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Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa’s Comstor division will be providing customers attending this year’s Cisco Connect event a unique view of how customer experiences can be better delivered in an ever digitally...
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

Zimbabwe: Nation Worried About SADC, AU Endorsements - Tsvangirai
[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday Zimbabweans are worried about the role of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) and Africa Union (AU) ahead of fresh elections next year.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Zimbabwe: Kenya Airways announce direct flights to Victoria Falls
By Monicah Muema …This is the airline’s 52nd destination and second destination in the southern African country Kenya Airways will start a direct flight between Nairobi and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 18th May, 2017....
[The African Business Fortune] 17/02/2017

Zambia: Southern, Eastern African nations agree on urgent actions to tackle armyworm
Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Sixteen East and Southern African countries agreed Thursday on urgent plans of action aimed at boosting the region’s capacity to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases, including...
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Southern Africa: Four Dead in Wake of Cyclone Dineo
[News24Wire] Mozambican media are reporting that four people, including a child, have died as a result of tropical cyclone Dineo.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Chiyangwa hits back at Hayatou
ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) president, Philip Chiyangwa, has hit back at the Confederation of African Football (Caf) over accusations that the Harare businessman, who is Council of Southern Africa Football...
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 16/02/2017

WATCH: Tropical storm #Dineo batters coastal towns in Mozambique
WATCH: Tropical storm #Dineo batters coastal towns in Mozambique
Tropical storm Dineo, which has been building along the east coast of southern Africa, made landfall in Mozambique, battering two coastal towns.
[IOL] 16/02/2017

Botswana: Met issues 2nd floods warning in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department on Wednesday warned that a tropical cyclone, expected to hit the south-eastern coast of Southern Africa, will cause flooding in the country....
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Southern Africa: Storm 'Dineo' to Make Landfall in Mozambique Tonight
[] Pretoria -The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says severe tropical storm "Dineo" is quite likely to undergo a final surge of intensification, just before arriving over land in Mozambique this...
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Angola: Hundreds Killed in Malaria Outbreak
[CAJ News] Luanda -A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of...
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

The threat that’s worse than Armyworms
The threat that’s worse than Armyworms
Locusts breeding in central Zambia may pose a bigger threat to farmers in southern Africa than the fall armyworm that’s ravaged crops this year.
[IOL] 15/02/2017

Zambia: COMESA court to revise current arbitration rules
Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) will revise its current Arbitration Rules to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms and ensure they...
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

Southern Africa: How Big Supermarket Chains Keep Out Small Suppliers
[The Conversation Africa] This article is part of a series of studies titled "barriers to entry", specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies...
[AllAfrica] 14/02/2017

SANU students disappointed at Winnie
SOUTHERN African Nazarene University (SANU) students said they were very disappointed at the ministry of labour and social security after what they call a fruitless meeting last Wednesday.
[The Swazi Observer] 14/02/2017

Westcon-Comstor to offer resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is, effective immediately, enabling local reseller partners the opportunity to purchase Azure from its BlueSky digital aggregation platform. The announcement allows local resellers to...
[IT News Africa] 13/02/2017

Southern Africa: Armyworms Wreaking Havoc - Why It's a Big Deal
[The Conversation Africa] A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across southern Africa. If uncontrolled, they have the potential to cause major food...
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

Lesotho: Exiled Former PM Speaks on Eve of Return
[News24Wire] Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) continued intervention in his country's ongoing political crisis.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Zimbabwe: Court Dismisses Mugabe 'Unfit to Rule' Case
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by a social rights activist challenging President Robert Mugabe's fitness to continue to lead the southern African country.
[AllAfrica] 08/02/2017

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?
The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops. The scene is now common throughout eastern and southern Africa, as droughts for...
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 08/02/2017

Malawi: Court Okays Pop Diva Madonna to Adopt Twins
[CSJNews] Blantyre -A court sitting in Malawi capital Lilongwe has granted international pop diva Madonna permission to adopt twin girls from the southern African nation.
[AllAfrica] 07/02/2017

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?
Three years of dry weather have left millions hungry in Ethiopia and southern Africa. How much blame falls on human-driven global warming?
[IRIN] 06/02/2017

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?
Three years of dry weather have left millions hungry in Ethiopia and southern Africa. How much blame falls on human-driven global warming?
[IRIN] 06/02/2017

SD expecting E8 billion from SACU
Swaziland has applied for an increase of its Southern African Customs Union (SACU) revenue.
[The Swazi Observer] 06/02/2017

Zimbabwe’s promotion of ‘plastic money’ a daunting task
GOKWE,— Zimbabwe’s central bank has embarked on a program to promote the use of credit and bank debit cards in the rural areas to ease the country’s cash shortages that have rocked the southern Africa nation...
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 04/02/2017

East Africa: Western Indian Ocean's Blue Economy Can Thrive. Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Few readers will have heard the term "Western Indian Ocean". Yet, this 30 million square km of ocean off the coasts of ten east and southern African countries supports some 60 million people...
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Zimbabwe: Shut Down Some Embassies, Mugabe Told As Liquidity Crisis Continues
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's national assembly has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe's government to shut down some of the southern African country's embassies as liquidity crisis continues.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Zimbabwe: Promotion of 'Plastic Money' a Daunting Task
[VOA] Zimbabwe's central bank has embarked on a program to promote the use of credit and bank debit cards in the rural areas to ease the country's cash shortages that have rocked the southern Africa nation for more than...
[AllAfrica] 02/02/2017

