Southern Africa

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 06:37:16 GMT
South Africa: Severe Storm Hits Margate, Leaves Trail of Destruction - South African News Briefs - April 16, 2024

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:48:38 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Recalls Batches of Benylin Paediatric Syrup After Finding High Levels of Toxic Substance
[New Zimbabwe] THE Medicines Control Company of Zimbabwe -MCAZ has recalled two batches of Benylin Paediatric 100ml Syrup from shelves after a toxic substance, Diethylene glycol was recently found in the medicine.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:42:37 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans Increasingly Dissatisfied With Govt Efforts On Electricity Provision
[Afrobarometer] Only one in five citizens enjoy reliable electricity supply.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:33:58 GMT
South Africa: Widely Used HIV Drug in SA Flagged for Reports of Resistance - but Experts Say Don't Panic
[spotlight] That HIV can develop resistance to the drugs used to treat it is nothing new, but results from recent studies reveal the emergence of resistance in subsets of people living with HIV to dolutegravir - an antiretroviral widely used in South...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:49:10 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF to Take Charge of Food Aid Distribution As Zimbabwe Grapples With El Nino-Induced Drought
[New Zimbabwe] Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity Christopher Mutsvangwa has said the ruling party will superintend the distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:49:16 GMT
South Africa: Extortion Rackets Disrupt Work in Cape Town's Townships
[GroundUp] We no longer go to some townships without an escort, says waste collection worker

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:43:51 GMT
Africa: Leaders Need to Break the Chokehold of Debt and Austerity. Our Health Depends On It
[IPS] Washington DC -- As leaders gather for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank amid the cherry blossom trees of Washington, DC, there is some good news to celebrate.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:59:38 GMT
Zimbabwe: First Lady Drops Charges Against Watsomba Women Who Booed Her - Admits Police Overreacted
[New Zimbabwe] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has dropped charges against nine women from Manicaland who allegedly booed her after she sidelined them during a donation of foodstuffs and clothing.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:05:34 GMT
Mozambique: Pirates Release Ship Hijacked in Mozambique Channel
[AIM] Maputo -- Somali pirates have released the Bangladeshi-flagged merchant vessel "Abdullah', hijacked over a month ago, long with its 23 member crew - but only after a ransom of five million US dollars was paid.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:04:33 GMT
Mozambique: Venancio Mondlane Barred From Running for Renamo Presidency
[AIM] Maputo -- The National Council of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, has effectively prevented Venancio Mondlane, the Renamo candidate for mayor of Maputo in last year's municipal elections, from running for the Renamo presidency at th...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:39:56 GMT
Africa: Reptiles in South Africa Are Under Threat - but There's Good News Too
[The Conversation Africa] Media reports about the biodiversity crisis and what researchers have argued qualifies as a mass extinction event tend to focus on the big ecological effects. Melting ice sheets, severe weather events, droughts, habitat loss...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:49:12 GMT
South Africa: Zuma's Eligibility for SA's 2024 Election - - a Tangled Web of Legal and Ethical Dilemmas
[Daily Maverick] While the IEC has challenged the Electoral Court's decision to allow former president Jacob Zuma to contest the upcoming elections, the Constitutional Court must mitigate concerns about bias or conflicts of interest and ensure a fair...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:42:45 GMT
Kenya: KQ, SAA Reopen Talks On Pan-African Airline After Takasto Deal Failed
[Business Day Africa] Kenya's national carrier and South Africa Airways (SAA) have reopened discussions on the creation of a Pan-African Airline, following the withdrawal of Takatso, an investment firm set to acquire a majority stake in SAA.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:20:29 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Ramaphosa, Museveni to Discuss DR Congo Crisis
[New Times] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Uganda on Monday, April 15, for a two-day working visit in which he will discuss the security crisis in eastern DR Congo with his counterpart Yoweri Museveni.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:01:11 GMT
South Africa: Digital Textbooks Expand Learning for Engineering Students - South African Study
[The Conversation Africa] In the past four years it's become increasingly common for part or all of a university student's learning to happen online. This transition to digital learning platforms has highlighted the digital divide within educational ...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:59:43 GMT
Malawi: Malawian Journalist Macmillan Mhone Facing False News, Extortion Charges
[CPJ] Lusaka -- Malawian authorities should drop all legal proceedings against Nation Publications Limited journalist Macmillan Mhone, who is accused of cyber spamming, publishing false news, and extortion, and ensure that journalists can work withou...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:59:40 GMT
South Africa: Members of the Commonwealth and Red Cross and Crescent to Discuss Ihl in South Africa
[ICRC] Pretoria (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the government of South Africa (DIRCO), and the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) with support from the B...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:37:47 GMT
South Africa: No Shelter for Homeless Dog Owners
[GroundUp] Except perhaps for a farm in the Karoo

