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Region commits to Lesotho stability
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Region commits to Lesotho stability

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has once again been called into the fray to safeguard peace and stability in the conflict-prone…

SADC leaders worry over Lesotho’s political volatility
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SADC leaders worry over Lesotho’s political volatility

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Innocent Gore recently in Ezulwini, Swaziland THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed concern at the changing political dynamics in Lesotho that have necessitated the…

SADC HIV financing project hailed
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SADC HIV financing project hailed

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Moses Magadza THE Permanent Secretary, Health Services in the Ministry of Health in Zambia, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two-year SADC-initiated project meant to advocate…

Time for Namibians to experience the next level of promised prosperity
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Time for Namibians to experience the next level of promised prosperity

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

On 21 March, Namibia celebrated its 27th independence anniversary and President Hage Geingob inspected the national guard as a proud man. He could be seen boasting as…

SADC commits to expedite industrial strategy
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SADC commits to expedite industrial strategy

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire In an article published in The Sunday Mail of September 4, 2014, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Simbarashe Mumbengegwi succinctly located President Robert Mugabe’s…

Southern African countries heave under sovereign debts
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Southern African countries heave under sovereign debts

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – SADC member states are battling hard to reduce national debts, which have plagued the economies over the years and have the potential…

SADC PF rallies MPs against GBV
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SADC PF rallies MPs against GBV

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Staff Writer JOHANNESBURG – The secretary-general of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), Dr Esau Chiviya, says the forum has begun mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) in…

Towards the ‘SADC We Want’
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Towards the ‘SADC We Want’

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi THE continental vision of the “Africa We Want” defined by the African Union as Agenda 2063 serves as an inspiration for the sub-regions to…

Dlamini: SADC belongs to the people
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Dlamini: SADC belongs to the people

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi in Mbabane, Swaziland THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) has made significant progress towards achieving its vision of a united, prosperous and integrated region.…

‘SADC has huge potential for funding own programmes’
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‘SADC has huge potential for funding own programmes’

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi in Mbabane, Swaziland Southern Africa has the potential to mobilise more than US$1.2 billion from alternative and innovative sources as part of efforts to…

Balancing SADC’s books
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Balancing SADC’s books

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Governments in the southern African region expect increased total revenue and reduced budget deficit this year, as predicted in their annual national…

Namibia banks on the success of NDP5
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Namibia banks on the success of NDP5

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By  Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – Namibia’s ministry of economic planning has expressed confidence that the 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) will have a higher success rate compared…

Lesotho goes to the polls, again …as PM Mosilili loses confidence motion
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Lesotho goes to the polls, again …as PM Mosilili loses confidence motion

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

> Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU - Political strife has thrown the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho back to the polls hardly a year after the country was ordered to…

Southern African states bank on new economic blueprints
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Southern African states bank on new economic blueprints

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK–Southern African countries are pinning their hopes on new economic plans but research reveals that they are yet to fully embrace SADC’s Protocol on…

SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi
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SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - After emerging with firm assurances from SADC, Botswana's foreign affairs minister, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi was left disappointed after only 10 states voted…

Zimbabwe, SA intensify road safety campaign
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Zimbabwe, SA intensify road safety campaign

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Harare - Road safety remains a major concern for most countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Every day, many people in the…

Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?
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Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Freedom Mupanedemo Harare - While SADC last year raised an SOS for billions of dollars to help citizens affected by an El Nino-induced drought that had…

Global surge in commodity prices: Mixed fortunes for SADC
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Global surge in commodity prices: Mixed fortunes for SADC

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa Harare- The anticipated increase in commodity prices this year is good news to some sectors of SADC economies but a forecasted surge in fuel…

Fall armyworm threatens SADC yields
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Fall armyworm threatens SADC yields

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

> Sifelani Tsiko HARARE-HEAVY rains pounding the SADC region have brought cheer to a part of the world that endured one of the worst droughts in living…

SADC tomato production under threat
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SADC tomato production under threat

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

> Mpho Tebele GABORONE- BOTSWANA’S ban on the importation of tomatoes continues, as the country battles tomato leaf miner or Tuta absoluta, which broke out at the…