ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Virus fears prompt Zimbabwe to let citizens pay in US dollars

2020-03-27 18:26

Zimbabwe is poorly equipped to deal with a major Covid-19 outbreak because it is in the throes of an economic crisis.

Jihadist group claims northern Mozambique attacks

2020-03-26 19:35

A jihadist group that assaulted two towns in northern Mozambique this week has released a video claiming the attacks, its official communication in over two years of activity in the gas-rich area.

Zimbabwe inflation soars to 540%

2020-03-16 15:48

Zimbabwe's annual inflation soared to over 500% in February, the country's statistical agency says, releasing its first consumer price data since June last year.

Malawi president dissolves cabinet after new alliance

2020-03-13 22:45

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has dissolved his cabinet, the latest political move after his May re-election was annulled over vote-rigging.

US accuses Mozambique security forces of 'arbitrary' killings

2020-03-12 19:33

The United States has accused Mozambique security forces of unlawful and arbitrary killings in their battle against a shadowy jihadist group in the country's northern region.

US doubles down on sanctions on Zimbabwe officials

2020-03-12 07:59

The United States has expanded sanctions against two senior Zimbabwean officials accused of suppressing protests, demanding that Harare allow peaceful demonstrations.

Zimbabwe coronavirus suspect tests negative after hospital escape

2020-03-11 20:46

A suspected coronavirus case who escaped from hospital in Zimbabwe has tested negative on, authorities said, after causing panic by eluding medical staff and running loose in the capital.

'Baffling': Zimbabwe livid over US extending sanctions

2020-03-05 18:00

Zimbabwe says it is dismayed by the White House's "baffling" decision to extend sanctions against members of the southern African country's ruling regime over rights abuses.

Mozambique investigates beheadings by suspected jihadists

2020-02-29 22:51

Mozambican police are investigating the deaths of two young men found beheaded in a northern province prone to jihadist attacks.

Lesotho PM expects praise for early resignation

2020-02-25 22:04

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.

 

Zimbabwe doctors join nurses on strike over lack of virus protection

2020-03-26 21:33

Doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have gone on strike over lack of protective gear against the novel coronavirus, joining thousands of nurses who walked out of the wards this week, their association says.

Zimbabwe declares disaster state even though it has no confirmed coronavirus cases

2020-03-18 10:12

Zimbabwe's president has declared a state of national disaster as the country anticipates the impact of the novel coronavirus - even though there are no confirmed infections there.

Cyclone Idai: One year on, Zimbabwe survivors losing hope

2020-03-16 05:41

Communities displaced by the devastating storm still living in dire conditions amid funding gaps for key reconstruction.

Malawi anti-government activists freed on bail

2020-03-13 08:11

A Malawi court has granted bail to three anti-government activists arrested for planning protests against President Peter Mutharika's attempts to quash upcoming elections.

Zimbabwe adopts new forex trading system to curb runaway inflation

2020-03-12 15:55

Zimbabwe's finance minister has announced that the country will adopt a 'managed float' exchange rate system to slow the drop in the value of its currency and curb runaway inflation.

Zambia arrests 15-year-old for 'defaming' president on Facebook

2020-03-11 21:56

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Zambia for allegedly defaming President Edgar Lungu in Facebook posts, police say, as critics accuse the regime of turning increasingly authoritarian.

Malawi court to hear president's appeal against vote annulment

2020-03-09 22:00

Malawi's Supreme Court is set to hear next month an appeal by President Peter Mutharika against a ruling that annulled his May 2019 re-election, an official says.

Malawi troops protect demonstrators in rare African exception

2020-03-02 19:45

In a continent where armies often prop up governments, crush dissent and interfere in mainstream politics, Malawi in southern Africa has been an exception for decades.

Malawi passes medical cannabis legislation

2020-02-27 19:41

Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of cannabis, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country's economic mainstay.

Nearly 50 rhino killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

2020-02-24 21:30

At least 46 rhino have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official says, as the southern African wildlife haven reports a surge in poaching of the endangered species.

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