ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Malema, Bushiri could soon be free to travel to Botswana as ban is reviewed - reports

2019-06-14 13:31

EFF leader Julius Malema could soon be free to travel to Botswana after reports that the government was preparing to lift restrictions placed on him.

Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality

2019-06-11 12:29

Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

WATCH: Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law

2019-06-07 09:08

Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighbouring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin. WATCH NOW.

Zambia president vows to wind up copper giant KCM

2019-06-04 18:45

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pledged to dissolve KCM, the country's largest copper producer, in a deepening dispute with foreign mining companies over tax and employment.

16 killed in Mozambique insurgency attack: local sources

2019-05-31 19:02

Suspected Islamists in northern Mozambique killed 16 people on Tuesday in their deadliest attack since launching an insurgency in the remote region in 2017, local sources say.

Amnesty International suspends Zimbabwe office over 'fraud'

2019-05-31 05:43

Amnesty International has suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first such move by the rights advocacy group.

Angola ex-rebel chief Savimbi to be buried on Saturday: family

2019-05-29 18:46

Angola's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Unita, says it plans to go ahead with a public funeral this weekend for its ex-leader Jonas Savimbi after a dispute with the government over the handling of his remains.

9 subsistence miners die in Zimbabwe blasts

2019-05-28 17:22

At least nine miners died in Zimbabwe following blasts in a shaft north of the capital Harare where they were illegally digging for gold, police say.

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC backs Chamisa

2019-05-27 17:30

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party says.

Zimbabwe: Activists charged with plotting to subvert government

2019-05-23 22:50

Authorities in Zimbabwe have charged five human rights campaigners arrested earlier this week with plotting to overthrow the government.

 

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:23

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities says, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter dies

2019-06-11 07:20

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, has died following a car crash about a month ago.

Malawi opposition rally against election 'robbery'

2019-06-04 20:00

Malawian opposition supporters have marched through the capital Lilonge and burst into government offices to protest against alleged fraud in elections last month that returned Peter Mutharika as president.

Botswana ex-president slams successor

2019-06-01 10:10

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa.

Malawi opposition files suit against vote 'robbery'

2019-05-31 18:00

Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has rejected the result of last week's presidential election, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud.

Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints

2019-05-29 18:53

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected in the vote.

President calls for opposition to accept Malawi vote result

2019-05-28 22:00

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has urged opposition parties to accept the outcome of an election clouded by fraud allegations as he was sworn in for a second term.

Malawi narrowly re-elects Peter Mutharika: commission

2019-05-27 22:00

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected for a second five-year term following a hotly-contested vote, according to the country's electoral commission.

Madagascar goes to polls in latest battle of bitter political feud

2019-05-27 12:15

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

2019-05-23 13:39

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.

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