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SADC countries gang up against CITES over ivory trade

Gaborone- In a dramatic turn of events, Botswana has joined forces with Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to compel the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to open up ivory markets for the four southern African nations ahead of the organisation’s forthcoming meeting taking place in May in Sri Lanka. ...Read More

Botswana on edge … as detained ex-spy chief threatens to topple government

Gaborone - Botswana is on edge following the arrest of controversial former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Isaac Kgosi. ...Read More

Brexit: Africa least of UK’s worries

Windhoek – The United Kingdom (UK) will give priority to huge markets such as the US, Japan and China, leaving African markets at the bottom of the priority list should the UK, which has less than three months to exit the European Union (EU), says Namibian Ambassador to the EU, Dr Kaire Mbuende. ...Read More

Zambia braces for refugee influx from DRC

Lusaka - The disputed results of the December 30, 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elections have sparked anxiety in the region, as thousands of Congolese stream out of the country to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries, including Zambia. ...Read More

All eyes on SADC as four nations head to dicey polls

Gaborone – Several countries in southern Africa are gearing up for national elections later this year and The Southern Times looks ahead at what is at stake. ...Read More

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