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Guebuza mocks Mugabe

19 August 2014 | 7672 Views
OUTGOING Mozambican president light-heartedly teased President Robert Mugabe at the just-ended SADC meeting in Victoria Falls saying the Zimbabwean leader was the only one to have attended all of the ...

by Staff reporter

Ebola doctor who came back from the dead

19 August 2014 | 2714 Views
Dr Melvin Korkor may have survived an Ebola infection, but the stigma surrounding the disease means he faces a constant challenge educating the public about the deadly outbreakDr Melvin Ko...

by Staff Reporter

Sadc struggling to raise $500 billion

19 August 2014 | 818 Views
Regional bloc Sadc is battling to raise $500 billion required to implement the 2007 Infrastructure Development Masterplan, touted as the panacea to the region dilapidated infrastructure. ...

by Staff reporter

Ian Khama to deputise Mugabe

19 August 2014 | 1875 Views
Botswana President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama was yesterday elected new deputy SADC chair while South African president Jacob Zuma landed the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and S...

by Staff reporter

Sadc court returns under new protocol

19 August 2014 | 803 Views
THE 34th Ordinary Sadc Summit has adopted a new protocol to re-establish the bloc's court that was disbanded in 2010 after Harare protested against its biased rulings that sought to reverse the land r...

by Patrick Chitumba

Zimbabwean murdered in SA mob attack

19 August 2014 | 2391 Views
A 20-year-old Zimbabwean man died following an attack by an angry South African mob at Tshikota village in Makhado, Limpopo province, in a suspected xenophobic attack.South African provincial ...

by Mashudu Netsianda

'Zuma musn't turn Sadc into a market for SA's products,' says Mugabe

18 August 2014 | 5913 Views
Robert Mugabe has said Jacob Zuma should cooperate with other SADC countries instead of trying to turn the region into a market for SA's products. South African President Jacob Zuma and Namibi...

by Owen Gagare, Everson Mushava

Generations will continue, says SABC

18 August 2014 | 3669 Views
Johannesburg - The SABC has reassured viewers that Generations will continue.On Monday 16 striking Generations cast members, made up mainly of principal actors, were fired after failing t...

by Staff reporter

Striking Generations actors fired en-masse

18 August 2014 | 4265 Views
Striking Generations stars have been fired with immediate effect, according to reports.Eyewitness News reported on Monday that Mfundi Vundla, executive producer and creator of Generations, has...

by Staff reporter

'Be grateful,' Mugabe tells Sadc

18 August 2014 | 2424 Views
President Robert Mugabe on Sunday took over as chairperson of regional political-socio-economic grouping Sadc and immediately laid down the law, asserting his authority with a call for member-states t...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe urges Sadc countries to reduce dependence on aid

17 August 2014 | 1147 Views
President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land.Mugabe, Africa's o...

by Reuters

Mugabe won't use Sadc chair to settle old scores

17 August 2014 | 1565 Views
The incoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe moved at the weekend to quell down speculation that he would use his new position as Sad...

by Ray Ndlovu

Kapenta fish war turns ugly

17 August 2014 | 1950 Views
LAKE Kariba is at the centre of an acrimonious fight over fishing rights pitting Zimbabwean fishermen and their Zambian counterparts, with locals accusing the northern neighbours of crossing into thei...

by Vusumuzi Dube and Stanford Chiwanga

Mugabe assumes Sadc chair

17 August 2014 | 788 Views
President Mugabe has taken over as Sadc chairperson and immediately implored the region to fund its activities if the regional bloc is to own them.Outgoing chairperson and Malawian President P...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Jacob Zuma arrives in Zimbabwe for SADC summit

16 August 2014 | 1409 Views
South Africa President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Zimbabwe on Saturday for the 34th ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit, the presidency said."His excellency President ...

by Sapa

Guard rapes child to death

16 August 2014 | 3567 Views
Police in Nigeria have arrested a 22-year-old security guard, identified as Gideon Musa, for raping a nine-year-old girl to death in the state capital.According to reports, the suspect, wh...

by Staff reporter

Call for Sadc to financially assist Zimbabwe

16 August 2014 | 1239 Views
The Sadc People's Summit kicked off at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds in Bulawayo yesterday amid calls for the regional bloc to assist Zimbabwe with funds to weather the economic ch...

