Zimbabwe:Jonathan Moyo Throws Jab At Central Bank Chief Mangudya

[263Chat] Self-exiled and former Cabinet Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo has thrown a jibe at Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Dr John Mangudya over his claims that price hike of commodities which have this week doubled coupled with fuel and drug shortages are all caused by panic buying with the former saying the problem with the Southern African country’s economy is governance.

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Malawi:Food Insecurity Plague Lives of Millions

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s leading daily newspaper has passed its verding that food insecurity report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) is “embarrasing” following decreased production of the country’s staple food, maize by 24.5 percent.

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South Africa:New Telescope Chases the Mysteries of Radio Flashes and Dark Energy

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is becoming one of the world’s most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Now a new telescope is being unveiled that will be built at the SKA South Africa site in the Karoo.

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South Africa:Zimbabweans in South Africa Fear Elections Won’t Be Free and Fair

[GroundUp] A handful of Zimbabweans living in South Africa picketed outside the Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon. They were demanding that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) respect the Southern African Development Community (SADC) principles and guidelines governing democratic elections.

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Lesotho:Amnesty Bemoans Delays in Editor’s Shooting Trial

[Lesotho Times] INTERNATIONAL human rights body, Amnesty International, says the government’s delay in trying the suspects in the attempted murder of the Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri is “an affront to press freedom” which can only serve to entrench the “culture of impunity” in the country.

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