ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Mugabe can't control a spade - Malema

2017-01-23 21:30

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is no longer capable of discharging his duties, EFF leader Julius Malema has said.

Mozambique's unexpected truce still hangs in the balance

2017-01-23 16:00

The main sticking point in the failed efforts at peace is the demand by Renamo that it be allowed to appoint provincial governors in the provinces where it claims to have won an electoral majority, writes Justin Pearce.

Wifey requirements: Zim businessman's outrageous list of 16 partner must-haves

2017-01-23 11:30

Fabulously-rich Zimbabwe businessman, who has made no secret of his friendship with the fist family, Wicknell Chivayo's list of requirements for a future wife controversial.

'I'm not dead:' Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai takes to Twitter to deny claims

2017-01-22 19:13

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has taken to Twitter to insist he is "very much alive" after claims on social media that he'd died of food poisoning.

EXCLUSIVE: After 50 years, scientists finally find 'extinct' Zimbabwe frog

2017-01-21 13:00

Scientists working in a remote part of eastern Zimbabwe have discovered a frog previously feared to be extinct.

Zimbabwe data prices, a frontline in anti-Mugabe protests

2017-01-20 21:23

For opponents of Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe, internet data charges have become a key battlefront in their campaign against a regime that often cracks down violently on dissent.

'Mugabe to die this year' pastor denied bail

2017-01-20 09:36

A prominent Zimbabwean cleric, who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die this year, has been denied bail by a Harare magistrate on charges of offending other religions.

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

On the make: Zim police net $59m from roadblock fines

2017-01-19 09:16

Zimbabwe's police officers are raking in at least $59m from roadblock fines each year - and it's making them extremely unpopular.

Girl, 8, dies after stepdad forces her to sit on tin with boiling water

2017-01-18 22:31

A 39-year-old Zimbabwean man has been arrested after he reportedly killed his 8-year-old stepdaughter whom he forced to sit on a tin with boiling water.

 

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

So what EXACTLY is a 'mass display' exam, President Mugabe?

2017-01-23 14:01

Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16 - and students will be examined in it.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

REVEALED: Mugabe 'paying half a million dollars in yearly rentals for a villa in Dubai'

2017-01-22 15:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's lavish spending has been exposed in his wife's court battle with a Lebanese tycoon over a botched $1.35m diamond ring deal.

EXCLUSIVE: So how DID Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy

2017-01-21 09:00

"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy.

40 dead in Mozambique rainy season

2017-01-20 20:16

At least 40 people have been killed and 76 000 others affected by floods and storms since Mozambique's rainy season started in October, officials have said, warning of further heavy rainfall.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Moz, Nigeria

2017-01-19 18:14

Yahya Jammeh remains in office despite looming regional military intervention, and Zimbabwe's police officers are raking in at least $59m from roadblock fines each year.

Mozambique rains: 1 dead, thousands affected

2017-01-19 12:21

A child has died after a building partially collapsed due to heavy rains in Mozambique, where hundreds of families have had to be moved to higher ground after their houses flooded, a report says.

PICS: 'Mugabe to die this year' pastor appears in court

2017-01-19 06:10

A prominent Zimbabwean cleric, who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die this year, has been arraigned before a Harare magistrate.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Nigeria

2017-01-18 18:47

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness and regret over a Nigerian air strike error, and Gambian lawmakers have extended Yahya Jammeh's rule by at least three months.

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