Southern Africa

Botswana opposition loses bid to nullify election results

2020-01-29 18:08

Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday dismissed an opposition bid to challenge election results that enabled President Mokgweetsi Masisi to secure a five-year term.

Botswana opposition wins right to challenge election result

2020-01-08 15:39

Botswana's court of appeal has ruled in favour of hearing an opposition bid to throw out general election results after a lower court rejected their petition for lack of evidence.

UPDATE | Robert Mugabe buried in low-key ceremony with a no-show from senior govt officials

2019-09-28 22:07

The family of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe gathered in his rural homestead on Saturday, three weeks after his death, to attend a much-awaited burial ceremony in the village of Kutama.

WATCH: Food fears - Cyclone Idai wipes out crops, leaving farmers empty-handed

2019-03-28 15:34

Long-term food supplies in Mozambique are now at risk because farmlands have been ruined by Cyclone Idai, leaving locals susceptible to starvation.

Local citrus industry bears fruits of its labour with record exports

2019-03-24 20:24

CEO of the Citrus Growers Association Justin Chawick said in the statement that the rise in exports could bring job opportunities, more foreign exchange revenue and economic growth.

Recalling the nightmarish moments of Cyclone Idai: 'The last hour was the most dangerous'

2019-03-23 19:53

It felt like a nightmare as the wrath of Cyclone Idai rained down for hours from the evening to about 04:00 the next morning.

Cyclone Idai: Africa now has an 'inland ocean' where villages once stood

2019-03-22 05:19

A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its death, destruction and flooding continues to grow in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.

Ramaphosa in Zimbabwe to chair bi-national commission

2019-03-12 08:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa has flown into Harare ahead of co-chairing the Bi-National Commission with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zim Vice President Chiwenga on emergency medical trip to India, in the midst of political crisis

2019-02-11 17:00

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is reportedly being treated for a minor ailment in India, according to a government minister.

Forget immigration laws, we will sink or swim together

2018-10-25 10:31

The solution to South Africa's economic woes is not a South Africa-centric approach. We need a coordinated regional economic stimulus, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.


'They said they are going to protect me': Refugee girls have big dreams after losing their families

2020-01-26 15:47

In a shelter near the border, girls dream of futures that may be out of reach if they cannot secure documents.

Three-year wait for family of murdered paraplegic man ends as trial set to get under way

2019-10-07 15:22

The family of a slain paraplegic man is relieved after it emerged that three of his former employees would finally be tried for his murder – more than three years after the killing.

Old Mutual backs Footgear’s plans to buy Edcon’s active stores

2019-07-15 10:00

Old Mutual's private equity arm is backing a plan by Footgear to buy a unit of Edcon in southern Africa to create one of the region’s largest sports and casual wear businesses.

'My God, this a disaster' – Thousands flock to Beira school to take refuge

2019-03-25 17:34

School bells in Mozambique's fourth largest city, Beira, usually start ringing at 07:00. On Monday, however, there was silence.

Magashule 'deeply moved, concerned' about victims of Cyclone Idai

2019-03-23 22:40

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says he is "deeply moved and concerned" about the plight of the victims of Cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

PICS: Doctor in Moz treats patient in the dark: 'I only took a break to go home and bath'

2019-03-22 17:04

Providing adequate medical services to scores of people affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique is proving to be one of the most challenging aspects of the recovery from the floods that have killed at least 200 people.

SEE: Here's how much SA is paying for fuel compared to our Southern African neighbours

2019-03-16 11:00

As South African motorists brace for fuel price hikes in the coming months we look at petrol prices in Southern African countries.

Cyclone warning: Floods kill 10 in Mozambique as cyclone Idai lashes heavy rains

2019-03-11 17:57

At least 10 people have been killed after heavy rains deluged two flood-prone provinces of Mozambique, as meteorologists issued a cyclone warning.

Family of SA man in Mozambique say he is being held illegally - report

2019-01-08 12:50

The family of a South African man say he is being held illegally in Mozambique, according to Netwerk24.

Growth in internet access still driving down African business costs

2018-08-28 05:45

Growing internet access is transforming the business landscape in African countries, including that of informal businesses.

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