ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Rhino bush war a losing battle

2014-04-20 08:45

Soldiers and game rangers waging a bloody war along the border of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique are fast losing their battle as they struggle to save our rhino, according to a report.

Moz rebels inch toward deal on joining army

2014-04-18 10:03

Mozambican rebel group Renamo says it has reached an understanding with the govt to integrate its fighters into the national army and police.

US sanctions govt official in Zimbabwe

2014-04-18 08:01

The US has sanctioned a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.

Zim: MDC youths to stage nationwide demos

2014-04-17 14:58

Movement for Democratic Change youths are reportedly planning to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand jobs, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to dwindle.

Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife'

2014-04-17 10:38

The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

Zanu-PF 'worse than Smith regime'

2014-04-14 12:52

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly taken a swipe at the ruling Zanu-PF party and described it as “worse than the Smith regime”.

Nigeria complains over Mugabe calling it corrupt

2014-04-11 12:11

Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe’s remarks about corruption in Nigeria, a report says.

Woman scalds hubby with hot cooking oil

2014-04-10 15:28

A Zimbabwean woman reportedly doused her sleeping husband with boiling cooking oil following a domestic dispute.

Crocs devour Zim border jumper’s legs

2014-04-09 10:17
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Zimbabwean police have reportedly retrieved two bodies of border jumpers who drowned while trying to cross the crocodile-infested Limpopo River and illegally enter into SA.

Grace Mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?

2014-04-07 12:41

Zimbabwe’s first lady is reportedly emerging as a powerful political force within Zanu-PF as she fights "to ensure that the interests of the first family are secured" when President Robert Mugabe eventually leaves office.

Swaziland editor, rights lawyer freed

2014-04-07 09:04

A Swaziland editor and a rights lawyer who were arrested last month over an article said to be in contempt of court have been freed after a judge nullified their arrest.

Malawi makes progress after graft scandal

2014-04-04 08:46

The IMF says Malawi has made progress after a massive government corruption last year, but urged action to bring soaring prices under control.

Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare

2014-04-03 11:19

On Harare's streets, college graduates compete with peasants scratching out a living selling anything from mobile phone cards to herbal sex tonics, as President Robert Mugabe, 90, continues to rule the country.

Zuma skipping EU summit over invitation list

2014-04-03 08:23
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President Jacob Zuma is reportedly skipping the EU-Africa summit in Brussels because he didn't like the way the summit was set up, with the EU deciding on who was invited.

Zim 'can't influence SA foreign policy'

2014-04-02 12:54

Zimbabwe's outspoken foreign affairs deputy minister says Zimbabwe should stop fooling itself to think that it could influence SA's foreign policy.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Unrest threatens Moz demining target

2014-04-01 07:46

Mozambique will likely miss a deadline to rid the country of landmines laid during the bloody civil war due to skirmishes between the army and former rebels, an official says.

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

IMF predicts challenging year for Zim economy

2014-03-28 07:39

Zimbabwe's struggling economy will continue to face challenges this year, with minimal growth expected, the IMF says.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

SA, Rwanda to hold talks over diplomatic row

2014-03-26 11:14

South Africa and Rwanda are reportedly working on mending their relations amid the ongoing diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Zuma returns from Angola

2014-03-26 07:16

President Jacob Zuma returned to South Africa following the conclusion of the mini Summit of the International Conference of African Great Lakes Region in Angola.

Tsvangirai: MDC united again

2014-03-25 20:21

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said there was renewed unity within the party following talks aimed at bringing an end to months of infighting.

 

Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

2014-04-19 10:00
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and has condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade.

Zim celebrates 34 years of Independence

2014-04-18 10:03
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Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama have reportedly congratulated Zimbabwe on the occasion to mark its 34th Independence Day.

SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

Mugabe, Mbeki discuss Africa

2014-04-17 12:52

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

Zim: EU insists on electoral reforms

2014-04-15 12:45

The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Military helicopter crashes in Namibia

2014-04-12 17:00

Four people including a 3-year-old boy have died after a military helicopter crashed in north-east Namibia, the defence ministry and military sources say.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

Zim may face rebellion, says MDC's Biti

2014-04-08 14:48

Zimbabwean opposition MDC has warned the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

Botswana's Khama sacks Zim magistrate

2014-04-07 11:27

Botswana President Ian Khama has reportedly sacked a Zimbabwean national who was a magistrate at one of the country’s courts after he refused to be transferred to another court.

Africa economy: SA 'remains important'

2014-04-07 07:48

SA will remain one of the important economies of the continent, an economist says following Nigeria's new position as Africa’s largest economy.

Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01

Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe says.

Culture clash over tribal wife-swapping in Namibia

2014-04-03 08:48

Wife swapping among Namibia’s nomadic tribes has been practiced for generations but a legislator’s call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women’s rights and tradition in modern society.

Hyena eats man's penis in Zambia

2014-04-02 20:56
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A Malawian man has been left without a penis and is missing three toes after they were eaten by a hyena in a Zambian border town.

UK buys emergency drugs for Malawi

2014-04-02 09:50

UK, whose aid to Malawi is frozen because of high-level government corruption, says it will buy emergency medicines for the southern African country directly in order to bypass state systems.

Missing lion found, killed in Zimbabwe

2014-04-01 10:37

A lion that reportedly escaped from a Zimbabwean park last week was trapped and killed over the weekend, according to a report.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Zimbabwe peeved over Mugabe's wife

2014-03-30 22:15

Zimbabwe has called on African leaders to boycott a European Union-Africa summit in Brussels because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

Zim 'won't retrench to solve debt crisis'

2014-03-27 12:21

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has ruled out cuts in the number of civil servants as the country struggles to bring its mounting debts under control.

No role for spouses at summit, EU tells Zim

2014-03-26 14:54

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell’Ariccia has reportedly said that only those with a role to play in meetings at the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit in Belgium have been invited.

Zim students in SA face 'bumpy' road

2014-03-26 12:17

A scholarship set up by President Robert Mugabe for Zimbabwean students to study at South African universities has reportedly been suspended after the fund failed to settle its debt of R11m in tuition fees.

Foreign donors maintain Malawi aid freeze

2014-03-26 07:33

Foreign donors have decided to maintain a freeze on a $150m aid package imposed on Malawi in the wake of a high-level corruption scandal last year.

Zim rape victim can claim state damages - court

2014-03-26 05:30

Zim's top court has ruled that a woman who became pregnant after being raped could claim damages from the state after bungling by police meant she was unable to get an abortion.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

2014-03-25 14:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop the first lady from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

 
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