Zimbabawe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday used his farewell speech, as outgoing chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to rant against white liberals.
He used the podium at the opening of the annual SADC summit here on Monday, … Read the rest
Mauritius appointed Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim as its first woman president on Thursday after her predecessor stepped down from the the ceremonial position last week.
“It is the first time in the history of Mauritius that a woman has acceded to … Read the rest
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe laid the blame for xenophobic violence in South Africa on whites, because he said they still owned most of the land and had most of the opportunities.
“It is a matter of the whites keeping things … Read the rest
Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled the country for the second time in a year, claiming that he was at risk of assassination after being voted out of power.
Thomas Thabane, the former prime minister, travelled to Botswana on Tuesday night … Read the rest
Ministers from South Africa and Zimbabwe have discussed mutual issues of defence and security.
They’ve pledged to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime, using intelligence agencies from both countries.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been quick to dismiss claims that … Read the rest
Other African nations should stop their citizens from migrating to South Africa to prevent violence against foreigners, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday
A wave of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has claimed seven lives in Durban and Johannesburg over … Read the rest
The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves, it said on Saturday.
In spite of the presence of 20,000 UN peacekeepers, around 50 Congolese … Read the rest
Lesotho’s prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.
Thomas Thabane fled to South Africa, whose territory surrounds Lesotho, … Read the rest
The SADC summit in Malawi has called on the international community to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe. The regional summit in Lilongwe says the July 31 elections in Zimbabwe were free and peaceful. SADC Chair Joyce Banda has commended Zimbabwe for … Read the rest
Southern African leaders opened an annual summit Saturday endorsing disputed elections in Zimbabwe that extended President Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule by another five years.
“Congratulations to comrade Robert Mugabe for conducting peaceful elections,” said the incoming head of the Southern … Read the rest
Cabinet has congratulated the Zimbabwean government for their successful parliamentary and local elections, but would not make any early pronouncements on whether the elections were free and fair.
Zanu-PF’s long standing leader, Robert Mugabe, won the presidential poll with 61% … Read the rest
by Susan Njanji
International unease mounted Sunday over the re-election of Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe in polls denounced by Zimbabwe’s opposition as “stolen”.
Mugabe, 89, in power since 1980, trounced his long-standing rival Morgan Tsvangirai in Wednesday’s polls with … Read the rest
Vote counting was underway in Zimbabwe’s tightly fought election Wednesday, amid high turnout and accusations of rigging by President Robert Mugabe’s allies who wish to extend his 33-year rule.
The 89-year-old Mugabe is Africa’s oldest leader and is running for … Read the rest
In May 2000, the respected international weekly magazine The Economist published a provocative lead article describing Africa as “the hopeless continent”.
To illustrate the hopelessness, the magazine picked several of Africa’s cities as case studies. Among those cities was Freetown, … Read the rest