Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has cut his salary and those of senior cabinet ministers, as higher electricity and fuel prices take effect, his office says.
Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refuse them permits to assemble and meet supporters are working within the law.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian President Edgar Lungu are urging Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission to "speedily" complete vote-counting and announce the delayed results of the December 30 presidential election.
A senior Zambian police commander has defended the right to protest of six activists on trial for staging a demonstration at parliament over a $42m firefighting procurement deal.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been sworn-in as the president of Zimbabwe following a bitterly disputed election. See some of the pictures from his colourful inauguration in Harare over the weekend.
An ex-zimbabwean minister fingers President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a fraud case, and Swaziland says the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter"
Emmerson Mnangagwa says African countries are spending at least $50bn on food imports, and Edgar Lungu is reportedly building a mansion worth millions of dollars for himself in Swaziland.
A former Zambian minister and a leading critic of President Edgar Lungu has appeared in court to deny charges that he had profited from the proceeds of crime.
A former Zambian minister and fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu is set to face trial after pleading not guilty to fraud charges following his arrest last week.
Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka have fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president's office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak.
Zambia's president Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials have been accused of facilitating rosewood trafficking, according to an environmental investigation report.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sacked the army commander and his deputy, a rare firing of the top military brass in the country.
Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to push ahead with a hydro-electric power project on the Zambezi river as he campaigns ahead of the July 30 election on a promise to rebuild the shattered economy.
Swaziland has reportedly said that the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter".
Zambian President Edgar Lungu is reportedly building a mansion worth millions of dollars for himself at Nkonyeni area in Swaziland.
Zambia's main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency has said, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that the "military coup" claims by Grace Mugabe's ally are "rantings of a bitter professor", and Africa has been startled by US president Donald Trump's sudden and vulgar attention.
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