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:37:24 GMT
South Africa: Finally, Five Months After Police Were Filmed Assaulting a Barber, They Have Been Charged
[GroundUp] Juma Igiranieza was brutally assaulted during an unexpected raid

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:35:37 GMT
Kenya: South African-Based Fashion Brand Foschini Group Exits Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Foschini Group Kenya, a South African-based fashion brand, has announced its exit from the Kenyan market after appointing new liquidators to take over its establishments.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:01:51 GMT
Malawi: Exit Technobrain Enter E-Tech Systems As New Passport System Supplier to Malawi
[Nyasa Times] The days of TechnoBrain have finally come to an end. Welcome on-board E-Tech Systems--a local information and communications technology (ICT) firm--which Malawi government has engaged as the new passport system supplier to address the p...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:47:13 GMT
South Africa: Sahpra Recalls Two Batches of Benylin Paediatric Cough Syrup
[] The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has recalled two batches of Benylin pediatric cough syrup.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:29:38 GMT
South Africa: Macassar Residents 'Will Fight Tooth and Nail' Against Prasa's Plan to Relocate Shack Dwellers
[GroundUp] Hundreds marched on Saturday to protest against PRASA's plan to move shack dwellers occupying the Central Line to Macassar

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 06:25:10 GMT
South Africa: Heavy Rains and Winds Batter KwaZulu-Natal South Coast - South African News Briefs - April 15, 2024

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:02:41 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Gold-Backed Currency Surges Amid Market Skepticism
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's newly launched gold-backed currency, known as the Zimbabwe Gold (ZiG), has hit the ground running, gaining 1.1 percent against the U.S. dollar in its first week of trading.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 07:45:55 GMT
Zimbabwe: No Compensation for Human-Wildlife Conflict Victims Yet Due to Legislation Gaps
[New Zimbabwe] Almost two years after Cabinet discussed the establishment of a Human-Wildlife Conflict Fund (HWCRF), affected people in communities continue to suffer due to gaps in legislation.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 07:27:19 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt Stockpiling U.S.$700 Million Ivory Due to Cites Ban On Ivory Trade
[New Zimbabwe] The Government of Zimbabwe is sitting on ivory stocks worth over US$700 million due to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ban on trade in the resource.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:02:42 GMT
Zimbabwe: Musician Hosiah Chipanga Protests Over His Exclusion From Performers At Zimbabwe's 44th Lndependence Day Gala
[New Zimbabwe] YESTER-year music progeny, Hosiah Chipanga has come out guns blazing in protest over his snubbing from the line-up of performers at the upcoming Independence Day gala to be held in Manicaland province.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:02:42 GMT
Zimbabwe: 9 Arrested for Booing First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa for 'Sidelining' Them On Freebies
[New Zimbabwe] NINE women from Watsomba in Manicaland province have landed in soup after they allegedly booed the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa for allegedly sidelining them during a donation of foodstuffs and clothing.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:30:31 GMT
Angola: Consumer Price Index Registers Slight Slowdown in March
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The National Consumer Price Index (IPCN) recorded a slight slowdown of 0.04 percentage points, standing at 2.54 percent, last March, against 2.58% observed in February this year.