What’s happening in Zim?
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What’s happening in Zim?

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Innocent Gore Harare - Calm returned to Zimbabwe this week after the military appeared to have taken over the government earlier in the week in protest against…

War vets back army
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War vets back army

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle have backed the military’s intervention in the political affairs of the country saying the move was necessary…

DRC snubs SADC peace envoy
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DRC snubs SADC peace envoy

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under President Joseph Kabila has refused to host former Namibia’s president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, as…

Deadly plague in Madagascar similar to ebola
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Deadly plague in Madagascar similar to ebola

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

The deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar which has killed 165 people appears to be similar to the ebola outbreak, a concerned scientist has warned. Dr Derek Gatherer,…

Namibia finally moves to pass the anti-human trafficking law
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Namibia finally moves to pass the anti-human trafficking law

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - After years of procrastination, Namibia has finally moved to enact a stand-alone legislation against human trafficking in the country. The new law that…

Geingob confident of victory at congress
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Geingob confident of victory at congress

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Southern Times Writer WINDHOEK - Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has assured his supporters that his march to the ruling SWAPO Party presidency next weekend is a fait…

Moza forests under threat, warns Minister       
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Moza forests under threat, warns Minister       

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

Maputo – Forests still cover 51 percent of Mozambique, but this percentage is declining thanks to slash and burn agriculture, the exploitation of wood fuel, notably charcoal,…

Malawi on high alert over plague
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Malawi on high alert over plague

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

Malawi has been put on high alert over fears the plague, which has killed at least 140 people in Madagascar, could hit the Southern African country. It…

Malawi tests urine for TB, hopes for a faster diagnosis
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Malawi tests urine for TB, hopes for a faster diagnosis

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre - Malawi has embarked on a cost-effective, quick urine test for tuberculosis (TB), which if successfully administered could save lives. A  study conducted last year…

Let’s develop agriculture and kick hunger out of Africa
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Let’s develop agriculture and kick hunger out of Africa

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

The rainy season is once again upon us and with Southern Africa facing prospects of normal to below normal rainfall in November and December, and normal to…

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Artificial boundaries threaten intra-Africa trade, economic development

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By  Sydney Kawadza It is undeniably poignant that Africa, despite its immense wealth of natural resources, is the world’s most food-insecure continent. There are around 230 million people…

World’s food import bill rising  …FAO concerned about economic impact on poor countries
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World’s food import bill rising …FAO concerned about economic impact on poor countries

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

Rome - While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to US$1.413 trillion, a 6 percent increase…

Conservation agriculture:  Zambia’s double-edged sword against climate change and hunger
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Conservation agriculture: Zambia’s double-edged sword against climate change and hunger

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Friday Phiri Pemba - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany, for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change…

Seed banks help Zimbabwe’s farmers tackle climate change
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Seed banks help Zimbabwe’s farmers tackle climate change

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Sally Nyakanyanga Mudzi - “Seed security is food security” is something of a mantra in developing world agronomy circles. In Zimbabwe, the adage is gradually being put into action…

‘Capacitate community health workers to curb road traffic accidents’
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‘Capacitate community health workers to curb road traffic accidents’

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Mutoko – Nyakubaya Village in Mutoko was plunged into mourning recently following the tragic death of Stuart Katsomba, who was involved in a road accident…

Understanding the political underworld in Africa
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Understanding the political underworld in Africa

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni Originally the word “underworld” is used to describe the system and operations of dark and dangerous criminal organisations, religious cults sometimes and the otherworldly…

Zuma’s scandals are getting South Africans to read again
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Zuma’s scandals are getting South Africans to read again

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Lynsey Chutel South Africa’s small literary market has been lifted by one of the country’s largest political scandals. A new book detailing the “cancerous cabal” that has bankrolled…

Zambia heeds IMF advice … Reins in ‘appetite’ for borrowing
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Zambia heeds IMF advice … Reins in ‘appetite’ for borrowing

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – Zambia has heeded the cautionary note raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to arrest escalating debt by taking drastic steps to redress…

Nam ready for more investments
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Nam ready for more investments

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia is courting investors despite a recent downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s). The country was downgraded from long-term senior unsecured bond and…

De Beers throws lifeline to Botswana women
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De Beers throws lifeline to Botswana women

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - De Beers would invest 8 million Pula to support women micro-entrepreneurs in select villages in Botswana, the giant diamond producer has announced. The…