ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

OPINION | Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

2019-10-11 16:04

It's true that Zimbabwe's food economy has been transformed over the past 19 years. Aggregate production of maize has certainly declined, and imports have become more frequent, writes Ian Scoones.

There are days when 'my husband and I don't eat at all' - Families survive on one meal in drought-hit Zimbabwe

2019-10-05 17:04

In eastern Zimbabwe's parched Buhera district, Omega Kufakunesu's family has been forced to scale down daily meals to just a portion of vegetables and sadza, a thick maize-meal porridge.

Malawi police fire tear gas at marchers protesting vote result

2019-10-02 12:30

Malawi police have fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets of the capital Lilongwe, in the latest wave of protests over the disputed May presidential election.

Zimbabwe's leader begs for patience to fix ailing economy

2019-10-01 18:11

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa acknowledged the economic hardships Zimbabweans are suffering and pleaded for patience to allow his government to fix the country's rapidly deteriorating economy.

Zimbabwe ex-tourism minister facing graft charges freed on bail

2019-09-28 10:50

A Zimbabwean former tourism minister has been released on bail after spending two months in jail over the disappearance of $94m from the country's pension fund, the state broadcaster reports.

Zimbabwean doctor who survived suspected kidnapping leaves for South Africa

2019-09-27 09:48

A Zimbabwe doctor who survived a suspected kidnapping by state authorities last week has left the country for medical treatment in South Africa, a rights group said on Thursday.

UPDATE: Zimbabwe's Mugabe will be buried at home village on Saturday

2019-09-26 18:36

Zimbabwe has announced that ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family.

12 killed in jihadist attacks in Mozambique

2019-09-25 21:48

Twelve people were killed in fresh attacks by suspected jihadists in northern Mozambique ahead of elections next month, officials say.

Zimbabwean capital grapples with water shortage

2019-09-24 21:09

After food, fuel, medicine and electricity, the Zimbabwean capital Harare is adding running water to its list of basics that are in short supply.

Zimbabwe's 'witch-hunt' against opponents

2019-09-20 18:11

Around 50 political opponents and unionists have been abducted in Zimbabwe this year. According to Amnesty International, they are victims of a "systematic and brutal crackdown on human rights" by the regime.

 

Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises

2019-10-09 15:00

Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government say, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.

eSwatini workers clash with police in salary protests

2019-10-02 21:46

Angry teachers and government workers have clashed with police in the tiny kingdom of eSwatini as they rallied to demand better pay and lower living costs in Africa's last absolute monarchy.

WATCH | Python slithers onto Land Rover traveling through Mozambique

2019-10-01 19:28

A group of road-tripping friends were forced to make an unexpected stop when a Southern African python blocked their path in Mozambique last month. Watch.

'Battle for the corpse of Mugabe' – Former leader laid to rest in reinforced grave, tamper-proof casket

2019-09-30 12:15

After weeks of delays, Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe was finally buried over the weekend, closing a battle between the state and his family over the fate of his remains.

Mugabe to be buried Saturday at rural home : family

2019-09-28 07:39

Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried on Saturday afternoon, his nephew says, after the remains were moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of the burial.

Mugabe's body back home ahead of weekend burial

2019-09-27 09:47

The remains of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family says.

'Small boy' Malema's insults used against him by Zanu-PF

2019-09-26 17:02

Member of a cabal, colonial stooge, small boy - some of EFF leader Julius Malema's favourite insults have been turned against him by the Zimbabwean ruling party, Zanu-PF, reports have said.

Millennials eke out a living in informal sector as Zimbabwe's economy founders

2019-09-25 16:34

A chronic shortage of professional opportunities drives Zimbabwe's youth to informal work and feeds social unrest.

Robert Mugabe died of cancer - Zimbabwe media

2019-09-23 12:22

Zimbabwe's founding president Robert Mugabe had "advanced cancer" when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reports.

'Abducted' Zimbabwean doctors' union activist found alive - HRW

2019-09-20 15:59

A Zimbabwean doctors' union leader whose suspected kidnapping sparked protests by medics in the capital Harare has been found alive, Human Rights Watch says.

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