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Lesotho:Mahao Murder Suspects Charged

[Lesotho Times] Eight Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers briefly appeared for the first time before the High Court on Tuesday to face charges of murdering former LDF commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in July 2015. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland:PM Hints at Social Media Restriction

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has hinted his government might try to restrict access to social media. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:Masisi Takes Over Presidency Amid Opposition Resurgence

[Deutsche Welle] After completing 10 years in office, President Ian Khama of Botswana is being succeeded by Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. What did Khama achieve and what challenges await the new leader? (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Zuma and Ramaphosa 'Coincidentally' Attend Same Easter Service

[News24Wire] Former President Jacob Zuma on Sunday speculated about the "coincidence" which saw him and President Cyril Ramaphosa attend Easter services at the same church in Esikhaleni in the Northern KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Withdrawals for Team SA in Australia

[Sascoc] Team South Africa has announced two withdrawals for the team set to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from next week. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Streak, Assistants Sacked Over WC Qualifying Debacle

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Cricket have sacked Chevrons head coach Heath Streak, his entire coaching assistants and further removed captain Graeme Cremer for bungling the country's World Cup qualifier campaign last week. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Leaked Letter Alleges Cambridge Analytica Link to Hichilema

[Zambia Reports] The international data breach scandal involving UK company Cambridge Analytica has reached Zambia, as newly leaked documents appear to indicate that presidential contender Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) may have hired the firm in the 2016 election. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Road Carnage in KZN a Major Blow - Kaunda

[News24Wire] Fatal accidents involving pedestrians during the Easter weekend in KwaZulu-Natal have been described as a major blow to the province. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Nkompela Appointed Acting President

[SAFA] SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan has, as of today, 31 March 2018 appointed Vice-President Mr Xolile Nkompela as the Acting President. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Driver Stabbed to Death After Bakkie Slams Into Pedestrians, Killing Six

[News24Wire] The driver of a vehicle was allegedly stabbed to death after crashing into a group of pedestrians in Taylors Halt, Pietermaritzburg, killing six people on Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Harare's Biggest Hospitals 'Close'

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's two biggest hospitals Harare and Parirenyatwa effectively shut their doors to the public as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to dither in resolving a month-old strike by junior and middle level doctors. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:China Rages at Mnangagwa's 'Illegal' Looters List

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's upcoming State visit to China is likely to bring him face to face with angry businesspeople from the Asian giant whom his government included in a list of "looters" who externalized millions. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Mugabe's U.S.$10 Million Package Equals Asset Stripping'

[New Zimbabwe] Government's $10 million package to former President Robert Mugabe is nothing short of "asset stripping", Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe's Farm Invaded By Gold Diggers

[Deutsche Welle] Gold panners shouted obscenities at the former first lady when she tried to confront them as they mined for the precious metal. Unsuccessful in her attempt to evict them, Mugabe has filed a police complaint. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Exclusive Interview With Pastor Evan Mawarire

[Deutsche Welle] Mawarire is best known as the founder of the #MyFlag movement. He believes Zimbabwean politics has the opportunity to change for the better -- but the power to do so lies in the hands of citizens. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South African Amongst Top Referees to Officiate in Russia

[SAFA] The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia(TM). (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Men Caught With Over 5kgs of Ephedrine, a Key Ingredient to Make Tik

[News24Wire] Two men were arrested in Grahamstown on Friday after being found in possession of over 5kgs of Ephedrine, a key ingredient used to make Tik. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Angry Grace Mugabe Files Charges Against Evictees Looting Farm

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former first lady has reportedly filed complaints against at least 400 artisanal gold miners who have looted her Mazowe farm and are threatening her children's livelihood. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Trio Plunge Sharp Glass Into Cop's Head

[New Zimbabwe] Three suspected Zanu PF supporters landed in the dock on Thursday after they stabbed a police officer while protesting against the arrest of their friend. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:ZCTU Reports Mnangagwa to ILO Over Zesa Wage Row

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government faces a major setback in its efforts to lure investment after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions last week wrote to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) accusing the government of anti-trade union discrimination. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:ZEC - No Ban for ZBC Scribes Cum Politicians

[New Zimbabwe] MP Mabvuku Tafara James Maridadi has suggested that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) considers disqualifying state media journalists who have expressed their interest to contest in the 2018 harmonised elections. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mawarire Vows Harare Wide Wifi, to End Graft

[New Zimbabwe] A coalition of aspiring independent candidates running for local government seats in council by-elections, Peoples Own Voices (POVO), was launched in Harare amid a wide range of promises to local residents. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Man Arrested With 72 Kgs of Marijuana in Ceiling

[New Zimbabwe] A 37 year-old Harare man has been arrested after he was caught in possession of 72 kgs of dagga hidden in a ceiling at his Hatfield home. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Australian Prime Minister Retracts Minister's Offer to Help White SA Farmers

[Daily Maverick] The Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have effectively retracted Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's offensive remarks but without slapping him down. By PETER FABRICIUS. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Trevor Noah Keeps Winning

[Zimbabwe Independent] As if having a film done based on his name is not enough, the comic and host of famous United States television programme Daily Show, the South African-born and raised Trevor Noah, recently inked a deal with leading media giant Viacom to produce content on a long-term basis. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta Scraps Visas For Mozambicans

[Capital FM] Maputo -Mozambican nationals visiting Kenya will no longer require a visa, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Govt, Mozambique Revive Cooperation After Kenyatta's Visit

[Capital FM] Maputo -Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma and her Mozambique counterpart Jose Condungua Pacheco today held bilateral talks on the sidelines of President Uhuru Kenyatta state visit to Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Soldiers Demand Free Sex As Reward for Removing Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe National Army officers across the country are reportedly demanding free services from sex workers as a show of appreciation for the role the military played in Operation Restore Legacy last November, a study has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Africa:South Africa Could Run Out of Water By 2030 - Govt Draft Plan

[News24Wire] South Africa will run out of water in 2030 unless there is a complete mind shift about the true value of water and a R899bn investment into the sector every year for the next decade. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:MDC-T National Chairman Resigns

[Zimbabwe Independent] MDC-T national chairman Lovemore Moyo has resigned, citing what he said was the party's deviation from its founding principles and values. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chaos Feared in Beitbridge As Zimra System Collapses

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority's (Zimra) Asycuda Plus online system has once again collapsed, raising fears of chaos during Easter when thousands of holidaymakers throng Beitbridge Border Post on their way to Zimbabwe from South Africa. (AllAfrica)