ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Good times are coming, Mugabe tells Zimbabweans

2015-03-06 12:15

President Robert Mugabe says the "good times are coming" for Zimbabweans even as he lamented civil servants’ low pay and revealed he earns about $12 000 a month, a report says.

Lesotho opposition parties in coalition govt talks

2015-03-05 21:05

Lesotho opposition parties are negotiating the formation of a coalition government, with 1998-2012 prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili set to return to power, an official says.

Zim land grabs: At least 163 white farmers to be evicted

2015-03-05 10:57

Zimbabwe’s lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshore had moved to evict at least 163 white commercial farmers as government intensifies its war against white farmers.

Lawyer slain in Mozambique received threats

2015-03-05 07:42

A prominent lawyer and academic who was shot dead in Mozambique’s capital Maputo, had recently received threats on Facebook, the country’s prosecution says.

Lesotho opposition forms coalition

2015-03-04 23:07

Opposition parties in Lesotho have formed a coalition government after beating Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's party in snap elections.

Zambia cops grill opposition leader over spy claims

2015-03-04 21:03

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been questioned by police over his claims that he receives intelligence reports before they reach President Edgar Lungu.

Mvuu the hippo moves to town

2015-03-04 16:51

Conservationists in Zimbabwe are trying to dart a wandering hippo who risks being shot after taking up residence in a dam, dangerously near the busy town of Chitungwiza.

Former allies sue Mugabe, Zanu-PF for breaching rules

2015-03-04 15:02

Two former allies of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe whom he fired last year are suing the 91-year-old leader and his Zanu-PF party for unfair dismissal and for breaching the party’s constitution.

Namibia: Swapo to act on urban land shortage

2015-03-04 08:05

The ruling Swapo party in Namibia will act on the dire shortage of affordable urban land in the country and high housing prices, the party leadership has announced.

Mozambican reform lawyer gunned down

2015-03-03 18:19

Mozambican lawyer Gilles Cistac, who has said opposition calls for decentralisation of power were backed by law, has been shot dead in the capital.

 

Crocodile devours 3-year-old girl in Zim

2015-03-06 08:14

A 3-year-old Zimbabwean girl has become the third person in her family to be killed by a crocodile, a report says.

Obama extends sanctions on Zim as UK softens

2015-03-05 14:56

The US has reportedly extended sanctions on Zimbabwe by another year arguing that President Robert Mugabe and his cronies continue to undermine the country’s democratic processes.

Zimbabwe: Opening of airwaves a 'charade'

2015-03-05 08:37

The licensing of state-aligned companies to run eight new commercial radio stations shows that the freeing-up of the country’s airwaves is a “a charade” a media watchdog in Zimbabwe says.

Dogs kill Botswana boy

2015-03-05 05:00

Botswana police are investigating the killing of a young boy by dogs.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho

2015-03-04 22:26

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is back in Lesotho following general elections that were held in the country.

Windhoek faces water crisis

2015-03-04 18:49

The residents of the Namibian capital Windhoek have been urged to save at least 10 percent of their water due to a poor rainy season and low dam levels.

Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear poll winner

2015-03-04 15:03

The leader of Lesotho’s main opposition party has announced a coalition government with smaller parties after the 28 February election had no outright winner.

Lesotho polls: Final results reveal no clear winner

2015-03-04 09:41

The final results of Lesotho’s general elections have revealed no outright winner as the ruling All Basotho Congress party narrowly edged out its nearest rivals in the weekend poll.

Joice Mujuru says Mugabe lewd, rejects witchcraft

2015-03-03 20:03

Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Joice Mujuru has accused President Robert Mugabe of making 'sexually lewd' claims about her.

Grace Mugabe in chocolate, ice cream venture

2015-03-03 17:22

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe is to start making chocolate and ice cream at her state-of-the-art dairy this month, a report says.

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