ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

2020-01-24 15:53

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government says.

Angolan bank chief named in dos Santos probe resigns

2020-01-23 22:55

The head of one of Angola's largest banks has resigned after being named in a corruption probe centred around ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos, according to a letter seen by AFP.

Angola's ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud

2020-01-23 17:03

Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola's former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors say, as they launched a bid to have the billionairess and other suspects return home for questioning.

Angolans divided over Dos Santos graft revelations

2020-01-23 06:00

Leaked documents alleging the billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president plundered state coffers to build her fortune have divided the nation.

Zimbabwe tycoon's offer seeks to end doctor strike

2020-01-22 22:04

A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon has prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

2020-01-22 17:38

Malawi's anti-graft body says it has arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

Arrest warrants issued for Mozambican man wanted for allegedly killing elderly couple

2020-01-20 21:50

Two warrants of arrest have been issued by both the police and their Mozambican counterparts for a Mozambican national wanted for allegedly killing an elderly couple in Port Elizabeth.

Lesotho PM confirms resignation after alleged link to wife's murder

2020-01-17 21:50

Lesotho's prime minister confirmed has confirmed that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho PM's party seeks his ouster over wife's murder

2020-01-09 22:29

Lesotho's ruling party has asked Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his wife, calling him a "threat to the nation".

Angola billionaire Isabel dos Santos lashes out over graft probe

2020-01-09 16:01

Isabel dos Santos, Angola's billionaire businesswoman and daughter of the former president, has launched a head-on attack on the government since her assets were frozen last month by graft investigators.

 

In the spotlight: Isabel dos Santos, Angola's 'princess'

2020-01-24 13:27

After years of life among fellow jet-setters and the super-rich, Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos today finds herself mired in scandal as accusations mount that she systematically looted her impoverished country.

Angola's Dos Santos says she is 'ready to fight' against 'untrue' graft claims

2020-01-23 21:01

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos on Thursday dismissed graft allegations against her and vowed "to fight through the international courts to defend my good name".

Isabel dos Santos investigation: Banker cited in 'Luanda Leaks' found dead

2020-01-23 15:33

A Portuguese banker cited in the "Luanda Leaks" revelations who worked for the Eurobic bank in which Isabel dos Santos is the main shareholder has been found dead in Lisbon, police say.

Four killed in Mozambique health centre assault: witnesses

2020-01-22 23:05

Four people were killed in central Mozambique after assailants targeted a health centre, witnesses say, the first attack since President Filipe Nyusi began his second term last week.

Lesotho PM questioned over wife's murder

2020-01-22 19:38

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been questioned by police over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief says.

Caterpillar invasion worsens Malawi food insecurity

2020-01-22 16:01

An invasion of crop-munching fall armyworm caterpillars has inflicted a further blow to food security in Malawi, where nearly two million people have already been hit by drought, the government says.

Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife's murder

2020-01-20 20:54

Lesotho police have summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.

Zimbabwe's VP wife sues husband over access to children, house

2020-01-10 20:37

The wife of Zimbabwe's vice president, who faces charges of attempting to murder her husband, has sued over access to their children and home, court papers show.

Dozens killed by heavy rain in Angola

2020-01-09 21:13

Torrential rain in Angola has killed 41 people and caused widespread destruction, the government says.

Renamo MPs quizzed over attacks in central Mozambique

2020-01-08 19:24

Mozambique's prosecuting authority has questioned four opposition lawmakers over a recent wave of highway ambushes that have claimed at least 10 lives in the central region.

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