ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Fears of more violence in Lesotho after killing of ex-army boss

2015-06-29 17:07

Lesotho could plunge into renewed political violence following the killing of the country’s former army commander, Maaparankoe Mahao, media reports say.

I do not photoshop Mugabe - official photographer

2015-06-28 14:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's official photographer has said that he does not photoshop the 91-year-old leader.

Zim soldier moves to evict white farmer in Beitbridge – report

2015-06-26 14:11

A Zimbabwean soldier has reportedly moved to evict a white farmer who owns a game ranch with his South African children in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe.

Mozambique turns 40, high on gas prospects

2015-06-25 20:31

Mozambique has turned 40 mixing formal military parades with exuberant African dancing as it turned from a generation of civil war and poverty to look to a more prosperous future.

Mugabe’s spin doctor slams SALC over Al-Bashir

2015-06-25 13:47

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spin doctor Jonathan Moyo has castigated the SA Litigation Centre, describing it as a "regime change outfit dominated, controlled & run by a white cabal with Rhodie or apartheid links".

Zimbabwe vendors protest over eviction plan

2015-06-24 21:58

Hundreds of street vendors have protested in Zimbabwe's capital against plans to drive them off pavements in the city.

'Tyrant' Mugabe ideal candidate for ICC prosecution – ex-minister

2015-06-24 16:27

President Robert Mugabe and his cabal are ideal candidates for international criminal prosecution and that is why he is pushing AU states to pull out of the ICC, a former Zimbabwean minister says.

Mugabe 'forces' minister Moyo to step down - reports

2015-06-24 12:55

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly forced Information Minister Jonathan Moyo to step down to address a “technicality” that arose when he won a parliamentary seat in recent by-elections.

Zim VP's wife robbed in Johannesburg – report

2015-06-23 16:18

The wife of one of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents Phelekezela Mphoko was reportedly robbed and assaulted in Johannesburg last weekend.

UN team in Madagascar to probe claim of pirate Kidd's treasure

2015-06-19 15:22

A UN research team has arrived in Madagascar to determine the origin of a silver bar attributed to 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd, but whose authenticity has been put in doubt.

 

Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban

2015-06-29 14:05

Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality after a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

Zimbabwe teens' demand for illegal abortions soar

2015-06-26 20:53

The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations.

Zimbabweans are a fearful people, says MDC

2015-06-26 08:04

Zimbabweans have been so traumatised by the ruling Zanu-PF party’s dictatorship that they will not freely answer questions of political nature, the MDC says.

Minister defends Mugabe's endless trips abroad

2015-06-25 16:04

Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly defended President Mugabe’s numerous trips abroad, saying he was a “diligent person discharging his duties as head of African regional blocs.

Mugabe to speak at Mozambique's independence celebrations

2015-06-25 12:51

Mozambique is celebrating 40 years of independence at Machaba stadium in Maputo, with African Union chair Robert Mugabe expected to give a speech.

Zimbabwe parks give bush meat to prisoners

2015-06-24 21:01

The Zimbabwe parks authority has donated a quarter ton of bush meat to calm restive prisoners.

Trial of Zambian singer accused of defaming president delayed

2015-06-24 14:01

The trial of a Zambian musician charged with conduct likely to breach the peace over his song which accuses President Edgar Lungu of drinking too much, has been postponed to July 13.

Zimbabwe struggling to pay diplomats

2015-06-23 20:07

The cash-strapped Zimbabwe government is battling to pay salaries on time to diplomatic staff deployed to its 43 embassies across the world.

Mugabe's nephew's home burns - but bed is safe

2015-06-19 22:57

A fire broke at the plush "White House" home of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's super-rich nephew - but miraculously his bed has been left untouched.

Zim prosecutor general 'a danger to our girls'

2015-06-19 15:22

Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to express their disgust after the country’s prosecutor general seemed to suggest that girls as young as 12 should be allowed to have sex and get married.

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