Botswana: SADC executive begins assessment of regional logistic depot
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) executive has visited local authorities in Botswana’s Rasesa village where the bloc intends to build a regional logistic depot (RLD) for security...
[Panapress] 30/01/2017

Cops called as SANU students hold administration hostage
POLICE had to be called in at the Southern African Nazarene University (SANU) when angry students held the administration hostage.
[The Swazi Observer] 30/01/2017

SADC in conflict resolution
Despite being subject to condemnation by naysayers, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has in the past shown it’s mantle when it came to political turmoil within its region.
[The Swazi Observer] 29/01/2017

Breaking News: Rihanna Silently Lands In Malawi, On Girls Empowerment Tour, Visits LL Girls Sec School
Rainbow clashed with lightening as two world famous two celebrities; Madonna and Rihanna flew into Malawi same week on different missions. Unnoticed, Rihanna slipped into the Southern African country two days ago while...
[Malawi Voice] 27/01/2017

Malawi Shines Again In Addis Ababa: Justice Tujilane Rose Chizumila Elected Judge of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights…Outclasses South Africa’s Maluleke Mikateko
Justice Tujilane Rose Chizumila of Malawi has been elected as Judge of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. Elections were held this morning at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. She...
[Malawi Voice] 26/01/2017

Recession: Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses
Zimbabwe authorities offered residential land to government employees in lieu of annual bonuses, unions said on Thursday, rejecting a proposal that suggests the cash squeeze gripping the country is unlikely to ease this...
[The Nation] 26/01/2017

SADC body to enforce reduction of data and voice prices
Communications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) says it plans to set up a mechanism for enforcing universal mobile data tariffs for countries in the region by 2019. Speaking on the sidelines of a...
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 26/01/2017

South Africa: EFF Reaffirms Its Position On Mugabe Presidency Despite Zanu-PF Anger
[News24Wire] The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has insisted that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must step down for failing to run the affairs of the southern African country.
[AllAfrica] 25/01/2017

Botswana: SADC's AU candidate intensifies campaign
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s foreign affairs minister and candidate of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the African Union (AU) chairperson position, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, has...
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

Southern Africa: Has Ecowas Taught Southern Africa a Lesson?
[The Conversation Africa] Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a dictator to task...
[AllAfrica] 24/01/2017

So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
Harare – “We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!” That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy. [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 22/01/2017

Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$ 20m for soft commodity value chain operations in Southern Africa
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Economy
[Panapress] 21/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Why Mugabe Stays But Jammeh Goes
[News24Wire] Harare -"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!"
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Study Reveals Shocking Misuse of Antibiotics
[The Herald] Sifelani Tsiko -A situational analysis report by the Zimbabwe Anti-Microbial Resistance Core Group has revealed shocking abuse of antibiotics in a worrying trend that could see more people in the southern...
[AllAfrica] 17/01/2017

PICS: Armyworms invade corn in drought-hit southern Africa
PICS: Armyworms invade corn in drought-hit southern Africa
After southern Africa’s worst drought in more than 35 years ravaged crops and sent food prices soaring, farmers are battling a new crisis: armyworms.
[IOL] 17/01/2017

World Economic Forum’s annual meeting gives agriculture global attention
THE Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) CEO Ishmael Sunga will promote African agriculture on a global platform when he joins global leaders in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland.
[The Swazi Observer] 17/01/2017

Southern Africa: Is Southern Africa Running Out of Fish?
[Daily Maverick] As the idiom goes, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Except maybe not. As overfishing decimates southern Africa's fish stocks, can we save our fish and eat them too? By GEOFF HILL.
[AllAfrica] 17/01/2017

Angola: Analysts Assess Future of First Daughter After Father Steps Down
[VOA] As Angola's notoriously media-shy president prepares to step down after nearly four decades in power, all eyes in this southern African nation are looking not at Jose Eduardo dos Santos -- but at his billionaire...
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Expect rains, floods in next three months - SADC
More rain and possible flooding is expected in most parts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the coming three months, the SADC Climate Services Centre has declared.
[The Swazi Observer] 14/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Mugabe, France to Hold Talks Over 'Diplomatic Tiff'
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is expected to come face-to-face with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Mali on Saturday to discuss the diplomatic tiff that emerged following anti-Mugabe...
[AllAfrica] 13/01/2017

Southern Africa: Wildlife Trafficking - the Sordid Connection
[Daily Maverick] The shadowy collusion of South Africa with Mozambique, Laos and Vietnam is satiating Asia's great thirst for illegally trafficked wildlife, writes ADAM CRUISE.
[AllAfrica] 11/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Armyworm Outbreak Threatens Food Security
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's maize crops could be "completely wiped out" following an outbreak of armyworms in the southern African country, reports say.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Govt Raises Cholera Fears, Appeals for Aid
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's government has appealed for financial support to fight typhoid amid fears of a cholera outbreak across the southern African country, a report says.
[AllAfrica] 09/01/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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