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Mugabe fires more ministers

2014-12-22 05:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired another two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers in what appears to be an ongoing purge of ruling party officials sympathetic to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

Four kids burn to death in Zim - report

2014-12-20 20:02

Four children were burnt to death in southern Zimbabwe when a can of petrol being stored inside their home caught fire, the official Chronicle newspaper has reported.

Land grab at Namibian holiday town

2014-12-19 19:57
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A group of informal settlement dwellers outside Namibia's coastal holiday town Swakopmund have occupied municipal land and want to settle there.

Rangers drive buffalo from Zim's Vic Falls

2014-12-18 15:56

Game rangers have driven a large herd of buffalo out of Zimbabwe's prime tourist resort of Victoria Falls, locals say.

Mujuru not allowed to find new job - report

2014-12-17 17:49

Zimbabwe's just-sacked vice president Joice Mujuru will not be allowed to find any other job, state media has reported.

Mugabe road names removed

2014-12-17 14:38

Authorities in the Zimbabwean capital Harare have ordered the ruling party to take down new road signs honouring President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, the mayor said on Wednesday.

Zambian court locks out PF candidates

2014-12-16 06:50

The Zambian Supreme Court has set aside the consent judgment delivered in favour of Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu, placing the election campaign of the Patriotic Front in jeopardy.

New Zim VP in car crash - report

2014-12-14 15:54

One of Zimbabwe's two new vice presidents, Phelekezela Mphoko, has been involved in a car crash, three days after his colleague allegedly survived an assassination attempt.

Zambian politics at cross-roads ahead of polls

2014-12-12 16:05

Zambian political leaders are steeped in power struggles that threaten to derail a peaceful transition and an orderly conduct of the poll next month, amid street fights, court actions and suspensions.

Mauritius opposition celebrates landslide victory

2014-12-12 12:04

Mauritius' opposition coalition led by 84-year-old ex-president Anerood Jugnauth is celebrating a landslide victory after taking nearly three-quarters of seats in parliament.

No clear leader yet in Mauritius poll count

2014-12-11 13:58

A clear leader has yet to emerge from a parliamentary election in Mauritius, as ballots are being counted, election officials say.

Misa condemns attacks on journalists

2014-12-11 06:05

The Media Institute of Southern Africa has condemned human rights violations against journalists in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe gets $110m water, power upgrades

2014-12-10 21:51

Zimbabwe has received a $110m grant from the African Development Bank to repair and upgrade ageing infrastructure.

Mugabe names Mnangagwa as deputy president

2014-12-10 16:44

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has appointed justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa as his new deputy.

More ministers may be axed after Mugabe fires VP Mujuru

2014-12-10 09:43

More Zimbabwe cabinet ministers are likely to lose their posts in the near future after President Robert Mugabe fired his long-time vice president Joice Mujuru along with eight cabinet allies, a report says.

Namibia unveils human rights plan

2014-12-09 21:03

Namibia’s ombudsman has announced the country’s first human rights action plan for implementation over five years.

Mugabe purge begins

2014-12-09 16:28

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reportedly has fired his long-time deputy Joice Mujuru and several of her allies.

Mujuru hits back at Mugabe 'simple village girl’ comment

2014-12-09 14:47

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru says she accepts she is "a simple village girl" in a direct answer to President Robert Mugabe’s claim she is too simplistic to be president.

It's a smear campaign' – Zim's VP Mujuru

2014-12-09 11:45

Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is a victim of a smear campaign, claiming there is “not one iota of evidence” to back up claims she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

Rape reduced to unnatural act

2014-12-09 05:00

A Botswana court has adjusted charges against a man who was initially charged with raping another man to a lesser charge of 'unnatural offence'.

NGO claims SA companies funding Hichilema

2014-12-07 22:48

A Zambian NGO has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of receiving financial backing from foreign companies - some of them from South Africa - for his 2015 presidential bid.

Zanu-PF congress ends, deputies not announced

2014-12-07 13:17

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe says said he did not want to "rush to choose people" as he closed his party congress without announcing who his two vice presidents will be.

Robert Mugabe endorsed as Zanu-PF leader

2014-12-06 18:35

Ninety-year-old Robert Mugabe has been endorsed as president of his ruling Zanu-PF party by a party congress in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.

Zim papers analyse Mujuru supporter faces

2014-12-06 06:45

Newspapers in Zimbabwe have delighted in analysing the facial expressions of supporters of beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru brave enough to attend the first day of the ruling Zanu-PF's congress.

