Southern Africa

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:06:46 GMT
South Africa: Breaking News - Authority Seeks Interpol Assistance in Arresting Guptas
[allAfrica] The National Prosecuting Authority has tweeted a press release announcing a request to Interpol for assistance in the execution of arrest warrants for Atul and Rajesh Gupta, their wives, and a number of their business associates.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:44:25 GMT
Namibia: Chief Negotiator Says He Expects Deal With Germany to Be Signed
[DW] Germany's compensation offer to apologize for the colonial-era genocide against the Herero and Nama people has been rejected by some chiefs. Despite criticism, Namibia's top negotiator told DW the deal will go ahead.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 06:38:21 GMT
Zambia: Electoral Body Bans Mass Rallies Over Surge in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Zambia's electoral body on Thursday announced that it had banned mass political rallies due to a surge in Covid-19 cases ahead of the August 12 elections.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 15:33:00 GMT
Namibia: Chiefs Accept Genocide Offer
[Namibian] Chiefs who serve on the Ovaherero/OvaMbanderu and Nama Council this morning announced their acceptance of the offer from the German government to atone for the 1904-1908 genocide.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:22:38 GMT
Mozambique: Lawyer Unable to Contact Abducted Rwandan Refugee
[AIM] Maputo -- The lawyer for Rwandan refugee Nyamuhanga Cassien, who was allegedly kidnapped from Inhaca island in the Bay of Maputo on 23 May, has been unable to establish contact with his client, and believes he has been handed over to the Rwanda...

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:54:10 GMT
South Africa: Approval for Another New Coal-Fired Power Station Set Aside By High Court
[groundWork] The court order is effectively the final nail in the coffin for the proposed coal plant - backed by Saudi company ACWA Power - which has met countless legal and other hurdles since its inception.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:38:25 GMT
Namibia: South Africa Confirms Warrant of Arrest for Alleged Fishrot Lawyer
[Namibian] SOUTH Africa's justice ministry has confirmed that it has received a request from the Namibian Government to arrest Marén de Klerk, a lawyer who is accused of being a paymaster in the Fishrot scandal.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:57:46 GMT
South Africa: Country Records Over 5,000 New Covid-19 Cases
[] South Africa's Covid-19 cases continue to rise, with 5 361 new infections reported on Thursday.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:29:12 GMT
Zimbabwe: Former Minister Chombo Ruling Ready
[The Herald] HARARE regional magistrate Mr Stanford Mambanje is today expected to deliver a ruling in a matter in which former Cabinet Minister Ignatius Chombo applied to be exempted from the charges of corruptly allocating land during his tenure in ...

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:29:12 GMT
Zimbabwe: 6 Supreme Court Judges Sworn in
[The Herald] Six new Supreme Court judges were sworn in yesterday to bring the Supreme Court back to a full team after the promotion of five judges to the Constitutional Court.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 15:41:09 GMT
Zimbabwe: Lands Ministry Officials Nabbed for Illegal Sale of Stands
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested two government officials who pocketed US$3 Million from the sale of 60 residential stands in Sally Mugabe Heights suburb.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 15:33:51 GMT
Namibia: Low Turnout At Sports Protest
[Namibian] Plans to mobilise athletes and sport supporters to protest against the new covid-19 regulations that prohibit contact sports failed as only 10 protestors pitched up at the venue in Windhoek on Tuesday.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:55:16 GMT
Namibia: Germany Faces 'The Sins of Their Forefathers'
[Namibian] As part of its moral responsibility for the colonisation of Namibia and the developments that led to the genocide, Germany has, according to the draft declaration on the recently ended reparations negotiations, asked for forgiveness for th...

