Liberation parties brace for elective congresses
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Liberation parties brace for elective congresses

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - At least three governing parties in the SADC region are bracing for elective congresses by year-end meant to reconstitute their top…

Namibia needs US$30 billion for climate change mitigation
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Namibia needs US$30 billion for climate change mitigation

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia will be forced to use money earmarked for other projects if the country cannot secure US$30 billion needed to combat climate…

Agreement reached on DRC roadmap – Zuma
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Agreement reached on DRC roadmap – Zuma

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

SADC chair and South African President Jacob Zuma says an agreement has been reached regarding the roadmap that will lead to the elections in the Democratic Republic…

AU hold follow-up meeting on implementation of Agenda 2063
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AU hold follow-up meeting on implementation of Agenda 2063

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - Members of the African Union (AU) Ministerial Follow-Up Committee on the implementation of Agenda 2063 and its flagship programmes held a two-day…

Botswana wants to kick out refugees
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Botswana wants to kick out refugees

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The future of refugees from the region who are accommodated at Dukwi Refugee Camp in northern Botswana hangs in the balance as…

Health scare as anthrax may spread across the region
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Health scare as anthrax may spread across the region

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The Southern African region has been warned to brace itself for the spread of anthrax which has killed more than 100 hippos…

Mutharika engages “victims” of blood suckers  ….. as he calls for calm amid qualms
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Mutharika engages “victims” of blood suckers ….. as he calls for calm amid qualms

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Penelope Paliani- Kamanga MULANJE - IN what is a first in Malawi’s history amidst fears of "blood suckers", President Peter Mutharika this week held public inquiries…

Africa women, youths can unleash continent’s potential – UN SG
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Africa women, youths can unleash continent’s potential – UN SG

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the…

OR Tambo R5 coins go into circulation
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OR Tambo R5 coins go into circulation

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

PRETORIA - South Africans will soon get their hands on the new R5 coins bearing the face of struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo in the year that…

Zuma launches OR Tambo Heritage Site House in Zambia
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Zuma launches OR Tambo Heritage Site House in Zambia

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

LUSAKA - President Jacob Zuma has said the OR Tambo Heritage Site House that he launched in Chelston, Lusaka, last week provides a great opportunity for research…

More robust measures needed on climate change
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More robust measures needed on climate change

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

It was former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2015, said: “Climate change has happened because of…

Forgotten animal given spotlight … as China scrambles for African donkeys
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Forgotten animal given spotlight … as China scrambles for African donkeys

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – The almost forgotten beast of burden  - the donkey - is finally getting global attention and this is thanks to China. After…

Namibia’s Himba embrace modernisation
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Namibia’s Himba embrace modernisation

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

For decades the Himba tribe in Namibia cherished a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle in search of pastures for their livestock, a symbol of wealth, living and well-being hence…

‘I have chosen forgiveness over blood’ …Rwandan genocide survivor tells his tale
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‘I have chosen forgiveness over blood’ …Rwandan genocide survivor tells his tale

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By JEAN KASSONGO and MTHULISI SIBANDA in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA - HE may be nowhere near the global stature of his hero Nelson Mandela but Willy Ngarambe,…

‘Opportunity of the century up for grabs’ – COMESA secretary-general
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‘Opportunity of the century up for grabs’ – COMESA secretary-general

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

 Sindiso Ngwenya, secretary-general of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), has been perhaps the continent’s staunchest champion of expanding free trade across Africa. He…

Interconnected railways needed in Africa
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Interconnected railways needed in Africa

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Transnet, South Africa’s main operator of ports, railway and pipelines is ready to expand and diversify its operations into new geographical locations in Africa, says…

IMF team heads to Zimbabwe
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IMF team heads to Zimbabwe

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Southern Times Writer Harare - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to resume its re-engagement with Zimbabwe when a team from the global monetary body…

Continental progress receives much needed attention
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Continental progress receives much needed attention

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town - “A prosperous African continent is one where the different national economies are seamlessly integrated and the economic and social participation of…

South Africa mining, manufacturing growth defy market expectations
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South Africa mining, manufacturing growth defy market expectations

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

Johannesburg, (CAJ News) - SOUTH Africa’s mining and manufacturing sectors have increased outputs thereby defying prevailing economic challenges and market expectations. Mining production in August rose by…

Zambia’s economic diversification gets World Bank, IMF backing
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Zambia’s economic diversification gets World Bank, IMF backing

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Zambia’s diversification of the economy from traditional copper mining into maximising potential in other sectors has received a fillip with the World…