ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

'Seriously ill' Grace Mugabe picture goes viral

2015-04-01 14:49

A picture showing a frail-looking Grace Mugabe has gone viral on social media, as the first lady’s health remains a mystery.

Mozambique president elected head of ruling party

2015-03-29 21:16

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has been elected head of the ruling party Frelimo, allaying fears his predecessor was planning to cling to power behind the scenes.

Zim police, Econet lawyers raid news agency

2015-03-26 20:55

Police and lawyers from Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone operator have raided the offices of online news agency The Source in a dispute over stories published by the agency earlier this year.

Exhuming Rhodes's remains will hurt tourism, Zanu-PF told

2015-03-25 14:38

Zanu-PF youths pushing for Cecil John Rhodes's remains to be exhumed have reportedly been told to abort their plans, as this would hurt Zimbabwe’s tourism.

Rhodes's grave in Zimbabwe under threat - report

2015-03-24 11:49

Cecil John Rhodes's grave in Zimbabwe is reportedly under threat after Zanu-PF activists vowed to have it removed from its place in Matopo Hills.

Zim blames elephant exports on US

2015-03-21 20:09

Zimbabwe has said it will export dozens of elephants to raise money for conservation after hunting revenues fell when the US banned the import of ivory from elephants hunted in the southern African nation.

Ramaphosa in Namibia for inauguration

2015-03-20 21:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia, ahead of Dr Hage Geingob's inauguration.

UK willing to help Zim regain breadbasket status

2015-03-20 12:08

Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said her country is willing to help Zimbabwe regain its breadbasket status, as the UK launched a $72m food security programme in that country.

Zim editor suspended over 'dying economy' story

2015-03-19 20:01

An editor at Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper has been suspended for publishing a story with a headline that said the country's economy was "dying", the paper says.

1 dead, 2 injured as elevator falls in Zim

2015-03-19 09:42

One person has died and two others have been injured after an elevator fell several floors in a government building in Zimbabwe capital Harare, a report says.

 

Swazi-born Edward Zuma under fire over foreigner comments

2015-04-01 12:51

President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward, has been widely criticised for his comments on deporting foreigners from SA, with the Swaziland Solidarity Network pointing out that he was born in Swaziland to a Swazi mother.

Grace Mugabe may be 'seriously' ill

2015-03-27 12:28

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not well and is seeking treatment outside the country, a Zanu-PF politburo member has reportedly confirmed.

Solitary confinement for Swazi rights lawyer

2015-03-26 10:12

A Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer has been placed in solitary confinement at Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks, the Law Society of SA says.

Mobilise own funds to ensure a free Africa, Mugabe tells AU

2015-03-24 15:02

The AU chairperson, President Robert Mugabe has urged the bloc to ensure a "free" and "independent" Africa through the mobilisation of "local" resources to fund its own operations, a report says.

Mugabe says 'disappointed' by black farmers

2015-03-23 10:31

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he is "disappointed" by black farmers who are underutilising the land given to them under the country's land reform programme, according to a report.

US 'deeply concerned' over Zimbabwe activist abduction

2015-03-21 11:00

The US is "deeply concerned" by the abduction of a Zimbabwe opposition activist known for his open criticism of long-running President Robert Mugabe.

Zim miner in pen for diamonds

2015-03-20 21:01

An employee at one of Zimbabwe's biggest mining firms allegedly tried to smuggle 10 diamonds out of the plant in a ballpoint pen.

Zebra meat men get lashes, fine

2015-03-19 21:34

Two Botswana men have been sentenced to three lashes each and a fine for unlawful possession of zebra meat.

Zim boy, 13, dies of black mamba bite - report

2015-03-19 13:43

A 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy has died after being bitten by a black mamba in the south of the country, a report says.

Zim cops fired directly at prisoners

2015-03-19 05:00

Police fired directly at prisoners who rioted at a high security jail in Harare last week, Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.

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