Mnangagwa OP-ED Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe army commanders souring on Mnangagwa

AGV- Tensions are said to be “intensifying” between Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the “military clique that helped his rise to power”. According to The papers, senior government sources indicated last week that military elements within the ruling Zanu-PF had “serious political ambitions”. It was believed that they wanted Mnangagwa to serve one term – if he won the upcoming elections – before handing over to his deputy Constantino Chiwenga. Mnangagwa appointed Chiwenga, who led the military takeover that helped end ex-president Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of the…

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President Robert Mugabe Leaders Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

On his own Terms: Comrade Robert Mugabe resigns

The lion of Africa, man who baffled the British colonists, Comrade Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, bringing to an end 37 years in power which he began as a hero of the struggle against white rule and ended as the man blamed for reducing his country to despotism and economic misery. Young people who have no sense of history erupted in celebration after Mr Mugabe’s resignation was announced during a joint session of both houses of the Zimbabwean parliament that had gathered to launch impeachment proceedings on Tuesday afternoon. “My…

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Defiant Mugabe Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

Comrade Mugabe defiant to the bitter end ‘I will not step down’

Comrade Robert Mugabe defiantly has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country. In talks in Harare on Thursday which came after soldiers this week put Robert Mugabe under house arrest, took over state TV and blockaded main roads in a stunning turnaround for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country with an iron fist since 1980. The embattled President’s motorcade took him from his private residence to the State House for the talks, which were monitored by envoys from the Southern African Development…

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Mutharika and Msowoya Malawi 

Malawi President declares Parliament is not bigger than government on the occasion of opening the 47th session of the National Assembly

Malawi President declares Parliament is not bigger than government on the occasion of opening the 47th session of the National Assembly President Peter Mutharika on Friday morning officially opened the 47th session of the National Assembly in the Capital City of Lilongwe where he told Member of Parliament (MPs) that the August House is not bigger than Government He also admitted that the country’s electricity crisis has affected the economy of Malawi as well as the living standards of the citizens Please follow and like us:

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Sidik Mia - Lazarus Chakwera Malawi OP-ED 

Is Malawi Congress Party (MCP) trying to build a prototype for peace for Israel and Palestine?

Written by: Peter Mmangisa Chonga For some time now, I have been intrigued by the recent decision by Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera the President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to bring on board the self-acclaimed political Goliath of the lower shire, Al Haj Sidik Mia. I have been curious to unravel intricacies of this widely celebrated relationship from the first day I came to know about it. Truth be told, this charade has brought numerous questions with few implausible answers.   To begin with, what is Dr. Chakwera’s end game…

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Swaziland tourism Swaziland 

Swaziland’s 50/50 Celebrations 2018

One of Africa’s last remaining monarchs, King Mswati III of Swaziland will be holding lavish celebrations in 2018 to mark his 50th birthday and celebrate Swaziland’s 50 years of independence. The official date is yet to be released but by the standards the 40/40 celebrations set in 2008, we can expect a party fit for a king! Thousands of warriors in leopard skin loincloths, carrying spears and cowhide shields were followed by tens of thousands of maidens into the stadium in Ezulwini, the Valley of Heaven and the royal heartland…

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Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

President Zuma has a crush in Nigeria, and it isn’t female!

Somewhere in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, a fancy statue of President Jacob Zuma poses in elegance, despite widespread condemnation of the romantic gesture by the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who appears to be quite star-struck by the South African President.   Aside from the rumored extravagant cost of erecting the monument—which comes at a time of extreme economic hardship, and likewise, the reported unpaid salaries of Imo State workers, the logic behind Governor Rochas’ immortalization of the embattled South African leader, eludes the bulk of Nigerians. Please follow and…

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Ngwenya Glass Southern Africa Southern. Africa Swaziland 

SWAZILAND: Ngwenya Glass Celebrates 30 Years

It has been 30 years since the Prettejohn family came to Swaziland to resusitate the then defunct Ngwenya Glass Factory. Today Ngwenya Gass is still run by the Prettejohn family, employs over 70 people and supplies customers with its creations worldwide. For Ngwenya Glass ‘green’ is a way of life. Environmental considerations are integral to its production values. All products are made from 100% recycled glass, old engine and KFC oil is purchased, purified and used to fuel the furnace, effectively disposing of used oil. Old newspaper is used for…

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Mbukwa addressing ex-miners Malawi Southern Africa 

Southern Africa Trust addresses obstacles facing former mineworkers

The Southern Africa Trust will host a stakeholders meeting and outreach aimed at tackling unclaimed benefits for ex-miners in Malawi on September 6-7. More than R5.7 billion is owed to former mineworkers in social security and compensation benefits. These are mineworkers who were employed in the South African mining industry and hail from South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The meeting and outreach aims to address changing practice and historical injustices with regards to recruitment of former mineworkers. Please follow and like us:

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Swaziland Tourism Southern Africa Swaziland Tourism 

48 Hours in Swaziland

Sublime handicrafts, stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country, that are home to The Big Five – plenty to keep busy for 48 hours! As one of the few remaining Monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are deeply engrained in all aspects of Swazi life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit. Please follow and like us:

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