New Zim coins minted

2014-12-05 20:34

Zimbabwe's central bank chief has unveiled four new coins in what some locals speculated was an attempt to test the waters ahead of a possible return of the Zimbabwe dollar.

 

Moz police rescue kidnapped 'drug baron'

2014-12-21 17:13

Mozambique police have rescued a wealthy businessman, branded a "drug baron" by the US government, who was kidnapped in Maputo more than a month ago.

Row over possible export of baby elephants

2014-12-20 20:02

Zimbabwean authorities have maintained that they abide by international treaties when sending live animals abroad, following controversy over the possible export of baby elephants to China or the UAE, a report says.

5 die in Mozambique floods

2014-12-19 14:10

Mozambican authorities say five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo after days of torrential rain.

Mugabe's senile, says Tsvangirai

2014-12-17 21:53

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has described long time leader Robert Mugabe as "a senile president with a vituperative wife".

Ministers ask interim Zambian president to quit

2014-12-17 17:25

Zambia's cabinet has passed a vote of no confidence in interim president Guy Scott and asked him to resign, intensifying a power struggle within the ruling party.

'Crocodile' takes over as Mugabe goes on holiday

2014-12-16 14:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left newly-installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday.

Trophy hunters, San unite against Botswana hunting ban

2014-12-15 20:11

A pro-hunting lobby that includes trophy hunters and San has slammed the Botswana government's plan to ban hunting.

New Zim VP: No revenge for assassination attempt

2014-12-13 22:10

Zimbabwe's new vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says he won't try to take revenge on those who tried to assassinate him, a report says.

Zim's new VP Mnangagwa takes oath

2014-12-12 13:28

Zimbabwe Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath of office as the country’s new first vice president, before President Robert Mugabe in a ceremony at State House in Harare.

Mugabe to swear in new cabinet

2014-12-12 10:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to swear in members of a new cabinet, replacing ministers sacked earlier in the week for their allegiance to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

Mnangagwa secretary on the mend after poisoning

2014-12-11 13:00

The condition of a secretary working for Zimbabwe's new vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa who fell ill after breathing in a poisonous substance has improved.

'The Crocodile' surfaces in Zim's murky politics

2014-12-11 05:10

With his appointment as Zimbabwe's vice president, Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a secretive hardliner known as "The Crocodile", is well set to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

Cyanide found in new Zim VP's office

2014-12-10 20:43

Cyanide has been found in the the new Zimbabwean Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa's office in a possible attempt on his life.

Sacking of Mujuru morally correct – Zim paper

2014-12-10 14:53

Zimbabwe’s main state-controlled daily has praised President Robert Mugabe for sacking his vice president and eight ministers, saying it is "morally correct".

Ramaphosa returns to Lesotho

2014-12-09 22:20

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to go to Maseru, Lesotho as part of ongoing efforts to create a conducive climate for the February 2015 elections.

900 prohibited immigrants in Botswana

2014-12-09 18:16

Botswana has declared 870 people prohibited immigrants since 2008, labour and home affairs minister Edwin Batshu has told Parliament.

Mugabe reshuffles cabinet

2014-12-09 15:58

President Robert Mugabe has begun a widely anticipated reshuffle of his cabinet, sacking a minister and his deputy, a report says.

My loyalty to Mugabe unquestionable, says Mujuru

2014-12-09 14:03

Zimbabwe’s vice president, accused by President Robert Mugabe of treachery and corruption, and purged from the ruling party, says "my loyalty to His Excellency and my country Zimbabwe is unquestionable".

Zimbabwe doctors threaten to go on strike again

2014-12-09 09:33

Hospital doctors in Zimbabwe have warned that they will go on strike again if threats to cut their monthly salaries by more than one third are carried out.

Namibia first to submit climate report

2014-12-08 20:40

Namibia is the first developing country to submit its biennial climate change mitigation report to the UN Framework Convention in Climate Change, its ministry of environment and tourism announced says.

Subdued Mugabe calls for unity

2014-12-07 16:49

A subdued Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made a call for unity after months of bitter fighting within his ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mugabe alleges US plot against him

2014-12-06 22:27
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has alleged his vice president plotted with the US embassy against him.

Mugabe's wife new women's head

2014-12-06 18:28

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace as the new head of its women's wing at its congress.

Lesotho king dissolves parliament

2014-12-05 22:30

Lesotho's King Letsie III has dissolved parliament ahead of a February election designed to restore peace to the kingdom after an attempted coup.

Namibia launches massive housing scheme

2014-12-05 19:20

The Namibian government will subsidise its national mass housing project of 185 000 units with up to 60% of the price for low-income earners.

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