07 September 2018 7:22 AM Zimbabweans in limbo after giving home affairs asylum papers
In 2009, the South African government introduced the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP) to legalise the many Zimbabweans already inside the country because of the political and socio-economic situation at home. Zimbabweans who until then had applied for asylum were encouraged to apply for a DZP permit, GroundUp reports. When applying their asylum 39
18 August 2018 9:35 AM 'I was elected cleanly,' Zim President Mnangagwa tells SADC summit
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly told the Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders that he was "elected cleanly" in the recently ended elections. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Mnangagwa said this during his address to Heads of State and Government at the 38th SADC summit meeting in Windhoek, Namibia. "All political 64
13 August 2018 7:06 PM Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'
Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) and opposition political parties have reportedly described the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible. According to NewsDay, the CSOs and the opposition 58
03 August 2018 6:29 AM Ramaphosa congratulates Mnangagwa on Zimbabwe election victory
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the chairperson of SADC, has called and congratulated Emmerson Mnangagwa on his election as president of Zimbabwe, following elections which were held on Monday. "President Ramaphosa has appealed to all political leaders and the people of Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the election and should they have challenges 54
21 July 2018 12:00 PM Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'
A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls. The Swaziland High Court was on Friday expected to hear a case which would be critical to the legitimacy of the country's upcoming elections. The landlocked southern African country was expected to hold its primary 28
21 July 2018 5:22 AM Top Africa stories: Beauty queen sentenced to death, Mnangagwa's medication at rally
A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane". Ruth Kamande, who won a prison beauty pageant while awaiting trial, slashed her partner Farid Mohammed, 24, to death in 2015 and was convicted in May. "I want young 172
24 June 2018 11:07 AM Ramaphosa: SADC 'to evaluate Zim rally blast and take appropriate steps'
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who also chairs the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has condemned the bomb blast which left at least 41 people injured in Zimbabwe, saying that the bloc will evaluate the incident and "take appropriate steps". According to a statement issued by the Department of International relations and Co-operation, Ramaphosa 72
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 37
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 46
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 41