35.1 C
Abuja
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Southern Africa

Zambia’s Lungu praises improving economy as defends letting ministers stay on

Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who faces a tough election challenge in August, defended on Friday an amendment to the constitution that allowed ministers to remain in office after parliament dissolved this week. Ministers are members of parliament, and have...

Court rules that voters register could delay South Africa local polls

A South African Constitutional Court ruling due soon could delay local government elections due in August in which the ruling party faces a stern test over concerns about weak economic growth. Hearings in the case ended on Monday, and...

Zuma lashes out at South African lawmakers over boycott of speech

South African President Jacob Zuma told lawmakers on Thursday to halt their "theater and antics" after most opposition parties boycotted a speech the scandal-ridden leader gave in parliament. Political tensions are mounting in South Africa ahead of local elections...

Malema rallies South Africa’s poor pledging land, jobs

The firebrand leader of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters on Saturday launched his party's campaign for what are expected to be closely-fought local elections, promising to rescue voters from poverty, unemployment and corrupt government. EFF president Julius Malema chose...

Court orders review of decision to drop charges against South Africa’s Zuma

South Africa's High Court ruled on Friday that a decision seven years ago to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational and should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader who faces calls for his...

Zambia ruling party rejects report suggesting victory for opposition in August election

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party has dismissed a political report by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), published by the British-based magazine The Economist, predicting that main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development, (UPND)...

Zuma battles to win back ANC support in Mandela Bay

South African President Jacob Zuma, facing pressure to resign from within his African National Congress, sought to win back support with the launch on Saturday of the party's manifesto in Port Elizabeth, where it risks losing an important local...

The Unfinished business of S.Africa’s truth commission 20 years after

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatised by the horrors of apartheid. But 20 years later, hundreds of political crimes including murder, kidnapping and torture remain unpunished -- and...

Malawi, Mozambique issue drought alerts as crisis spreads

Malawi and Mozambique sounded alarm bells on Wednesday over worsening food shortages caused by severe drought as concerns grow over a hunger crisis spreading across much of southern Africa. Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Zambia are also suffering food supply problems,...

Mozambique moves to tackle child marriage

The Mozambican government on Monday initiated a massive dissemination of the national strategy to prevent and fight child marriages across the country, where data show nearly half of the women aged between 20 and 24 had married before the...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Group task Nigeria govt on accountability on Lassa fever, Coronavirus epidemics emergencies response

Emergency & Risk Alert Initiative (ERAI), a non-governmental Humanitarian and development organization has warned all levels of government in...
- Advertisement -

Rwandan opposition figures jailed for 7-12 years for ‘conspiracy’

Six Rwandan opposition figures have been jailed for seven to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against...

Guinea’s Conde poised for referendum date despite protests

Guinea's President Alpha Conde is set to hold a constitutional referendum next month, government sources said, despite protests led by an opposition alliance fearful...

Opposition radio station in Benin rep. sacks all staff after govt revoke license

A radio station in Benin belonging to an exiled opponent of President Patrice Talon has sacked all its staff after authorities stopped it from...

Estranged wife of Zimbabwe VP gains custody of their 3 children

Zimbabwe vice president Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, gained custody of the couple's three children on Friday last week, as part of an...