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Southern African News aggregated from diverse sources, including Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa & other regional newspapers.

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  • South Africa: Legendary Musician Johnny Clegg Dies
    on 16/07/2019 at 18:17

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -South African music legend Johnny Clegg has died, aged 66. Clegg, described as one of the country's most celebrated sons, was suffering from pancreatic cancer since 2015. […]

  • Mozambique: Assembly Votes to Criminalise Child Marriage
    on 16/07/2019 at 16:51

    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday voted unanimously to criminalise child marriage. […]

  • Mozambique: Renamo Vows to Use Legal Means to Overturn Gaza Voter Registration
    on 16/07/2019 at 15:17

    [AIM] Maputo -Venancio Mondlane, the national election agent of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, declared on Monday that Renamo will use all possible means permitted by the country's laws and Constitution, to overturn what it regards as a fundamentally flawed and manipulated voter registration. […]

  • Malawi: Chakwera Says People Free to Join Demos
    on 16/07/2019 at 14:01

    [Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is still urging all well-meaning Malawians to continue protesting, praying, fasting against the May 21 vote as the nation waits for the truth to come out which they believe the courts will deliver in due course. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Reformer Mnangagwa Leaves U.S. Unsure
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:26

    [New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's reforms anchored on his short-term policy, the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) could resolve most of Zimbabwe's structural problems, his most vocal foreign critic the United States (US) has said. […]

  • Malawi: Unicef Commends Govt For Reducing Vitamin A Deficiency
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:24

    [Nyasa Times] United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday commended the Ministry of Health and Population for its efforts in reducing the number of children deficient in vitamin A from 51 percent to 3 percent. […]

  • Zimbabwe: National Railways Targets Mining Engineering to Spur Turnaround
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:23

    [New Zimbabwe] The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)'s engineering unit, Inter-Rail -Tech is hoping to clinch lucrative deals in mining equipment manufacturing and repairing at this year's Mining, Engineering and Transport exhibition (Mine Entra) which kicks off in Bulawayo on Wednesday. […]

  • South Africa: Former President Zuma Tells State Capture Inquiry of Death Threats
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:11

    [News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that death threats have been made against him and his children, following his appearance on Monday. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Ironic - Cyclone Idai Bring Cheer to Chimanimani Tourism
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:06

    [New Zimbabwe] Chimanimani -Five months after a devastating tropical cyclone ripped through south-eastern Manicaland killing more than 400 and leaving some 40 000 homeless as well as trail of destruction, the tourism industry in this part of Zimbabwe is slowly picking up the pieces. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Widow Who Lost U.S.$63 000 to Buyanga Still Fighting
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:04

    [New Zimbabwe] A Harare widow is up in arms with South Africa based businessman Frank Buyanga, accusing him of selling her a stand he fraudulently acquired for US$63 000. […]

  • Malawi: Mysterious Deaths' of Electoral Officials Shock Rights Watchdog
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:02

    [Nyasa Times] The civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have announced fresh demonstrations to be held on Friday July 19 to press for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Introduce Electronic Registry On HIV Drugs Dispensation, Govt Told
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:01

    [New Zimbabwe] Government has been urged to introduce an electronic registry system in the dispensation of anti retroviral drugs from local health institutions to curb double dipping and abuse. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Sikhala Release a Sign He Is Innocent - Opposition
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:51

    [New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has embarked on a campaign to silence critics by arresting opposition leaders on "trumped up charges", MDC secretary general Charlton Hwende has said. […]

  • Zimbabwe: 'Over 30 000 People Face Eviction to Pave Way for Mining Initiatives'
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:47

    [New Zimbabwe] An estimated 30 000 people in six communities countrywide are set to be displaced to pave way for new mining initiatives without compensation, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance has said. […]

  • Malawi: Mutharika Fanning Flame of Anger in People - Activist Kapito
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:40

