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  • Botswana President Accuses Trump of Supporting Elephant Poaching

    Botswana President Accuses Trump of Supporting Elephant Poaching
    One of Africa's most stable democracies has had about enough of elephant killings and wants a change! Botswana’s President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies. Khama was speaking at an African elephant conservation conference in Botswana. [...]
  • Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa

    Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa
    Namibia’s health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighbouring South Africa. Bernard Haufiku told Namibia’s parliament the victim was a 41-year-old man who was fighting for his life in hospital in the capital [...]
  • Nurses in Zimbawe join Doctors’ strike over pay, drug shortages

    Nurses in Zimbawe join Doctors' strike over pay, drug shortages
    The Zimbabwe Nurses Association says nurses and support staff have resolved to join the strike by doctors because the Health Services Board and the Health ministry have not taken any action towards resolving their grievances. Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have been on strike since March 1 and will not return to work until [...]
  • Zambians Are Having A Serious ‘Rights vs Morals’ Debate Over Sex Dolls

    Zambians discuss 'Rights vs Morals' Over impressive Looking Sex Dolls
    No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested, but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls. The government launched the crackdown on the sex toys last month, threatening offenders with heavy jail terms over the dolls which, it says, are “very unnatural”. The action [...]
  • South Africa to Investigate Water Ministry Amid Severe Drought

    South Africa to investigate water ministry amid severe drought
    People queue to collect water from a spring in the Newlands suburb as fears over the city's water crisis grow in Cape Town, South Africa, January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings South Africa’s parliament will conduct an inquiry into allegations of mismanagement at the water ministry, a senior lawmaker said on Friday, as the country’s tourist [...]
  • Chinese Condoms Are Too Small For Zimbabwean Men – Zimbabwe Minister

    Chinese Condoms Are Too Small For Zimbabwean Men - Zimbabwe Minister
    Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider manufacturing condoms, saying imported options aren't quite up to task. The minister was speaking at the recent launch of a new board for the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV and Aids Wellness Coordinating Programme (ZPSHAWP) in Harare. Condoms are a type of contraception that can both [...]
  • Angola To Begin Issuing Visa on Arrival to Citizens from 61 Countries

    Angola To Begin Issuing Visa on Arrival to Citizens from 61 Countries
    Angola will be granting citizens from 61 countries travelling to the southern African nation visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday. According to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) the visitors will only need to submit their accommodation and subsistence means to get the tourism visa in Luanda. Visitors will also be required to have an [...]
  • Mugabe: My Wife Is Being Harrassed, “We are not safe” in Zimbabwe

    Mugabe: My Wife Is Being Harrassed, “We are not safe” in Zimbabwe
    Mugabe believes his wife is being persecuted Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has told the African Union (AU) that his wife, Grace Mugabe, is being harassed and “cries daily”. The announcement comes three months after Mugabe was forced to step down in the wake of a military takeover. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African [...]
  • Zimbabwe President Outlines His Achievements Since Removing Mugabe

    No Mugabe or his wife for the Zimbabwe elections
    Mr Mnangagwa wants to hold the first post-Mugabe elections in july Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is just a few days shy of marking his first 100 days in office, over the weekend outlined some of his new administration’s achievements and promised more reforms to improve the economy.   Mnangagwa, who took over from former [...]