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Windhoek -- China has finally agreed to lift the argumentative clause on lumpy skin disease (LSD), which has prevented Namibia from exporting beef to that country, the former agriculture minister John Mutorwa has revealed. Mutorwa, recently appointed as the new minister of works and transport, made ...
Like a series of political detonations across the region, the liberation-movement regimes of Southern Africa are changing their leaders, their credos and their identities. Afflicted by crashing economies and sharpening clashes between the elites and grassroots, as well as between generations, these regimes ...

THE PAST two weeks have seen various changes in the structures of three Southern African governments - hopefully for the better. Namibia led the changes, with President Hage Geingob reshuffling his pack in Cabinet, followed by a re-alignment of deputy ministers. On Wednesday, reports came through ...
Like a series of political detonations across the region, the liberation-movement regimes of Southern Africa are changing their leaders, their credos and their identities. Afflicted by crashing economies and sharpening clashes between the elites and grassroots, as well as between generations, these regimes ...
It is difficult not to write about the political developments in Southern Africa at a time when South Africa is embroiled in a titanic struggle to rid itself of the Zuma factor. Over the next few months, there will be more clarity about the political direction the country will take. All indications are, however, that a ...
In an interview, Chimimba David Phiri, the Food and Agriculture Organization coordinator in Southern Africa said prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm pests have significantly dampened Southern Africa's agricultural season's cereal ...

Nov. 24, 2017: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa leaves after the presidential inauguration ceremony Zimbabwe has the potential to be a leading producer of lithium, which has so far attracted more interest than any other of its minerals, Zimbabwe's new Minister of Mines and Mining ...
Kinshasa -- Europe and Southern Africa have pledged to work together and ensure credible elections when the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes to polls hopefully at the end of the year. The commitment has been made in the DRC capital of Kinshasa where delegations from the Southern ...
"The tell-tale signs are not good for this cropping season with the combination of delayed rains and outbreaks of the fall armyworm," David Phiri, FAO's sub-regional co-ordinator for Southern Africa, said in a phone interview. "The biggest problem this year is less, overall, the fall armyworm than it is the ...
Total annual rainfall in Southern Africa doesn't seem to have changed much over the last century since measurements began. But it has become more variable: droughts and floods are more frequent than before. The region's urban authorities, industries, farmers and other citizens will have to adapt to these ...
Johannesburg -- THE long-delayed hearing of the court case against the role South African president Jacob Zuma and his government played in the closure of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal is set to be heard from Monday. Prompted by the dispossession of some ...
Rainfall in South Africa is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country. Total annual rainfall in Southern Africa doesn't seem to have changed much over the last century since measurements began. But it has become more variable: droughts ...
Commonly known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), the integrated market comprises 27 countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (comesa), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (sadc). When operational, the enlarged ...
Rainfall in South Africa is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country. Total annual rainfall in Southern Africa doesn't seem to have changed much over the last century since measurements began. But it has become more variable: droughts ...
Harare - Southern Africa's bid for the 2018 African nations Championships (CHAN) title ended at the quarter-final stage with Namibia, Zambia and Angola crashing out at that stage of the tournament, triggering a wave of mixed reactions from the three countries. The Brave Warriors of Namibia's Cinderella ...
But is it real change or just an evolution from one-man states to one-party states? By Peter Fabricius for ISS TODAY. First published by ISS Today. It was an eventful 2017 for the Southern African region. The end of an era, it seemed, as political dinosaurs shuffled off the stage. In September, Angolan ...
There is also a significant sense of reform and renewal in Southern Africa - not least by President Mnangagwa himself. "Mnangagwa is the second executive (President) for his country, I am the third President of Namibia so in SADC we have new presidents. We have new presidents in Mozambique, Zambia ...

