SABC News - Southern Africa


Unilever strikes deal over South African spreads business

Friday 22 September 2017 17:35

Unilever and South African investment holding company Remgro on Friday announced a R11.9 billion ($901 million) deal.


Zambia arrests three Chinese nationals for rhino horn trafficking

Sunday 30 July 2017 19:21

Zambian authorities on Sunday said they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique.


Zambia began talks with the IMF in March 2016 about a potential aid package after agreeing the budget deficit was not sustainable.
IMF holds talks with Zambia over possible aid programme

Friday 24 March 2017 16:25

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme.


What Southern Africa can learn from W Africa when dealing with despots

Tuesday 24 January 2017 07:39

Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson?


Zimbambwe is hit by drought that  is projected to affect close to 5.2 million of its people.
Zimbabwe faces high levels of food insecurity

Thursday 17 November 2016 19:23

An estimated 4, 1 million people in rural Zimbabwe will be food insecure at the peak of the hunger season between January & March 2017.


President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years.
Explainer: a tour of Robert Mugabe’s early and later legacies

Wednesday 16 November 2016 06:52

Robert Mugabe spoke eloquently as Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Elect in March 1980


Mozambique's economy and currency have been hit hard this year by a financial crisis stemming from more than $2 billion in foreign borrowing since 2013 that was not included in the budget or approved
Mozambique's central bank orders closure of Nosso Banco

Sunday 13 November 2016 16:51

Mozambique's central bank has ordered the closure of privately owned Nosso Banco, it said at the weekend.


Zimbabwe dam levels at record lows after drought

Friday 28 October 2016 16:24

Zimbabwe's dam levels have fallen to 42% following a devastating drought that has left millions in need of food aid and local councils rationing water.


Farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa urgently need aid - UN

Thursday 18 August 2016 19:25

Farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa urgently need help to plant the next harvest, or else the food crisis gripping the region will continue into 2017.


The potential new beef export markets include the European countries of Sweden, Switzerland and Italy.
Survey identifies new potential Botswana beef export markets

Monday 25 July 2016 17:02

A new report by the Botswana Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) says there is huge potential for Botswana beef exports into 11 more markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.


ngola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos shows off his inked finger to photographers after casting his vote during national elections in the capital Luanda.
Angolan president only candidate for top spot in ruling party

Friday 8 July 2016 06:43

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the only candidate for the presidency of the ruling MPLA, the party's central committee has said.


Drought in the Southern Africa region has hit agricultural output.
Rising food prices undermine economic growth in Southern Africa

Wednesday 1 June 2016 17:33

A severe drought in Southern Africa has triggered a surge in food prices preventing central banks from loosening monetary policy to spur economic growth.


More than half of Malawi's population need food relief: Minister

Wednesday 25 May 2016 18:36

More than half of Malawi's population is in need of food aid after an El Nino-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday.


IFRC promises $110 million for drought relief in Southern Africa

Monday 16 May 2016 17:56

The International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has pledged $110 million to a new initiative to help drought-stricken Southern African countries.


Government has committed to R1 billion for drought relief for all of the farmers.
SA expects to source enough white maize this year: Minister

Tuesday 5 April 2016 17:38

Drought-stricken South Africa should be able to import enough white maize to meet the needs of consumers who regard the yellow variety as only fit for livestock.


WFP says 16 mln face hunger in southern Africa, emergency looms

Friday 4 March 2016 17:05

Almost 16 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern.


Africa Energy Resources better placed to alleviate SA power crisis

Friday 26 February 2016 06:13

New research published by Australian firm Breakaway Research says African Energy Resources could end the regional power crisis in Southern Africa.


The Anglican Church opens its arms to gays and lesbians

Monday 22 February 2016 16:14

The Anglican Church in Southern Africa has broken with conservative African tradition by welcoming gay and lesbians, who enter into same-sex civil unions, as full members of the church.


Drought may affect 49 million in Southern Africa - WFP

Monday 15 February 2016 17:12

As many as 49 million people in Southern Africa could be affected by a drought that has been worsened by the most severe and longest El Nino weather pattern in 35 years.


Zambia, Zimbabwe's Kariba Dam levels sink to 12%

Tuesday 19 January 2016 18:17

Water levels in Southern Africa's Lake Kariba have dropped to 12% of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.


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