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FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Southern African countries want more electricity from Mozambique

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Several countries in the southern African region have been asking the Mozambican authorities to increase the supply of electricity to meet the demands of...
African Union

AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Sunday called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. "Chairperson of...
blood bank

Namibia in shortage of blood as donations halve over COVID-19 pandemic

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The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) reported on Wednesday that the southern African country saw blood donations down by 50 percent due to...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Southern African countries make strides in revenue management

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Countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) have made progress in the implementation of the revenue-sharing formula, the regional customs union said on...
Investment

Botswana’s second city attracts US$9.3 million in Chinese investment in nine months

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Botswana's second-largest city Francistown attracted 9.3 million U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment between April 2019 and Dec. 2019 mainly from Chinese investors, Botswana's...
climate change

Southern African climate experts to meet in Luanda

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Climate experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will meet in Angola's Luanda on Aug. 28 amid a severe drought since 2018 in...
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Botswana commits to finding alternatives for plastic bags

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Botswana on Wednesday marked a belated World Environment Day with a commitment to exploring sustainable alternatives for plastic bags in the Southern African country. During...
IMF

IMF frees Zimbabwe off sanctions after paying arrears

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The IMF, however, said any future financial assistance to Zimbabwe would depend on other applicable policies including clearing 1.15 billion U.S. dollars arrears to...

All Africa Business Leaders Awards honors Africa business leaders

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The biggest names in Southern African business attended the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards in Partnership with CNBC Africa (AABLA) in Johannesburg during...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Australia to offer drought assistance to Southern Africa

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The Australian Government will provide further support to southern Africa in response to the acute food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in...

Zimbabwean pastor arrested over organizing massive strike

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Lawyer of the 39-year-old pastor Evan Mawarire confirmed the arrest, saying Mawarire remained in police custody. The pastor's loose organization going by...

Tough times for Namibian farmers

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Namibia is currently in the throng of a second drought inside three years. In a statement released Friday but made available Monday, the union said...

Southern African national road agencies plan on new contract system

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Performance-based contracts will define the final product, not the amount of input in the work since road agencies compete for resources with other national...
His Excellency Anthony De Bono

A challenging opportunity for President Mahama

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We publish below the full text of a statement obtained by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) from Ambassador De Bono: In preparation for the 10th...
power

Southern African countries discussing efforts to tackle power shortage

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Senior executives of power utilities in Southern African nations are meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, to discuss efforts to tackle power shortage in the region....
IMF

IMF Suggest Way Out For Zimbabwe Crisis

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A visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) team which is conducting a review of the 15 month successor Staff Monitored Program said Wednesday the southern...

Lady Gaga Thrilled Her Fans In South Africa

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Extravagant and controversial songstress Lady Gaga has thrilled fans in South Africa with her ?Born This Way Ball? as she make a stop at...