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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 23

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 21

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 59

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 43

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 33

21 November 2017 1:36 PM Zuma, Angolan president to visit Zimbabwe

Luanda - Angolan President Joao Lourenco said he and South African President Jacob Zuma would fly to Zimbabwe on Wednesday following talks between regional leaders on the crisis engulfing the country. "(South African) President Jacob Zuma and I have agreed to visit Harare tomorrow," Angolan President Joao Lourenco told journalists Tuesday after a meeting 28

16 October 2017 9:58 AM Twitter slates Nigeria's decision to honour Zuma with statue

President Zuma was awarded the highest honour during a visit to Nigeria’s Imo State at the weekend. A street has also been named after him. JOHANNESBURG – Social media has reacted with mixed emotions following the news that the Nigerian government unveiled a statue of President Jacob Zuma on Sunday. However, the professionals' group says the statue is not beneficial 35

02 October 2017 9:35 PM Mugabe arrives in country without his wife Grace

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, whose wife Grace remains at the centre of a legal storm over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old South African, arrived in Pretoria on Monday evening on an official visit. Mugabe and his delegation were welcomed at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on Monday evening, but Zimbabwe's first lady was not part of the entourage 13

11 September 2017 2:29 AM US, Britain hunt Mugabe's 'hidden stash'

Britain and the United States have launched a joint effort to track down millions of dollars thought to be stashed away in foreign bank accounts by Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle. The move came as Mugabe apparently promised his southern African neighbours on Monday that free and fair elections would be permitted in Zimbabwe and gave reassurances 22

11 September 2017 2:17 AM Gunmen kill seven at DRC election rally

Gunmen killed up to seven people at an election rally in eastern Congo and political violence also erupted in the capital Kinshasa on Wednesday. The United Nations called the situation "precarious" but the South African government insisted that the country would be ready for elections at the end of the month and dismissed calls for a postponement 29