ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

I survived 5 assassination attempts, Malawi leader claims

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Malawi leader Peter Mutharika has said the culture of hatred resulted in him being hunted like a criminal at the time he was campaigning for the presidency.

Zanu-PF keen on declaring a state of emergency in Zim, MDC claims

2016-08-29 10:57

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly expressed concern that President Robert Mugabe could soon declare state of emergency in a bid to stop protests.

Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

2016-08-27 17:59

Zimbabwe police arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, as the president warns against an Arab Spring type of revolution.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

2016-08-26 20:14

Zimbabwean police have used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

2016-08-26 08:40

A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Police won't stop our peaceful march, Zim's MDC says

2016-08-26 08:12

Zimbabwe’s main opposition parties have gone to court to block police from disrupting a march planned for Friday, the latest of a string of protests in the southern African country.

PHOTOS: As Zim reaches tipping point, Mugabe checks potatoes

2016-08-25 20:03

Crisis-hit Zimbabwe may be reaching a tipping point, but the First Family wants to prove it’s carrying on as if everything is normal.

'Agents provocateurs' could be behind Harare riots, says Zim former minister

2016-08-25 11:22

A senior Zimbabwe opposition official has raised the possibility that "agents provocateurs" are behind looting and violence this week.

2 000 Angolan port workers strike over pay

2016-08-25 06:55

More than 2 000 employees at Angola's second biggest port in Lobito have downed tools after going without pay for four months, striking workers have said.

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

2016-08-24 12:39

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

 

Be a man and face opposition, Zambia’s Lungu told

2016-08-29 14:35

Saccord has urged Zambian President Edgar Lungu to be a man and face the opposition to help map the way forward in addressing the country's political conflict.

Zim police violated peoples' rights, says rights commission

2016-08-29 08:49

The state-funded Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has said that police violated the rights of Zimbabweans during recent protests in an unprecedented slap on the wrist for President Robert Mugabe’s government.

'Abducted' Zim activist is now in police custody - lawyer

2016-08-26 21:13

A Zimbabwean activist who was reported abducted during protests in Harare has been found in police custody, a human rights lawyer says.

As it happened: Zim's anti-Mugabe protest

2016-08-26 17:30

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe opposition parties go ahead with the planned grand demonstration to press for the implementation of electoral reforms.

Zimbabwe protests: a timeline

2016-08-26 08:12

As opposition supporters in Harare brace for potential clashes with police during a planned march on Friday, here is a brief timeline of key dates in the protest movement in Zimbabwe over the last 18 months.

Zim govt warns protesters ahead of Friday march

2016-08-26 07:09

Zimbabwe’s home affairs minister says the government won’t tolerate any attempt to undermine peace in an apparent threat against a huge march by opposition parties on Friday.

Tensions rise as Zim anti-riot police deploy ahead of national protest

2016-08-25 16:22

Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Masvingo have been left dismayed by the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of a planned national protest, the Zimbabwe Mail reports.

State Zim radio plays 'Talking 'Bout a Revolution as Harare riots rage

2016-08-25 09:53

As riot police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters in central Harare, a DJ on Zimbabwe’s state radio agreed to play a rather daring choice of song: Tracy Chapman’s Talking 'Bout a Revolution.

Mozambique: Renamo leader rejects VP position

2016-08-24 14:59

Leader of the opposition Mozambique National Resistance, Alfonso Dhlakama has rebuffed a proposal to offer him the position of a deputy president.

Zim supermarket at centre of storm over ex-newscaster's arrest

2016-08-24 12:21

A leading supermarket in Zimbabwe has found itself at the centre of a social media storm over the way it handled the arrest of a former news anchor who was caught shoplifting, but later found to have a mild form of dementia.

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