Eswatini citizens raise concern over shortage of fuel

Eswatini citizens have raised concerns over the shortage of fuel in the country. This comes after a series of violent protests that began three weeks ago in the kingdom. Some businesses have remained closed despite government’s call for them to open. Eswatini former Senator Walter Bennet says the ongoing unrest[…]

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SADC Observation Mission to meet with Police Minister

The SADC Election Observation Mission to South Africa will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Police to gain clarity on the issue of security for the upcoming elections. The mission has raised concerns about the recent reports on xenophobic attacks in some parts of the country. Expected to be[…]

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Zuma calls urgent SADC meeting to discuss Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as SADC chairperson, has called an urgent meeting to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe. The meeting follows hot on the heels of what is being described as a coup in Zimbabwe after the Zimbabwean Defence Force put Zimbabwean President Robert[…]

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SADC Summit ‘smokescreen’ for Mugabe deal: Afriforum

Afriforum lawyer Willie Spies says Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe did not come to South Africa for the South African Development Community (SADC) Summit and could therefore not have qualified for diplomatic immunity. This follows the South African government’s decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Mugabe is accused of assaulting[…]

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Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili following fears of more political instability in the country. The decision was taken by President Jacob Zuma, who is the chairperson of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security co-operation, the Southern[…]

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