Southern African News Features

STREET KIDS – A MATTER OF SURVIVAL

By Kudzai Makombe
Out of the dark shadows of the busy section of a street, a small figure emerges, hand outstretched to a passer-by. “Can I have .SO cents sir?” The hand and the plea are completely ignored. Read more

BOTSWANA: DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT AT WORK

By Tendai Msengezi
In this era of multi-party politics and economic reforms, one question is often asked: is democracy along western lines an essential tool for African development given its many ethnic groupings? Read more

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION TRIPARTITE CONFERENCE ON SOUTHERN AFRICA HELD IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE, 5-8 MAY 1992

1. Good relations should prevail between all states in the sub-region, founded on the principle of mutual respect between sovereign states. The Conference calls on the South African
Government to refrain from any actions which harm stability in the Southern African sub-region. Read more

AVERAGE AGE OF ATTACKERS: 15 YEARS

By David Martin
As the Mozambique peace talks in Rome prepare to focus on military matters, including a ceasefire, Brutal attacks have escalated sharply in the south of the country — carried out by large groups of teenaged boys. Read more

AWEPAA CONFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA

By Richard Chidowore
Pula! For many people this is simply Botswana currency. But for Batswana it means more – it is a call for rain and peace. Read more

NIGHT ATTACKS ON MAPUTO SUBURBS

by David Martin
For the residents of Maputo’s outlying suburbs, nightfall brings uncertainty and fear. One such suburb is T-3, about 10 km from the city centre, which takes its name from the sound made by traditional beer dripping into a clay pot: “ton, ton, ton”. Read more

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