    [Nyasa Times] The renowned human rights and consumer activist, John Kapito has added his voice to the growing concerns over the damage the political demonstrations are causing on both public and private property including loss of business and has appealed to President Peter Mutharika to take conciliatory tone to help end post-election impasse. […]

  • Namibia: Suspected Poachers Arrested in Zambezi Region
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:34

    [Namibian] Two suspected poachers were arrested on Monday night after they were found in possession of a crocodile skin in Kongola area of the Zambezi region. […]

  • Namibia: Tough Times Push for Entrepreneurial Creativity
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:33

    [Namibian] With the country still facing tough times, it is imperative that entrepreneurs come up with innovative and creative ways to survive. […]

  • Angola: President Sacks and Appoints Ambassadors
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:30

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Republic, Joao Lourenço, Monday dismissed the Angolan ambassadors to Poland, Gabon, Egypt and Hungary. […]

  • South Africa: Minimal Decline in AIDS-Related Deaths Worries MSF
    on 16/07/2019 at 11:05

    [MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the minimal decline in mortality due to AIDS-related diseases since 2014 despite welcoming the progress made in the HIV fight especially with communities at the centre. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Power Blackouts Trigger Turmoil in Telecom Sector
    on 16/07/2019 at 10:09

    [263Chat] Zimbabwe's mobile network connectivity was in a bad state over the last weekend, with callers and the transacting public reporting challenges in making calls and getting mobile money transactions to go through. […]

  • South Africa: Young South Africans Want to Farm. but the System Isn't Ready for Them
    on 16/07/2019 at 10:04

    [The Conversation Africa] Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average - 62% of South Africans between 15 and 35 years are unemployed and of these 60% have never been employed. […]

  • Zimbabwe: We'll Not Tolerate Violence - Shiri
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:56

    [The Herald] Zanu-PF party Politburo member Cde Perrance Shiri has called on members not to be swayed by opposition elements who want to make the country ungovernable through demonstrations. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Local Currency to Spur Industry - Minister Ndlovu
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:56

    [The Herald] Government is confident the adoption of a local currency by the country's monetary authorities has potential to spur industrial growth to 60 percent and boost exports. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Govt Slaps Down Varsity Fee Hikes
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:56

    [The Herald] Government has warned universities against raising fees with without its approval, amid reports that some varsities countrywide had yesterday attempted to unilaterally hike fees. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Magistrate Blasts Anti-Corruption Prosecutors
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:28

    [The Herald] Harare magistrate Mr Nyasha Vitorini yesterday blasted anti-corruption prosecutors for lack of seriousness when the State applied for the postponement of former National Social Security Authority (NSSA) general manager Elizabeth Chitiga's case involving $31 million. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Sell ICT Vision, Kazembe Tasks New Envoys
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:28

    [The Herald] The Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Kazembe Kazembe yesterday met some ambassadors-designate and underscored the need for them to sell Zimbabwe's technology vision in their countries of deployment. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Mushekwi Packs His Bags in China
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:28

    [The Herald] Zimbabwe international striker Nyasha Mushekwi has left his Chinese Super League football club -- Dalian Yifang -- to play in the lower tier league there. […]

  • South Africa: Subsidies Keeping the Fossil Fuel Industry Afloat Should Be Put to Better Use
    on 16/07/2019 at 07:57

    [The Conversation Africa] Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate movements most influential thinkers, whose seminal book on climate change was subtitled Capitalism vs. the Climate. She is one of many voices identifying capitalism as the cause of climate change. […]

  • Lesotho: Drought Breeds Multi-Faceted Crises for Border Communities
    on 16/07/2019 at 07:34

    [Lesotho Times] The recent El-Nino induced drought has spawned a multi-faceted crisis for Basotho communities in the border areas with South Africa who are often forced to illegally graze their livestock in the neighbouring country. […]

  • South Africa: What Zuma Said At Day 1 of State Capture Inquiry
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:28

    [News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma kicked off his testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry looking into state capture on Monday by discussing some of the allegations against him and his relationship with the Gupta family. […]

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