Biometric Voter Registration exercise begins
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Biometric Voter Registration exercise begins

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Harare, September 18, 2017 (New Ziana) – The national Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise commenced on Monday on a low note as few people made their way to register under the…

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE DOUBLE TROIKA SUMMIT OF SADC HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE DOUBLE TROIKA SUMMIT OF SADC HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

1. The Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at OR Tambo Building, Department of…

What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?
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What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Zimbabwe and South Africa last week managed to douse a potential diplomatic tiff following remarks by President Mugabe that the latter was…

Lourenco blasts opposition electoral challenge
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Lourenco blasts opposition electoral challenge

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Santos Vilola Luanda - President-elect João Lourenço has criticized the country’s opposition parties’ legal  challenge of the results of elections held last month. He described the opposition…

Bots on high alert as money laundering claims escalate
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Bots on high alert as money laundering claims escalate

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Botswana is on high alert following reports that cash smugglers could have externalised more than $7 million dollars from Zimbabwe into the country.…

Lesotho army apologises failing to defend commander
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Lesotho army apologises failing to defend commander

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Billy Ntaote Maseru - With his head bowed down, a seemingly humiliated acting army commander Major General Lineo Poopa has apologised for the Lesotho Defence Force's (LDF)…

New York’s Museum of Natural History hoarding skulls of Namibian colonial victims
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New York’s Museum of Natural History hoarding skulls of Namibian colonial victims

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Four skulls of Namibian origin have been found in the City of New York’s Museum of Natural History as part of a private…

Huge sigh of relief as South Africa extends Zimbabweans’ work permits
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Huge sigh of relief as South Africa extends Zimbabweans’ work permits

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

JOHANNESBURG - The decision by the South African government to extend permits of Zimbabweans working, studying and operating businesses in the neighbouring country has come as a…

Malawi’s First Lady wears school uniform to boost girl education
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Malawi’s First Lady wears school uniform to boost girl education

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Lilongwe - It is not in a lifetime for one to see the First Lady of a country getting down to earth to wear a…

DRC refugees streaming into Zambia
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DRC refugees streaming into Zambia

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – About 1 800 refugees from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have already sought refuge in Zambia in less than a…

Namibia’s health disaster response capacity satisfactory
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Namibia’s health disaster response capacity satisfactory

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa meeting that recently took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, pooled together 47 African Ministers of Health who shared ideas on issues…

Minister frustrated with slow SME Bank prosecution
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Minister frustrated with slow SME Bank prosecution

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Namibian Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr Bernard Haufiku said he was frustrated with the slow wheels of justice in prosecuting the culprits…

Ensure we benefit from the fourth industrial revolution
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Ensure we benefit from the fourth industrial revolution

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

A few years ago in northern Namibia, a young communal farmer was talking to one of his farm employees. The conversation was about the farmer buying a…

How Walvis Bay is positioning itself to become the trade hub for Southern Africa
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How Walvis Bay is positioning itself to become the trade hub for Southern Africa

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Confidence Musariri It was in the late-nineties when former Namibian President, Sam Nujoma, began discussions around the initial plans for the US$618m twin projects at the port…

No elections in DRC as Kabila stays put
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No elections in DRC as Kabila stays put

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Despite a general strike of more than eight million people, violent clashes with various rebel groups, and a visit from the Deputy Secretary-General of the U.N, Joseph…

Ex-refugee’s high hopes for Africa
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Ex-refugee’s high hopes for Africa

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Johannesburg – After centuries relegated to the sidelines despite comprising the majority of the continent’s population, African youths are increasingly demanding space in positions of influence and…

SADC discuss migration issues
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SADC discuss migration issues

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Gugu Mahlalela Mbabane – SADC members states this past week meet in Swazi capital, for the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA)…

SADC says seized with the situation in Lesotho
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SADC says seized with the situation in Lesotho

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Kizito Sikuka A deafening silence filled the room when the newly elected Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane interrupted the opening ceremony of the 37th SADC Summit…

Lumumba calls for a ‘fair deal’ for Africa
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Lumumba calls for a ‘fair deal’ for Africa

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Marianne Thamm On 8 September, Kenyan intellectual, legal expert and scholar, Professor Patrick Loch Otiena Lumumba, delivered the fifth Onkgopotse Tiro Memorial Lecture at the University of…

SADC Mining activity improves
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SADC Mining activity improves

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Mining activity in southern Africa is gradually improving according to the latest data from various chambers of Mines in the region, this despite…