Work permits fright …as applicants fret at closure of bank accounts
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Work permits fright …as applicants fret at closure of bank accounts

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

Johannesburg - After torturous months of uncertainty surrounding their stay in South Africa as their permits neared expiry, thousands of Zimbabweans in the country are now contending…

SADC MPs slam Libya slave trade
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SADC MPs slam Libya slave trade

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Moses Magadza Members of Parliament from the SADC Region attending the just-ended 42nd Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) in Windhoek have unanimously…

Geingob raring to go in 2018
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Geingob raring to go in 2018

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By  Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob has directed his ministers to implement what was agreed on in 2017 during Cabinet deliberations in order…

SADC launches Lesotho mission
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SADC launches Lesotho mission

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

Maseru - SADC officially launched the SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho on 2 December 2017. The Representative of the Chairperson of Organ on Politics,…

Crisis as scores of asylum seekers disappear from Bots refugee camp
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Crisis as scores of asylum seekers disappear from Bots refugee camp

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The whereabouts of more than 350 rejected asylum seekers, who were accommodated at Dukwi Refugee Camp in northern Botswana are unknown, it…

Survey tips Ramaphosa as South Africa’s next president
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Survey tips Ramaphosa as South Africa’s next president

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

Johannesburg - If the results of online and snap surveys are anything to go by, South Africans prefer Cyril Ramaphosa to be the next president of the…

Cyril receives most ANC votes
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Cyril receives most ANC votes

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of a party vote this month,…

AU-EU Summit agrees to invest in youths for a sustainable future
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AU-EU Summit agrees to invest in youths for a sustainable future

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

Abidjan - The 5th African Union-European Union Summit took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan under the overarching theme of youths.  The Summit brought together leaders from…

Islamist raids continue in Moza’s Mocimboa da Praia
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Islamist raids continue in Moza’s Mocimboa da Praia

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

Maputo – The new governor of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, Julio Parruque, has confirmed continued sporadic attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in the district of…

Stop the slavery of Africans
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Stop the slavery of Africans

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

“Anytime anyone is enslaved, or in any way deprived of his liberty, if that person is a human being, as far as I am concerned he is…

ZANU PF holds a ‘re-birth’ congress
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ZANU PF holds a ‘re-birth’ congress

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Analysts have said the ZANU–PF Congress scheduled for December 12 is set to rekindle and re-affirm the party’s revolutionary ethos that had faced…

ANC conference – what is at stake?
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ANC conference – what is at stake?

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

The December ANC conference is described as a “game changer”. Yet media commentary and political discourse is preoccupied with the “race” to elect a new ANC president…

Meals replacing minerals –  Unique agriculture the game changer for Africa’s growth
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Meals replacing minerals – Unique agriculture the game changer for Africa’s growth

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town - Agribusinesses and African smallholders have seized the US$1 trillion food market, as meals replace minerals to restart African economic development, new…

Migrant promoters, musicians spread message of  ‘One Africa’
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Migrant promoters, musicians spread message of ‘One Africa’

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Mxolisi Ncube   The crowd in the park gave out roars of approval as Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu, one of Zimbabwe’s most popular singers and actors, took…

Zim youths optimistic of brighter future
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Zim youths optimistic of brighter future

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Charity Ruzvidzo Zimbabwean youths have high expectations of economic, social and political development in the country following the swearing in of President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks…

Lobola affects family planning, safer sex practices
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Lobola affects family planning, safer sex practices

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti  Bride price (roora or lobola, as it is called in Shona and Ndebele languages in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries) is a deep-seated…

AfDB gives Namibia’s agriculture sector massive financial boost
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AfDB gives Namibia’s agriculture sector massive financial boost

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek - The cash-strapped and drought-stricken Namibian agricultural sector is set to breathe a sigh of relief after the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved…

Nam repo rate unchanged for third consecutive time
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Nam repo rate unchanged for third consecutive time

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The Namibian repo rate has remained a constant 6.75 percent for the third consecutive time this year, following a review of the…

Botswana cancels US$30 tourist levy
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Botswana cancels US$30 tourist levy

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Fearing a backlash from tourism industry stakeholders, the government of Botswana has cancelled the introduction of a US$30 tax on tourists that…

Zim’s new mining minister offers fresh hope
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Zim’s new mining minister offers fresh hope

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Kuda Bwititi, Southern Times Business Writer Harare – Zimbabwe’s new Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando, is targeting immediate growth in the sector, amid…