Mugabe and Dos Santos: Africa’s old men seem, finally, to be fading away
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Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Chris Saunders Soon after Zimbabwe’s army confined former President Robert Mugabe to his palatial Harare home last week – allegedly…

The world is losing the battle against child labour
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The world is losing the battle against child labour

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Daniel Gutman  Buenos Aires - The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, which drew nearly…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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,…

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…

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…

Giving a voice to Tanzania’s horror-struck albinos
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Giving a voice to Tanzania’s horror-struck albinos

Editor Southern Times - Nov 13, 2017

By  LLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania PEOPLE with albinism in Tanzania, the nation with the largest rate of the condition in…

Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers
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Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers

Editor Southern Times - Nov 13, 2017

By Claire van den Heever Lusaka - Ten Zambian women sit in a row, readjusting hairdos and smoothing skirts in…

Rebellion fears grow in eastern Congo
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Rebellion fears grow in eastern Congo

Editor Southern Times - Nov 13, 2017

By Claude Sengenya While attention has focused on the raging conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kasai in the southern Democratic…

The African challenge of knowledge freedom
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The African challenge of knowledge freedom

Editor Southern Times - Nov 10, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni There was a time in the history of Africa when Africans believed that political independence from…

Despite odds, women gain stature in African politics
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Despite odds, women gain stature in African politics

Editor Southern Times - Nov 10, 2017

By Kwamboka Oyaro UNITED NATIONS - Once in a while, Africa produces talented women politicians who, despite the odds, overcome…

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Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire recently at Tongogara Refugee Camp Located 420km from Harare on the south-eastern part of Mutare is Tongogara…

Despite odds, women gain stature in African politics
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Despite odds, women gain stature in African politics

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Kwamboka Oyaro United Nations – Once in a while, Africa produces talented women politicians who, despite the odds, overcome the…

The challenge of political succession in Africa
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The challenge of political succession in Africa

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni If anything ever works in the continent of Africa, Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Doloz argued, it works…

All hands on deck as SADC seeks lasting political solution in Lesotho
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All hands on deck as SADC seeks lasting political solution in Lesotho

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Joseph Ngwawi The Southern African community is working tirelessly to ensure that stability is restored in Lesotho, where political and…

Surplus power generation – Time for SADC to relax?
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Surplus power generation – Time for SADC to relax?

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Kizito Sikuka The improved electricity generation in southern Africa is a welcome development for the region as energy supply is…

Cervical cancer a nemesis to women
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Cervical cancer a nemesis to women

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Charity Ruzvidzo Despite the fact that cancer of the cervix is preventable, it is the commonest cause of death in…