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Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

2018-07-12 13:00

Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life", is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.

Jacob Zuma 'warned Zim opposition leader against pact with Mugabe': report

2018-06-21 05:58

A newspaper has claimed that former president Jacob Zuma warned Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa against joining forces with a new party linked to former president Robert Mugabe.

Highwaymen rob Zim passengers along SA highway: report

2018-05-22 13:20

At least three buses carrying Zimbabwean passengers were robbed at gunpoint along the Musina Johannesburg highway at the weekend, a report says.

Sisulu apologises to Lesotho King Letsie III over border drama

2018-04-07 11:19

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu has paid a courtesy call on the King of Lesotho, His Majesty King Letsie III to discuss, among other things, the challenges at the Maseru Bridge, a border between South Africa and Lesotho.

SA could have done 'much more' to save me: Mugabe

2018-03-24 07:33

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says South Africa could have done "much more" to save him politically during last year's military takeover.

PICS: SA, Zim 'are joined on the hip… we'll find ways to grow our economies', says Ramaphosa

2018-03-19 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

SA listeriosis outbreak no threat to Zim - meat processor

2018-03-15 17:17

Zimbabwe's largest cold meat processor, Colcom Foods, says its products are safe and have not been affected by the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa.

Man, 41, fighting for his life in Namibia's first case of listeriosis - report

2018-03-14 10:30

Namibia has reportedly recorded its first case of listeriosis, with a 41-year-old man said to be fighting for his life in a hospital in Windhoek.

Joseph Kabila opponents meet in SA to build coalition ahead of polls

2018-03-12 15:01

DRC's top opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila are meeting meet in South Africa to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country.

Listeria outbreak: SA neighbours ban meat exports

2018-03-05 21:04

Four countries in southern Africa have taken steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world's worst-ever listeria outbreak.

 

Zim to extradite 3 for alleged murder of wheelchair-bound SA man

2018-06-28 12:30

Three Zimbabwe men accused of murdering their wheelchair-bound South African employer and burning his body will be extradited to face justice in South Africa, a state newspaper says.

Zim President Mnangagwa 'in SA for medical checks' – report

2018-05-28 08:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly left the country for "medical checks" in South Africa.

SA hunter 'bribed Zim govt officials to shoot an elephant illegally'

2018-05-22 10:47

The owner of a South African hunting company has been accused of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on a hunt for elephants and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the US.

US steel and aluminium tariffs a risk for local jobs – Davies

2018-03-26 16:53

US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium pose a risk to jobs for South African steel and aluminum workers, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has said.

Ramaphosa: SA borders 'need to be open for Africans to move freely and to promote business'

2018-03-22 06:00

South Africa’s borders need to be open for people – particularly Africans – to move more freely and to promote business, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Namibia 'pulls products linked to listeriosis off shelves' – report

2018-03-15 10:02

The Namibian ministry of health has reportedly instructed food inspectors to remove products that are likely linked to listeriosis from shelves in shops all over the country.

Emulate 'principled' Zuma, Zim's Mugabe told

2018-03-13 10:30

Robert Mugabe needs to take a leaf out of former president Jacob Zuma's book and show "virtues of a principled leader" by not resenting his fall from power, a state newspaper says.

EFF calls on Africa to 'join in the wave of economic freedom of our lifetime'

2018-03-07 08:30

The EFF has called on Africa to "join in the wave of economic freedom", saying that the land and mineral resources on the African continent should be "redirected to benefit African people and their economies".

Ramaphosa says Tsvangirai will be remembered for his 'profound role in Zim politics'

2018-02-16 08:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to Zimbabwe following the passing away of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

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