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25 May 2018 7:26 PM Top Madagascar court orders formation of unity government

Madagascar's constitutional court on Friday ordered the president to form a government of national union in a bid to end a prolonged political crisis. It issued a judgement requiring President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to dissolve the present government "and proceed to the nomination of a consensus prime minister within seven days." Madagascar has been rocked 28

27 April 2018 7:36 PM UN chief dispatches envoy to Madagascar

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday dispatched an envoy to Madagascar for talks as the president faced street protests demanding his resignation. Guterres spoke by phone earlier with President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and they both agreed to immediately send UN special adviser Abdoulaye Bathily. Two people were killed and at least 16 wounded 39

26 April 2018 8:02 AM Namibian mobile operator slashes data pricing after SA #DataMustFall protests

Inspired by South African data protests, Namibian mobile operator Paratus has cut its data prices by a massive 80%. The operator announced in a statement that it reduced the cost per gigabyte from N$85 (R85) to N$15 (R15). "According to statistics from Research ICT Solutions (2018), Namibia rates 29th out of 52 African countries with regards to the cheapest 32

17 April 2018 10:22 AM Nzimande touts the idea of a Sanral for SADC region

Cape Town – A road agency for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) could help support the development of infrastructure in the region as well as economic integration, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande suggested. Nzimande briefed Parliament’s portfolio committee on transport on his department’s annual performance plans for the 2018/19 year. In his closing 29

09 April 2018 10:01 AM New Botswana leader Masisi to hold talks with Mnangagwa in Zim

Botswana's new president Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Zimbabwe on Monday on a working visit, reports say. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Masisi was expected to hold talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a statement, Botswana's ministry of international affairs and co-operation said the visit would 24

21 March 2018 5:46 PM Ramaphosa welcomes new continental free trade agreement

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth". Ramaphosa returns to South Africa Wednesday night following the adoption of the agreement by the African 46

15 March 2018 12:00 PM Ramaphosa to visit Mozambique, Zimbabwe as SADC chair

Harare – President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to undertake a working visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 17 as the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the presidency has said in a statement. The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected heads of state pay courtesy calls to the neighbouring 28

08 February 2018 6:30 AM Mugabe allies petition AU, SADC over Mnangagwa's legitimacy – report

Harare – Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's allies, who have since launched a new party, the New Patriotic Front (NPF), have reportedly "formally petitioned" the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa's legitimacy. According to NewsDay, in a 79 page document, the NPF, through 65

12 January 2018 2:17 PM Are we also a 'shithole'? Botswana asks US

Cape Town – Botswana on Friday summoned the American Ambassador to "express its displeasure" on US President Donald Trump's "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist" reference to African countries as "shithole countries". In a statement, the southern African country demanded clarity on whether it was also regarded as 'shithole' country. "The Botswana 46

22 November 2017 5:31 AM Zuma no longer going to Zimbabwe

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will no longer be travelling to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, in the wake of the resignation of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. "President Jacob Zuma will no longer travel to Harare in the Republic of Zimbabwe... on Wednesday 22 November 2017," the Presidency said in a statement. "The SADC Organ Troika Plus SADC Chairperson 34