Southern African News Features

SADC committed to curb gender based violence

SANF 18 no 55 – by Nyarai Kampilipili
Violence against women and girls is a pandemic in southern Africa and an obstacle to equality, development, peace and human rights. Read more

Harnessing the role of information in disaster risk management

SANF 18 no 54 – by Kizito Sikuka in Johannesburg, South Africa
“We cannot stop natural disasters, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge so that many lives would not have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” Read more

Madagascar heads for second round presidential poll

SANF 18 no 53 – by Joseph Ngwawi
Madagascar is set for a run-off on 19 December after no presidential candidate amassed enough votes to be declared outright winner following elections held in early November. Read more

Madagascar gears for elections

SANF 18 no 52
Madagascar will go to the polls on 7 November to choose a president for the next five years. Read more

SADC officially launches renewable energy centre

SANF 18 no 51 – by Joseph Ngwawi in Windhoek, Namibia
The establishment of a regional centre for renewable energy in southern Africa is expected to go a long way in ensuring the harmonisation of standards in a region inundated with an influx of various solar products and technologies. Read more

SADC prepares to lead peacekeeping duties in Africa

SANF 18 no 50 – by Kizito Sikuka
The codename for the regional peacekeeping exercise underway in Malawi perfectly embodies what Africa is striving for — an integrated, united, prosperous and peaceful continent. Read more

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