ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

US diplomat 'reluctantly comments' on Mugabe's Trump remarks

2017-02-27 15:31

United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Jnr last week reluctantly commented on President Robert Mugabe's recent comments on President Donald Trump's nationalistic views, a report says.

Zimbabweans in SA say 'xenophobic attacks are political', engage ANC

2017-02-27 10:16

Zimbabweans living in South Africa have reportedly engaged the African National Congress to intervene, following recent "xenophobic attacks" in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Man, 27, 'slits' wife's throat, hangs self

2017-02-26 21:00

A Zimbabwean man, 27, hanged himself after he allegedly killed his wife, 19, by slitting her throat, a report says, adding that the couple was said to have been in the process of divorcing.

Boy, 17, killed by crocodile while bathing in a river

2017-02-26 14:42

A teenage boy has died in Malawi after being attacked by a crocodile while taking a bath at the Shire River in Mangochi, a report says.

Cowboy hats, cake and a cooler box: Mugabe's birthday highlights

2017-02-25 19:30

First Lady Grace Mugabe has led thousands of revellers in singing Happy Birthday to her visibly tired husband, Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe at a party to mark his 93rd birthday that was heavily criticised by the opposition.

'I thank God for this long, long journey': Mugabe, 93

2017-02-25 15:31

A pensive Robert Mugabe in a cowboy hat has told revellers at his 93rd birthday party that he thanks God for the "long long journey" of his life.

#Bob93: Eight surprising things you didn't know about Robert Mugabe

2017-02-25 09:00

Heard of the president who always made sure to buy his little daughter uniforms from Marks and Spencer each time he made a trip to London?

Angola decriminalises abortion in some cases

2017-02-24 21:03

Angola's parliament has approved changes to a colonial-era law and decriminalised abortion in some cases, including for victims of rape.

WATCH: 'I want the money': Zimbabwe traffic cops at it again

2017-02-24 11:30

Zimbabwe's fine-seeking traffic police are at it again - and this cop is demanding that a driver produce TWO fire extinguishers.

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Lake Tanganyika region

2017-02-24 08:52

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit near Africa's Lake Tanganyika early, the US Geological Survey says, with the epicentre in northern Zambia.

 

PICS: Anger as Mugabe snapped eating LAYS at his birthday (they're hardly Zimbabwean, are they?)

2017-02-27 13:10

Forget that gigantic birthday cake. What's got many Zimbabweans really fed up about President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday party is the fact he was eating a bag of imported Lays chips.

Big SA book donation to Zimbabwe 'held up at Beitbridge'

2017-02-27 06:09

Thirty tons of school books collected in Bedfordview and meant for distribution to schools in Zimbabwe are stuck at Beitbridge Border Post because the state revenue authority is demanding tax, reports say.

IN PICTURES: Mugabe's 93rd birthday

2017-02-26 16:57

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo. See pictures.

Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party

2017-02-26 09:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party , addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.

Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area… as he defies calls to resign

2017-02-25 17:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is celebrating his 93rd birthday, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power.

Thousands of loyalists gather for Mugabe's 93rd lavish birthday party

2017-02-25 11:10

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, celebrates his birthday on Saturday with a lavish party attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo.

Saved by a SNAKE: Woman, 29, 'escapes kidnappers'

2017-02-25 07:10

A woman from eastern Zimbabwe says she was kidnapped, dragged into a bushy area and about to be killed when a snake bit one of her attackers, a report says.

Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

Mugabe to hold birthday party in 'worst city in Africa' (but is it really?)

2017-02-24 10:08

The first of at least 100 000 party-goers have started arriving in Bulawayo where President Robert Mugabe's big bash is to be held at a school in the adjoining Matopos district. But is he about to hold his 93rd birthday party right next to the worst city in Africa?

Xenophobia: MTN 'shuts' offices in Nigeria, police 'on guard'

2017-02-24 06:08

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding the head office of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it.

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