-08 14:29

A so-called "plot" to overthrow Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been revealed amid high political tensions in the southern Africa country, according to reports.

Zim politicians' knickers in knots in Mugabe succession fight

2016-02-08 11:15

Did a senior ally of President Robert Mugabe really steal women's knickers during the 1970's war for independence?

Zim 'schoolgirl prostitutes' cartoon sparks fury

2016-02-08 10:25

A cartoon in a popular Zimbabwe daily that appeared to suggest women from the south of the country valued sex work more than school grades has sparked outrage.

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.

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