The next six months are going to be the most demanding for the new leader of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. To say the treasury coffers are empty is an understatement. Zimbabwe has massive reserves of gold, platinum and lithium, over a dozen national parks, acres of fertile agricultural land and ...
PEPFAR-funded population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys reveal a lack of knowledge of HIV status as a major barrier to achieving global HIV targets. women in Africa.jpg. Women in Africa. New figures reveal that less than half (46.3%) of all adolescent and young girls (15-24) across seven ...
More than 2,009 cholera / AWD cases and 22 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.1%) have been reported in 7 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia. The most ...
While each country in Southern Africa has its own politics, recent developments involving presidents provide interesting contrasts across the region. Which presidents gain and lose power in 2018 - and how they do so - will have significance for the region as a whole, not least in helping determine its ...
While each country in Southern Africa has its own politics, recent developments involving presidents provide interesting contrasts across the region. Which presidents gain and lose power in 2018 - and how they do so - will have significance for the region as a whole, not least in helping determine its ...
Key Messages Most parts of the region continued experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity outcomes in December. This is an improvement from previous years, when many households experienced food deficits, requiring humanitarian assistance during this time.
Windhoek -- An approximately USD 8 billion investment in Mozambique's Coral Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development marks Mozambique's first step as a regional and global offshore natural gas producer and supplier. The landmark energy deal is the first of its kind in the country and is ...
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID's ...
Elsewhere in Southern Africa, a facebook page promoting Zambian tourism includes an image of a vehicle in a rugged setting and a slogan welcoming visitors to "(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)hole Zambia." "Where beautiful vistas and breathtaking wildlife are our trump card!" says an accompanying ...
Harare - Namibia's giant-killing act in marking their African nations Championship finals with a sensational victory over powerhouse Cote d'Ivoire in Morocco cheered the spirits of millions of neutrals across the continent and continued an impressive run by Southern African nations who rarely lose a debut ...
EU bank notes. Photo: Fluger Rene Horazny Jose/AP/SIPA retailer Steinhoff's South African lenders have backed a move to prop up its troubled European operations with liquidity from healthier South African Subsidiaries as the group scrambles to close a funding gap. A first instalment of $73m of a total ...
And while it may be tempting to think that something like bitcoin is a rich-world luxury pursuit, Zimbabweans are already proving it has a ready home in Southern Africa. The return of galloping inflation, last seen in 2008, has had many in Harare running to shelter their cash any place they can. Bitcoin prices ...
However, the measures would "simply not be enough" and the crisis had "reached a new severity necessitating a series of new emergency measures", Ms De Lille said. Much of Southern Africa has been recovering from a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, following heavy summer rains.
"Southern Africa's leaders should do more to uphold and protect human rights and meet the basic needs of all the people," said Dewa Mavhinga, Southern Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Improvements in fundamental freedoms are vital to the betterment of people's lives across Southern Africa.
Fast 8's success can be attributed to good timing -- it opened on Easter weekend with a week of school holidays left -- and the fact that Southern Africa is a sucker for action. In the top 10 films of the year, six were action films: Fast 8, Justice League, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Star wars: ...
The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction. The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third year.
"Economic dynamics in Southern Africa have set in motion the realisation that economic performance could improve to serve the broader population," Sacci said in a statement. In its view, the anticipation of more policy certainty in SA and an economic direction aimed at sustainable domestic growth could ...
As Zambia struggles to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed an estimated 65 people across the country since October 2017, cases of cholera in Malawi and Tanzania are spreading fear in the southern part of the continent. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Zambia has already called in the ...
Harare - A prolonged dry spell and an invasive crop-eating worm are set to sharply curtail harvests across the Southern African region, which could result in severe hunger for millions of people. According to a statement released on Friday by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), millions of ...
One of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa. Gem Diamonds Ltd. found the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in the country. It's a D color Type IIa diamond, which means it has very few or no nitrogen ...
One of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa. Gem Diamonds Ltd. found the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine. It's a D color Type IIa diamond, which means it has very few or no nitrogen atoms and is ...
The trial is enrolling women aged 18 to 35 in Southern Africa because they are at the highest risk of contracting the disease. Some South Africans participants have already received the vaccines. Regulatory processes are in place to conduct the study in MalawiMozambiqueZambia and Zimbabwe.
Across the majority of the region food security outcomes are stable and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2), with the exception of areas in the DRC that are projected in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through March 2018 as a result of conflict, as well as areas in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and ...
After being evicted under Robert Mugabe's regime, white farmers in Zimbabwe are coming back to their farms. With a new president in charge, the former residents are hoping for an end to cronyism and a more prosperous future. But it is unclear how far the new government will go to make this happen.
Harare -- POLITICAL uncertainty through government transitions and large scale cyber-attacks have emerged the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in the coming year. This is according to specialist global risk consultancy, Control Risks, which pointed out political instability in such countries as ...
Nights on safari are astonishingly silent--until they aren't. When the still of the savanna is shattered by a shriek, a grumble, or a roar, it can startle even the most seasoned explorer from slumber. What a relief it is, then, to find yourself at such moments in an outsized bed draped with mosquito netting and ...
South Africa and Lesotho will face off in the Mopani Cosafa Under 20 championship finals after winning their tense semi final clashes against guest teams Egypt and Uganda respectively. With a man down, South Africa had Katlego Mkatshana to thank for his lone goal at the stroke of half time which was ...
The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period January to May 2018. However, the extreme western part of Angola, Namibia, south-western part of South Africa, extreme northwest of DRC and eastern Madagascar are ...
Imogen Whittam works for the University of the Western Cape. She receives funding from the SKA SA. Partners. University of Western Cape provides support as a hosting partner of The Conversation Africa. View all partners. Republish this article. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under ...
(Vatican Radio) Southern Africa's Mini World Youth Day (MWYD) began Wednesday 6 December and will run until 10 December. Southern African Catholic bishops' Conference Communications officer, Fr. Paul Tatu CSS, in a communique sent to Vatican Radio, said about 5000 young people were ...
6 December 2017 - South Africa and Zambia remain the only two countries within COSAFA who have received two club representatives in both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup in next year's club continental tournaments. South Africa will be represented in the 2018 CAF competitions ...
After more than two decades of work excavating and restoring the oldest hominid skeleton ever discovered in Southern Africa, scientists have finally unveiled it to the public. According to CNN, the scientists involved will soon publish more than two dozen scientific papers on the last 20 years of work on the ...
From attending primary school under a tree in Burgersfort to being appointed CEO of BP Southern Africa (BPSA), Priscillah Mabelane shows what is possible with intelligence, hard work and determination. "I didn't have a 20-year plan, but I am ambitious, and I knew I wanted to end up in the C-suite," she ...


 

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