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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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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Tom Thabane Lesotho Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Call for New Prime Minister Tom Thabane in Lesotho to Comply With Human Rights Obligations

GREENBAY, WI (AGV): – Peace body has called on the new Lesotho government to comply with the country’s international and regional human rights obligations and commitments. It says the mountain kingdom must end the practice of arbitrary arrests, politically motivated prosecutions and take effective measures to end the practice of torture and other ill-treatments. New Prime Minister Tom Thabane will begin his duties on Saturday after being inaugurated following the defeat of former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisidi in this month’s polls. Please follow and like us:

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Lesotho Getaways Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Lesotho: End culture of impunity to reverse recent spike in human rights violations

 Lesotho’s newly elected government must act swiftly to ensure accountability for past human rights violations and end the spike in abuses recorded in recent years, Amnesty International said today.   The organization is releasing a human rights agenda today for the new government ahead of the inauguration of the incoming Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, on 16 June. Please follow and like us:

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albinisms Malawi Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

​​​Malawi: Failing criminal justice system fuels a new wave of attacks on people with albinism

A new wave of killings and attacks targeting people with albinism over the past six months is being fueled by systemic failures in Malawi’s criminal justice system which leave members of this vulnerable group at the mercy of criminal gangs, Amnesty International said today on International Albinism Awareness Day.   Since January 2017, at least two people with albinism have been killed while seven more have reported crimes such as attempted murder or abduction. This stands in stark contrast to the last six months of 2016, when no such incidents…

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100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Please follow and like us:

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