ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Cancel reed dance, solidarity network calls as death toll rises

2015-08-29 19:21

The death toll in an accident in which dozens of young women were killed in Swaziland has risen to 65.

38 Swazi girls killed in horror crash

2015-08-29 12:51

The Swaziland Solidarity Network says 38 girls were killed and 20 seriously injured in an accident while they were on their way to cut reeds for the annual Umhlanga Reed dance.

Zimbabwe won't starve, VP Mphoko insists

2015-08-28 17:02

Zimbabwean Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko says the country won’t starve, despite reports this week that at least 1.5 million people are at risk of going hungry after a fall in the maize production.

Zim minister ridicules SA economy on Twitter

2015-08-28 13:34

Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of higher and tertiary education, has taken to social media to ridicule the South African rand, saying it is 'falling like any other African currency'.

Mozambique journalists, academic face libel charges

2015-08-27 21:09

Mozambique journalists and an academic are facing libel charges for a 2013 Facebook post.

Zim VP says food imports draining govt funds – reports

2015-08-27 17:32

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed concern over food imports, saying they are draining the country’s already strained resources, according to reports.

Zim state security agents threaten MPs for heckling Mugabe

2015-08-27 14:15

Zimbabwe's state security agents reportedly threatened MDC legislators with unspecified action after accusing them of embarrassing President Robert Mugabe by heckling him during his state of the nation address.

Guide mauled by lion in Zim died protecting tourists – tour group

2015-08-26 19:00

A Zimbabwean tour group says the guide who was mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal when it attacked in the same park where Cecil the Lion once roamed.

Miner killed at platinum mine in Zimbabwe

2015-08-26 15:01

A miner has been killed at Mimosa platinum mine in Zimbabwe, the company says, adding that the relevant authorities have been informed and a full investigation is under way.

Zim struggling to recover, seeks help from West

2015-08-26 14:03

Fifteen years after the expulsion of white farmers threw Zimbabwe's economy into a tailspin, the country is seeking help from the West as it battles deindustrialisation, unemployment and food shortages.

 

No guarantee I will be next president - Zim VP

2015-08-29 18:47

As Grace Mugabe's political star rises in Zimbabwe, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says there's no guarantee he'll become the next president.

Mozambique journalist killed in drive-by shooting

2015-08-28 19:34

A veteran Mozambican investigative reporter, publisher of the online Diario de Noticias, has been killed in a drive-by shooting.

You will miss Mugabe, Grace tells Zimbabweans

2015-08-28 14:43

Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, told a gathering at Murombedzi Growth Point in Zvimba that the country would miss the veteran leader when he is gone, according to reports.

23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers

2015-08-28 09:15

Deadly clashes between troops and armed cattle rustlers on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have left at least 23 people dead, the army says.

MDC: Time for Zim to look beyond 'Mugabe must go' hype

2015-08-27 19:31

News24 speaks to the opposition MDC party spokesperson, Obert Gutu, who says the country needs to develop policies that go beyond the "Mugabe must go" hype.

Climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east

2015-08-27 15:28

In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province illegal homes belonging to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas are blossoming.

Zim MPS go for 9 months without allowances – report

2015-08-26 21:06

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues on a downward spiral, the southern African country’s members of parliament claim they have gone for nine months without getting allowances, a report says.

Zimbabwe amends retrenchment laws

2015-08-26 16:55

Contested new labour regulations making it harder to retrench workers in Zimbabwe have come into force, a legal watchdog says.

Tourists radioed for help after heroic guide was killed by lion

2015-08-26 14:32

Foreign tourists on a walking safari in Zimbabwe had to radio for help themselves after a heroic professional guide was killed in front of them by a lion this week, it has emerged.

Mugabe must answer questions on Sona, MDC demands

2015-08-26 12:48

A legislator from the opposition MDC has reportedly demanded that President Robert Mugabe return to parliament to explain his state of the nation address, "so that we may move on the same trajectory and be on the same page".

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