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Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

BOTSWANA has been rocked by what appears to be its strongest ever earthquake – just hours after South Africa was also struck. This afternoon’s earthquake has measured 6.8 on the Richter scale – a rare strong quake for Africa. It is unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm […]

Lesotho’s Exiled Opposition Leaders Return

Lesotho’s Exiled Opposition Leaders Return

SADC Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a successful working visit to Maseru where he welcomed back to the Kingdom of Lesotho three former exiled opposition political party leaders. The three leaders — former Prime Minister and leader of the All-Basotho Convention Dr. Tom Thabane, former Minister Theselle Maseribane and Keketso […]

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho’s ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) continued intervention in his country’s ongoing political crisis. Lesotho plunged into political calamity following the 2014 failed coup attempt by an army general. Thabane briefly went into exile in South Africa, but was soon back in the mountainous kingdom. He, however, […]

I’m Going Back Home but I Fear for My Life, Says Lesotho’s Exiled Ex-PM Tom Thabane

I’m Going Back Home but I Fear for My Life, Says Lesotho’s Exiled Ex-PM Tom Thabane

Lesotho’s former prime minister Tom Thabane says he fears for his life as he prepares to return to the mountainous kingdom after two years of self-imposed exile in South Africa. Thabane said this while confirming during an interview with News24 that he was set to head back home on Sunday. He maintained that although the […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

Africa’s growth: Meltdown or slowdown?

Africa’s growth: Meltdown or slowdown?

Economic growth across the region is likely to remain slower in coming years than it has been over the past 10 to15 years. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) baseline projection for 2016 is now down to 3%, from what was a forecasted 6.1% in April 2015(1). The main reasons for a relative slowdown are not […]

Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit, 4-6 May 2016

Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit, 4-6 May 2016

For the last 23 years, EnergyNet has worked closely with the governments and pivotal stakeholders of Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and Malawi. Regional development is the key to unlocking Africa’s energy investment potential it is with this in mind that EnergyNet are delighted to […]

Time for Visionary Leaders in Lesotho

Time for Visionary Leaders in Lesotho

Almost a month after the release of the report of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) inquiry into political instability in Lesotho, many citizens remain in the dark over both its contents and their implications for the future. Led by Justice Mpaphi Phumaphi of the Botswana High Court, the 10-strong commission was established after a […]

Lesotho Clashes With Southern African Leaders

Lesotho Clashes With Southern African Leaders

Southern African leaders have called off efforts to mediate Lesotho’s political crisis and are set to suspend the country’s government from the regional inter-governmental grouping. This follows resistance by Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, to the publication of the report of a judicial commission which probed the assassination of a military leader who had earlier […]

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and […]

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