SADC condemns killing of its soldiers in DRC
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SADC condemns killing of its soldiers in DRC

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - SADC has condemned the killing of 15 soldiers belonging to its Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), serving under the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation…

Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, dangerous
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Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, dangerous

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Mashupye Herbert Maserumule South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated African National Congress (ANC) 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s…

ZANU-PF embraces new party regalia
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ZANU-PF embraces new party regalia

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Long used to long time ruler Robert Mugabe donning all party regalia and all paraphernalia, ZANU-PF is for the first time set to…

Zim and Bots seek improved relations
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Zim and Bots seek improved relations

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

Harare – Zimbabwe and Botswana will in the next few months work on several co-operation agreements as the two countries seek to rekindle and deepen bilateral ties,…

Experts urge infrastructure development to create jobs in Africa
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Experts urge infrastructure development to create jobs in Africa

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Magret Nunuhe Windhoek – If Africa is to achieve the desired economic growth envisioned by the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, it will have to provide employment…

SADC food security under threat  … as more vicious fall armyworm detected
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SADC food security under threat … as more vicious fall armyworm detected

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – African countries are bracing for another pest calamity following the detection of more vicious swarms of fall army worms that have invaded…

DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on ‘Blue Helmets’ in recent history
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DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on ‘Blue Helmets’ in recent history

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres…

Zambian authorities reverse night driving ban
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Zambian authorities reverse night driving ban

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – The Zambia government last week lifted an interdict on night driving, following a flurry of complaints from the business sector that the…

Debate, controversy on electoral bill rages on in Malawi …. As PAC threatens protest over parliament dilly-dallying
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Debate, controversy on electoral bill rages on in Malawi …. As PAC threatens protest over parliament dilly-dallying

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga There has been drama and pressure on the government of Malawi over a bill proposing the amendment of the electoral system, especially in the…

Zimbabweans urged to donate blood ahead of festive season
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Zimbabweans urged to donate blood ahead of festive season

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By  Charity Ruzvidzo Harare - The Ministry of Health and Child Care has called upon the public to donate blood ahead of the festive season, as the…

Lets make 2018 count
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Lets make 2018 count

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

2017 will go down in the history books as an eventful year for SADC. By December 2016, the region was still facing a severe drought that threatened…

2017: The year the DRC would like to forget
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2017: The year the DRC would like to forget

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Reuben Loffman For the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2017 was a disaster. Presidential and legislative elections were delayed, the violence in Kasai intensified, a long-standing…

Verwoerd in Jerusalem
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Verwoerd in Jerusalem

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Michael Bueckert US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sparked international concern that a two-state solution for Israel and…

FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation –  Why the upgrade matters
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FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation – Why the upgrade matters

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Frank Mattheis & John Kotsopoulos African and European heads of government gathered last week in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for their 5th summit since 2000. For the…

Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply …. 37 countries require external assistance for food
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Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply …. 37 countries require external assistance for food

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

Rome - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new…

Africa seeks peace on its own terms … As CRITICS of UN peacekeeping missions grow
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Africa seeks peace on its own terms … As CRITICS of UN peacekeeping missions grow

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Sylvain Keller United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions are ubiquitous on the African continent despite growing critics of inefficacy. Peacekeepers work in cooperation with African military troops…

Catch them young: end gender based violence
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Catch them young: end gender based violence

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Charity Ruzvidzo More often than not, one’s upbringing plays a major role in moulding behaviour, character and attitude later in life when they become an adult.…

The rest of the world has woken up… but migrants are still sleepwalking into Libya slave markets
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The rest of the world has woken up… but migrants are still sleepwalking into Libya slave markets

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

While the West has reacted with outrage to video evidence of Libyan slave markets, potential victims themselves remain unaware of the dangers they face. Aid agencies and…

Are Namibian SOEs suffocating women?
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Are Namibian SOEs suffocating women?

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Since 2013 Namibia’s ruling party Swapo has been striving for greater women representation at all levels of leadership. The party amended its…

Namibian economy to recover in three years – IMF
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Namibian economy to recover in three years – IMF

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Namibia’s economy to recover over a period of three years, thanks to new mines ramping up…