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Malawi is world's best investment destination, billionaire president of Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) Dr Shepherd Bushiri has told Japanese investors. Dr Bushiri made the statement Thursday afternoon in Johanesburg, South Africa, during the Japan-Malawi Investment Forum. He was invited by the ...
The United Nations last October gave the DRC its highest disaster classification, on a par with Syria and Yemen, with which it vies in a dismal league of global catastrophes. The toppling of Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe and events in Angola may have created a glimmer of hope for long-suffering ...

The Primate of Southern Africa, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has written to the bishops of the province asking them to establish diocesan advisory teams to handle allegations of abuse. He is also “urgently consulting more widely on how the Church can not only act more effectively, but be ...
Mineral beneficiation remains an important ambition on SADC's agenda and the SADC Protocol on Mining states that the industry is one of strategic importance in Southern Africa. Roughly half of the world's vanadium, platinum and diamonds originates in the region, along with 36 percent of its gold and 20 ...
Several countries in the region have been affected by the drought conditions experienced between December 2017 and January 2018. Cropping activities and crop conditions have been adversely affected, indicating reduced prospects for 2018 seasonal production in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, ...
The ruins of ancients cities are more common in North Africa. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh). Share. Written by. Karim Sadr, University of the Witwatersrand. March 17, 2018 Quartz africa. There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of ...

MICROSOFT and Zensar are set to make inroads in the growth areas of cloud, digital, big data, analytics, cyber-security and ecommerce in Southern Africa. This follows Zensar's extension of its managed partner relationship with Microsoft in South Africa in the Global Systems Integrator (GSI) market.
Whenever we buy processed food, we are putting our faith in a long production line that we normally know very little about. How exactly are the ingredients in a supermarket hot dog sourced and treated? Many people would rather not know! Yet this trust which we all place in the providers of our food is a ...
Namibia's personable deputy prime minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, will be in pole position to become the country's next head of state following her expected election as vice-president of the ruling SWAPO party in November 2017. Every party vice-president has gone on to be SWAPO candidate for ...
The winds of change blowing across parts of Southern Africa have also held promise for the mining industry. Better commodity prices, an improved political outlook for South Africa and Zimbabwe and a greater appetite for investment has prompted new leads and partnerships since the Investing in African ...
The winds of change blowing across parts of Southern Africa have also held promise for the mining industry. Better commodity prices, an improved political outlook for South Africa and Zimbabwe and a greater appetite for investment has prompted new leads and partnerships since the Investing in African ...
State-owned pharmaceutical company Ketlaphela Pharmaceutical has released an expression of interest through which it is “seeking suitable experienced pharmaceutical companies or consortiums to partner with in order to supply essential medicines to South Africa and the region at large.” The partner ...
Bird flu outbreaks have far-reaching negative impacts on commercial poultry production in Southern Africa, as the sector has grown significantly in recent years, employing hundreds of thousands of people. In the SADC Region, Avian Influenza has so far hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South ...
Maize is the main staple and cereal crop. Maize crop failures in the region have historically had significant impact on food security. Erratic rainfall, high temperatures and persistent Fall Armyworm infestation lower cereal crop production prospects for 2018 in Southern Africa. In the absence of consistent ...
Khoza dedicated her life to the African National Congress (ANC), believing it was the only party to bring about change in a divided country. But she lost faith in the ANC and was one of Jacob Zuma's most vocal critics inside the party and parliament. In August she defied the ANC line and publicly called on ...
More than 8,459 cholera / AWD cases and 150 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.8%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, ...
12118.HR On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa promised “a new beginning” for the party and the country under his watch. But Ramaphosa ...