by Staff reporter

SA xenophobic threats, Zimbabweans on high alert

16 August 2014 | 2609 Views
Zimbabweans living in South Africa are on high alert following threats of xenophobic attacks by locals reportedly set for today, The Zimbabwe Mail reported.The move was allegedly inspired ...

by Staff reporter

'Sadc will use force against any armed rebellion'

16 August 2014 | 828 Views
THE Southern African Development Committee will not hesitate to use force against any armed rebellion bent on destabilising any of its member states, the director of the bloc's Organ on Politics, Defe...

by Patrick Chitumba

Suspected Johannesburg Ebola patient tested negative

15 August 2014 | 866 Views
Tests on the first suspected case of Ebola in Johannesburg have come back negative, DA Gauteng Health spokesman said on Thursday.Earlier in the day, Bloom claimed he had received informati...

by Staff reporter

Sadc NGOs challenge Mugabe

15 August 2014 | 1228 Views
SOUTHERN Africa civil society organisations (CSOs) have challenged incoming Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairperson, President Robert Mugabe, to push for transparency and accountabi...

by Staff reporter

Garage armed robbery caught on camera - Video

14 August 2014 | 2917 Views
CCTV footage of an armed robbery that took place early on Sunday morning at the The Reeds garage in Centurion  has been acquired by Beeld newspaper and placed on YouTube.The 4 minute vide...

by Staff reporter

Xenophobia on the rise in SA's Gauteng - survey

14 August 2014 | 3121 Views
Johannesburg - Levels of xenophobia and intolerance of foreigners is increasing in Gauteng, a survey released on Thursday found."Thirty-five percent of all respondents said [we should] sen...

by Sapa

ZCTU takes swipe at Swaziland PM

14 August 2014 | 1116 Views
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has castigated the Prime Minister of Swaziland Sibusiso Dlamini for threatening trade unionists from his country who attended the United States-Africa ...

by Staff reporter

Man forces girlfriend to eat her own poo

14 August 2014 | 3196 Views
A 36-year-old man allegedly burnt his girlfriend's face and private parts with an electric cattle prod.The 29-year-old woman from Mahlabathini in QwaQwa, SA, had asked for money and she says a...

by Staff reporter

Single currency for Sadc countries

14 August 2014 | 2900 Views
SADC is likely to miss the 2018 deadline to introduce a single currency meant to cement regional economic integration, the bloc's director of trade and investments Boitumelo Gofhamodimo said yesterday...

by Patrick Chitumba

SA-based Zimbabweans heave sigh of relief

14 August 2014 | 2196 Views
ZIMBABWEANS living in South Africa have commended the host government for introducing a new three-year permit for those wishing to study or work in that country.In separate interviews yesterda...

by Thupeyo Muleya

The new special dispensation permit and what it means for Zimbabweans in SA

13 August 2014 | 4958 Views
When tougher  new immigration rules were first announced by the South African government earlier this year they sparked panic and uncertainty among many Zimbabwean expats living and working in th...

by Sintha Chiumia and Anim van Wyk

Sierra Leone President Disappointed With International Community Over Ebola

13 August 2014 | 632 Views
Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 11th August expressed serious disappointment with the slow response of the international community towards the fight against the Ebola virus d...

by Staff Reporter

South Africa Deputy President is a murderer - protesters

12 August 2014 | 3193 Views
Several protesters yelled at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa again on Tuesday afternoon as he gave evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry."Murderer", "Buffalo head", "Killer", "Sell-out...

by Sapa

Only current permit holders will be eligible for SA permit - Video

12 August 2014 | 8399 Views
The Minister of Home Affairs Hon Malusi Gigaba has announced a new permit regime for holders of the DZP permits issued 4 years ago. Only those that were granted special permits will now apply online ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Special Dispensation permits launched in SA

12 August 2014 | 10677 Views

by Malusi Gigaba

Robert Mugabe to assume AU chairmanship

12 August 2014 | 2172 Views
President Robert Mugabe, will assume chairmanship of the Africa Union (AU) next year, in addition to holding the post of SADC chair.This was learnt when Zanu-PF national chairman Ambassador S...

by Lulu Brenda Harris

Xhosa tribal fashion goes global

12 August 2014 | 2224 Views
Laduma Ngxokolo is taking his tribal traditions and creating an international business.It is not every day that a designer showcasing at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg for the ...

