ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

SA to appear before ICC over failure to arrest Sudan's Al-Bashir

2017-03-30 14:35

South Africa is set to appear before the ICC next week to "account for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an AU summit in the country in June 2015", a statement says.

Angry parents destroy witchcraft accused's property

2017-03-30 10:40

Police in Malawi reportedly used teargas to disperse rioting parents who accused a businessman of bewitching their children.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, Moz

2017-03-29 20:03

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, and stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners.

'I left my licence at home': Police drag 'naked' stripper from stage

2017-03-29 15:08

A stripper dragged from the stage mid-performance in Zimbabwe's eastern city of Mutare has told a court that she left her licence at home, it's been reported.

Ruby rush brings gangland turf war to Mozambique

2017-03-29 10:09

The stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners that has turned the northern town into what some describe as Mozambique's own version of the Wild West.

Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe after heavy rains

2017-03-29 06:04

At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90 000 infections recorded, says a government official, blaming the upsurge on intense rains.

Zambia to consult public over ICC membership

2017-03-28 20:04

Zambia opened public consultations this week on the government's plan to leave the International Criminal Court, as several other African countries re-assess their membership.

Is this the worst beauty pageant prize ever? Winner gets just R130

2017-03-28 11:30

Imagine winning a national beauty pageant, only to be told your prize is - wait for it -R130 and the audience has had to do a quick chip-round to raise it.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tanzania, Rwanda

2017-03-27 19:49

A popular Tanzanian rapper has been arrested over a song allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, and cash-strapped Zimbabwe is trying to stop banks importing high-denomination US dollar bills.

'If you see a 100 US note in Zimbabwe, it's been sneaked in': central bank

2017-03-27 16:43

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe is trying to stop banks importing high-denomination US dollar bills - and that means you shouldn't see $100 notes in banks or supermarkets, a report says.

 

Zim central bank urges public to use SA rand 'more'

2017-03-30 11:30

The Zimbabwean central bank has reportedly urged the public to replace the US dollar with the rand as the country's main currency.

Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines

2017-03-30 08:42

If driving in Zimbabwe wasn't enough of a headache already, here's something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines.

Malawi’s plans for major electoral reform are way overdue

2017-03-29 15:24

The proposed change to Malawi's electoral system is straightforward and makes logical sense. Yet it's more complex and if adopted would revolutionise local politics, writes Jimmy Kainja.

Self-proclaimed pastor gets 15 years for raping girl, 8

2017-03-29 12:09

A self-proclaimed pastor has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping an 8-year-old congregant in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Doctor who stopped to help crash victims 'hit by truck'

2017-03-29 08:30

An off-duty doctor who stopped to help victims of a serious road accident in Zimbabwe was hit by a lorry and both his legs were broken, a press report says.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Mujuru, DRC

2017-03-28 20:04

Ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has blamed Zimbabweans for "allowing President Mugabe to hold them 'hostage'", and Nigeria's "ailing" president Muhammadu Buhari has reduced his working hours.

IN DEPTH: Why is Mugabe's ex-spin doctor so mad these days?

2017-03-28 15:00

President Robert Mugabe's former spin-doctor Jonathan Moyo is engaged in an unseemly public battle with the state newspapers he once controlled so tightly.

'Don't allow Mugabe to hold you hostage... tell him to go', Zimbabweans told

2017-03-28 08:30

Former vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly blamed Zimbabweans for "allowing [President Robert] Mugabe to hold them 'hostage'", as the southern African country’s economic situation continues to deteriorate.

6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border

2017-03-27 19:49

A small plane has crashed near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board

'I saw his face as he waved goodbye:' Woman who saved hubby from croc gets award

2017-03-27 14:00

A Namibian woman who fought off a crocodile that was attacking her husband has been awarded a police prize for "extraordinary" bravery.

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