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in southern Africa carries out humanitarian activities in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 2017, the ICRC assisted vulnerable migrants to contact their relatives. Our teams ...
PRETORIA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) warns that food insecurity is set to rise again in southern Africa as dry weather conditions and high temperatures reduce harvests. Malawi and Zimbabwe will be the hardest hit. The FAO says poor rains and hot temperatures ...
Cummins Southern Africa announced a positive outlook for 2018 in the Southern African region. Indicators are consolidating for the company's key markets where an increase in mining activity, equipment rebuilds, the appreciation of the oil price and the progress of major infrastructure and power projects ...
The annual floods and cyclone season in Southern Africa (October - May) has already impacted some 234,200 people. In Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone Ava, which made landfall on 5 January 2018, caused fatalities, displacement of people, damage to infrastructure and flooding of thousands of hectares ...
26 February 2018, Rome - Poor rains and hot temperatures triggered water stress and adversely affected crop development in several areas of Southern Africa, FAO said today. While cereal stocks in the region are ample, the spell of dry weather and erratic rains earlier in the season signals multiple risks to ...
Cape Town has become the latest poster child of drought in the Southern African region. The dramatic declaration of Day Zero—the date on which the taps are turned off—has caught the attention of the world. Indeed, in light of this looming deadline, now set for July 7 of this year, the city is facing the ...
JOHANNESBURG - Across Southern Africa, courageous people and activists refused to give in to government repression and took to the streets to claim their human rights under difficult circumstances, Amnesty International said on Thursday. “2017 was a terrible year for human rights in Southern Africa.
The Green Anglicans network in southern Africa is partnering with a number of ecumenical bodies to create a Creation Care movement in the region. Some 28 Anglicans from eight countries attended a Creation Care and the Gospel Workshop in South Africa recently, organised by Lausanne / World ...
Black Panther director and scriptwriter Ryan Coogler was determined to make the film's fictional setting of Wakanda a positive image of Africa. African audiences have rewarded this vision by making it the highest grossing film in southern, East and West Africa ever. The hype surrounding the film was ...
They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy ...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) expects real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the Southern African region to improve to 2% in 2018 and then to 2.4% in 2019. The'Southern Africa Economic Outlook Report 2018', released by the AfDB, in Pretoria, on Monday, states that there is cautious ...
A gatsby is a South African sandwich sold as a foot-long sandwich sliced into two, four or eight pieces. Polony is one of the key ingredients in a gatsby, but it can also contain viennas, steak, fish or chicken. By Staff Reporter. ZIMBABWE will keep imports of processed meat from South Africa despite a ...
Special alert: Reduced harvests, intensified food insecurity foreseen for Southern Africa. 28 Feb 2018 | Save | Email | Print | PDF. Crop development in several areas of Southern Africa has been affected by water stress triggered by poor rains and hot temperatures. Dry weather and erratic rains earlier in the season signals ...
ROME, ITALY — Well below-average rains and higher-than-average temperatures in January, coupled with erratic rainfall since the beginning of the cereal crop season in October 2017, have caused water stress and adversely affected crop development in Southern Africa, according to a special alert ...
26 February 2018, Rome - Poor rains and hot temperatures triggered water stress and adversely affected crop development in several areas of Southern Africa, FAO said today. While cereal stocks in the region are ample, the spell of dry weather and erratic rains earlier in the season signals multiple risks to ...
The annual floods and cyclone season in Southern Africa (October - May) has already impacted some 234,200 people. In Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone Ava, which made landfall on 5 January 2018, caused fatalities, displacement of people, damage to infrastructure and flooding of thousands of hectares ...
IMBISA stands for the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa, and is an organ of liaison and pastoral cooperation between Episcopal Conferences of Southern Africa. It includes representatives of 9 countries in 6 Episcopal Conferences, and its mission is to foster the spirit of communion ...
SOUTHERN Africa is politically unique on the continent. A majority of its countries underwent anti-colonial liberation struggles or directly assisted those that did so. Guest column with Takura Zhangazha. This also meant that these liberation struggles had a direct effect on the regions peoples and continues ...
"Southern Africa was found to be the region with the highest mortality rates from climate change in the period studied," writes Professor Rebecca Garland, principal researcher of the climate studies modelling and environmental health research group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ...
It's been an odd couple of months for southern Africa. No one predicted last year that in almost the same breath the long-serving dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and the super-corrupt president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, would be soon overthrown- and non-violently to boot. In Zimbabwe, the Army ...
Cape Town has become the latest poster child of drought in the Southern African region. The dramatic declaration of Day Zero—the date on which the taps are turned off—has caught the attention of the world. Indeed, in light of this looming deadline, now set for July 7 of this year, the city is facing the ...
Except for a few countries (such as Mauritius, the Seychelles, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa), most countries in the southern Africa sub-region are either illiberal democracies or outright suppressive regimes. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has essentially pitched its tent with ...
JOHANNESBURG - Across Southern Africa, courageous people and activists refused to give in to government repression and took to the streets to claim their human rights under difficult circumstances, Amnesty International said on Thursday. “2017 was a terrible year for human rights in Southern Africa.
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 ...


 

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