by Taurai Maduna BBC News

7 Zimbabweans held in SA with explosives

12 August 2014 | 2218 Views
SOUTH African police, last Friday, arrested seven Zimbabweans for smuggling into the neighbouring country explosives, detonators and blasting cartridges said to be used in bank robberies.Polic...

by Staff reporter

Malayitsha held in SA with 24 illegal Ethiopians

12 August 2014 | 2554 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN cross border transporter was arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday carrying 24 undocumented Ethiopians to an unknown destination.Traffic police stopped the 16-seater white Toyo...

by Staff reporter

Sock found inside child's stomach

12 August 2014 | 2941 Views
25-year-old Lorraine Mpunzi from Boksburg, Ekurhuleni was heartbroken when she heard her three-month-old baby had died at creche on 7 July, 2014, but worse was yet to come.Baby Ashley was take...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe readies for Sadc chairmanship

12 August 2014 | 999 Views
Zimbabwe will ensure that it promotes, articulates and safeguards Sadc's principles and programmes when it assumes the regional body's chair at the 34th Sadc Summit to be held in Victoria Falls on Sun...

by Farirai Machivenyika

Eight Chinese quarantined in Sierra Leone

11 August 2014 | 1576 Views
Freetown - Eight Chinese medical workers who treated patients suffering from the deadly Ebola virus have been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone, the Chinese ambassador in Freetown said on Monday....

by Staff Reporter

South Africa's radical Zimbabwe-style economic plan

11 August 2014 | 2938 Views
Johannesburg - Local mining houses may be forced to give up 49 percent of their companies to blacks if the Gauteng ANC's plans to table a policy proposal that recommends Zimbabwe-style ownership laws ...

by Mogomotsi Magome

Wedding plans in disarray, bride's dad ordered to pay

09 August 2014 | 5210 Views
Plans for a wedding are in disarray after the bride's father was asked to pay a fee for her having a child out of wedlock.The woman's father Sbangani Mthethwa (50), refuses to pay saying he wa...

by Staff reporter

White students disciplined for imitating 'Sarah Baartman'

09 August 2014 | 4252 Views
Two white students from the University of Pretoria (UP) who were photographed in domestic worker outfits and smeared with black paint have been temporarily suspended from their residences, the instit...

by Staff reporter

Nigeria declares state of emergency

08 August 2014 | 2215 Views
Abuja - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak in Africa's most populous country, and he approved $11.6m of emergency funds to c...

by Staff Reporter

Undocumented foreigners held in South Africa

08 August 2014 | 3938 Views
Johannesburg - Twenty-four Ethiopian men were taken to Brixton police station after they were found without documentation, the home affairs department said on Friday.The men were caught in Bra...

by Sapa

Pistorius 'refuses to take any responsibility for his actions'

07 August 2014 | 3185 Views
Pretoria, South Africa - Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius does not take responsibility for his actions and is always the victim, the State argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday."It...

by Staff Reporter

Zim to withdraw peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola fears

06 August 2014 | 1566 Views
Zimbabwe has resolved to withdraw its uniformed forces on the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia, which has been hit by the deadly Ebola virus, that has also spread to other West African countries....

by Staff Reporter

Men ambushed, undressed, forced to undergo circumcisions

05 August 2014 | 4450 Views
A dozen men are ambushed, undressed and forced to undergo circumcisions in Kenya after their wives complained that they were not as good in bed as circumcised men.The 12 men, from the Luo, Tur...

by Staff reporter

SA-based Zimbabwean migrants in 'crisis moment'

05 August 2014 | 5699 Views
As South African-based Zimbabweans await Pretoria's decision on their special residence permits, community leaders have said their situation has reached a 'crisis moment' with some of the documents ha...

by Mthulisi Mathuthu

'Mugabe among sub-Saharan Africa's worst leaders'

05 August 2014 | 2596 Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been ranked among sub-Saharan Africa's 26 worst leaders in a poll released yesterday by Gallup, an American research organisation that studies approval rates for president...

by Staff reporter

'Nothing African about Obama's America-Africa summit,' says Mugabe's Zanu-PF

05 August 2014 | 2457 Views
Zanu-PF says the America-Africa summit which is aimed at promoting the United States' economic, military and security has nothing for the ordinary people of Africa.The party's Secretary fo...

by Staff reporter

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