ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Malawi's 'hyenas' flee into caves as police hunt 9 over sex crimes

55 minutes ago

Police in Malawi's Nsanje district are on the hunt for nine men notorious for raping young girls as part of an cultural cleansing tradition.

Malawi Law Society gears up to sue police over brutality

2016-07-26 16:30

Officials from the Malawi Law Society have urged leadership within the Chancellor College Students' Union to submit names of police officers who brutalised students during a recent protest.

Outrage as Zim taxman threatens to seize imported cars

2016-07-26 15:36

Zimbabweans have reacted with outrage online after the state revenue authority threatened to seize cars recently imported into the country if their owners could not prove they had paid enough tax on them.

Severe drought threatens southern Africa

2016-07-26 10:57

Southern Africa's worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people needing millions in aid.

Zim minister blasts police brutality during protests

2016-07-25 13:10

Zimbabwean War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube has blasted recent police brutality, describing the cops involved as "overzealous", says a report.

Parts of Namibia plunged into darkness

2016-07-25 12:08

A power outage has plunged several parts on Namibia into darkness as the country's grid comes under mounting pressure.

Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' censure of Mugabe by veterans

2016-07-23 16:14

The Zimbabwe government has denounced as 'treasonous' a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.

Zim army officials, teachers to be paid late again

2016-07-22 16:30

The Zimbabwean government has announced that army officials and teachers will be paid late again due to an acute currency shortage in the country.

Motorists in Zim shocked to see hyena dragging human body

2016-07-22 12:30

Two motorists approaching Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls this week were horrified to see a hyena dragging a human body, a conservationist says.

Zimbabwe war veterans denounce 'dictatorial' Mugabe

2016-07-21 20:22

Zimbabwe's war veterans, who have played a crucial and sometimes violent role supporting President Robert Mugabe, have denounced him as "dictatorial" in the latest sign of growing national instability.

 

Zanu-PF blasts former freedom fighters over 'Mugabe dictator' statements

2016-07-26 17:14

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has blasted the country’s former freedom fighters after they allegedly issued a statement that criticised President Robert Mugabe, a state-owned newspapers reported.

Trump sons' hunting trip in Zim causes social media outrage

2016-07-26 16:20

Barely a year after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Donald Trump's sons have caused a social media storm after Fear Factor judge Sharon Osbourne posted photographs on Instagram of them standing next to a dead animal in a Safari expedition in Zimbabwe.

Namibia set to abolish visas for all Africans

2016-07-26 13:38

Namibian President Hage Geingob has announced plans to abolish visa requirements for all Africans.

#ThisFlag movement targets rural Zimbabweans

2016-07-25 16:27

Zimbabwe's #This Flag movement is turning its attention to those living in the rural areas, where support for President Robert Mugabe has always been strongest.

Relief as Zim wildlife vets remove snare from elephant calf's leg

2016-07-25 13:00

Wildlife veterinarians in Zimbabwe say they have finally managed to locate and treat a tiny elephant calf so badly injured by a snare that it was running on three legs.

War veterans attack 'beginning of the end' for Mugabe, say analysts

2016-07-24 08:29

Zimbabwe's war veterans' surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the "beginning of the end" for the long-time leader, analysts say.

WATCH: HIV-positive man paid to rape Malawian girls

2016-07-23 10:32

An HIV-positive Malawian man regularly has sex with underage girls - and their relatives pay him to carry out the deed.

SA Muslims deported from Namibia for praying

2016-07-22 15:01

Namibian police have arrested and deported nine South African Muslims for performing Salah prayers, The Namibian newspaper has reported.

UK embassy rejects Zim journo's 'fabricated' assault claim

2016-07-22 11:47

Britain's ambassador to Zimbabwe intends seeking legal advice after the main government daily published a “completely fabricated” story about embassy aides assaulting a freelance journalist

Lungu's stance on development unacceptable - Zambian opposition

2016-07-21 16:20

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's intention to only develop areas that voted for his party is divisive, says an opposition leader.

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