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:47:48 GMT
Mozambique: Government Appeals for Increased Humanitarian Aid
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government on Wednesday reiterated its appeal to the international community to mobilise more humanitarian assistance for the victims of terrorism in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:56:16 GMT
Namibia: Anger in Wake of 'Disrespectful' Deal Over German Genocide
[RFI] Descendants of victims of massacres committed by German colonisers -- recently recognised by Berlin as a genocide -- have angrily criticised the agreement between the Namibian government and the southern African country's former rulers.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:38:36 GMT
South Africa: Report Clears Eskom CEO of Wrongdoing
[] Eskom Group Chief Executive (GCE) André de Ruyter has been cleared of allegations of racism by an independent inquiry.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:15:51 GMT
Zimbabwe: ZCTU Slams 'Greedy' Businesses Resisting New Foreign Currency Measures
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has slammed what it called "greedy" by companies threatening to derail measures introduced recently by the government to enforce compliance with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) official excha...

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:08:20 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Still to Decide On Forgiving Mugabe Ministers
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF says it is yet to make a concrete decision on whether or not to readmit back into the party, expelled Midlands-based government ministers, who were aligned to the vanquished G40 faction.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:47:24 GMT
South Africa: National Innovation Award for UCT Engineer's Urine Project
[UCT] The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Associate Professor Dyllon Randall has won the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) 2021 Innovation Award for a project on the development of a fertiliser-producing urinal and urine bio-br...

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:34:31 GMT
Namibia: Hospitals Overwhelmed
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has summoned reinforcement from other regions to assist Khomas and created more space as Windhoek hospitals continue being overwhelmed with admissions.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:07:48 GMT
Zimbabwe: New Foreign Currency Measures Trigger Price Hikes
[New Zimbabwe] Prices of commodities and services have astronomically gone up following new foreign currency measures announced by the government last week.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:03:36 GMT
Zimbabwe: First Female Open Prison Officially Launched in Marondera
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -- The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has officially opened its first-ever state-of-the-art Female Open Prison here.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:59:55 GMT
South Africa: Opposition Party Lays Charges Against Health Minister
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Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:58:18 GMT
South Africa/Egypt: Notoane Names 25-Man Squad to Face Egypt in Two Friendly Matches.
[SAFA] South Africa U23 Men's Olympic team coach David Notoane has named a 25-member squad to play their Egyptian U23 Men's Olympic counterparts in two friendly matches on 10 and 13 June 2021 in Cairo.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:53:02 GMT
Namibia: Woman Appeals 12-Year Murder Conviction
[New Era] A Windhoek resident who was convicted and sentenced to serve a 12-year sentence for killing her neighbour in Katutura is appealing her conviction and sentence in the Windhoek High Court.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:52:46 GMT
Namibia: De Bruyn Hails World Cup Expansion
[Namibian] National cricket coach Pierre de Bruyn has hailed the International Cricket Council's decision to expand the Cricket World Cup from 10 to 14 teams as a 'huge step forward.'

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:52:20 GMT
Zimbabwe: Motorist Flees As 2 Patients, Nurse, Ambulance Driver, Die in Karoi Accident
[New Zimbabwe] Five people, including a pregnant woman, were killed after a speeding Karoi District Hospital ambulance collided with a light truck that encroached into its lane Wednesday.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:52:03 GMT
Zimbabwe: Nust Gets Funds to Procure Covid-19 Reagents Manufacturing Machine
[The Herald] Government has released about US$87 000 to the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) for procurement of a Covid-19 reagents manufacturing machine.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:48:41 GMT
Malawi: Drop in HIV/Aids and Nutrition Funding Worries Parliamentary Committee
[Nyasa Times] The department of HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, under the Ministry of Health (MoH), has been allocated K58 billion in the 2021/2022 national budget, a drop from K80 billion in the last financial year; and, the development has worried the parl...

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:45:03 GMT
Malawi: Former Mutharika Bodyguard Chisale Commends Chakwera for Visiting Soldiers in Training
[Nyasa Times] Clad in full military gear, President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera became the first President of the Republic to witness a field military training for the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Soldiers in the thick bushes of Luwawa Forest in Mzimba o...