Standard Bank to assist students in financial need
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Standard Bank to assist students in financial need

Staff Reporter - Jan 22, 2018

Ellen Shihepo Windhoek - Standard Bank says it will be issuing loans for students whose families can otherwise not carry the immediate financial responsibilities of tertiary education.…

AU declares 2018 anti-corruption year
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AU declares 2018 anti-corruption year

Staff Reporter - Jan 22, 2018

Harare  – The African Union (AU) said on  Monday it has declared 2018 the African anti-corruption year as the  continental body pushes to fight the vice that…

Hope for cervical patients in Zim
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Hope for cervical patients in Zim

Staff Reporter - Jan 22, 2018

Charity Ruzvidzo Zimbabwean women are expected to benefit immensely from the $500 000 cervical cancer screening machine donated by the Chinese ambassador today in Harare. Speaking at…

ED leaves for Davos
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ED leaves for Davos

Staff Reporter - Jan 22, 2018

Southern Times Reporter Harare- Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa left Harare Monday morning to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in what is a seen as…

SADC drought scare
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SADC drought scare

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Mpho Tebele Gaborone - A devastating El Niño-induced drought, which affected an estimated 40 million people across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in 2016 is…

No textbook   formula on land reform – Mnangagwa
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No textbook formula on land reform – Mnangagwa

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Timo Shihepo Windhoek - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured his Namibian counterpart Dr Hage Geingob that his administration would work towards creating its own currency as…

Mnangagwa lures Zim diasporans home
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Mnangagwa lures Zim diasporans home

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared Zimbabwe open for business and called on his countrymen and women in the diaspora to…

Herero, Nama up ante on genocide reparations
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Herero, Nama up ante on genocide reparations

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Magreth Nunuhe Okahandja – In a surprising turn of events, Germany, which has on three consecutive occasions declined to appear in a US Federal Court in 2017…

Nam’s education woes continue
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Nam’s education woes continue

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Timo Shihepo Windhoek – By this time next year, many Namibian learners who write Grade 12 examinations this year will fail to qualify for universities. There will…

AU celebrates Gawanas’ appointment as UN Advisor on Africa
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AU celebrates Gawanas’ appointment as UN Advisor on Africa

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Harare – The African Union (AU) on  Tuesday lauded the appointment of Namibian national, Bience Gawanas as  the new United Nations Special Advisor on Africa. UN secretary…

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UNHCR blasts Bots over asylum, refugees living conditions 

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on the Botswana government to release all rejected asylum-seeking children from Francistown Centre for Illegal…

Africa must increase cholera alertness . . . as outbreak kills 100 in Tanzania
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Africa must increase cholera alertness . . . as outbreak kills 100 in Tanzania

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Charity Ruzvidzo Harare – Health experts have called for urgent interventions from African leaders to address the increasing death toll induced by the cholera epidemic on the…

Address the politics of  s***hole countries
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Address the politics of s***hole countries

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

By now the whole world knows about controversial United States President Donald Trump’s distasteful and racist comments about what he called s***hole countries, when discussing immigration with…

African migrants in mixed reactions to Trump utterance
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African migrants in mixed reactions to Trump utterance

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Savious Kwinika in Johannesburg, South Africa Pretoria – Ever the divisive figure, the gaffe-prone United States (US) President Donald Trump has incurred the wrath of some African…

Cholera outbreak takes  its toll in Zambia
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Cholera outbreak takes its toll in Zambia

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – Isaac Mwansa (real name withheld) of Kanyama, a sprawling densely populated townships of about 100,000 people in the Zambian capital, was one of…

Germany-Namibia genocide talks hit snag
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Germany-Namibia genocide talks hit snag

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Henning Melber and Reinhart Kössler Namibian-German negotiations about the genocide perpetrated in the former German colony South West Africa in 1904-1908 have just entered their third year.…

2018 – Building a world Madiba would be proud of
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2018 – Building a world Madiba would be proud of

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

As we face unprecedented global challenges in 2018, Kofi Annan draws lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela, specifically the need for leaders to respect international law,…

Africa’s health challenge is a human rights issue
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Africa’s health challenge is a human rights issue

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Graça Machel Access to health is a human right. The Constitution of the World Health Organisation states that "the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health…

Africa urged to harness youth demographic dividend 
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Africa urged to harness youth demographic dividend 

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Byron Mutingwende Africa has a youth bulge and there is need for the continent to harness the demographic dividend so as to guard against future potential socio-economic…

Ethiopian Airlines to help resuscitate Zambia Airways
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Ethiopian Airlines to help resuscitate Zambia Airways

Staff Reporter - Jan 19, 2018

Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – The Zambian Government plans to revive the national carrier as part of its economic revitalisation initiative by maximising existing potential in various line…