Low growth, rising population, drought and floods have contributed to worsening food insecurity in the region.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
Prosecutors say Marry Mubaiwa tried to unplug Chiwenga's life support tubes in a South African hospital in June.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
Public discontent has grown in Zimbabwe with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has struggled to fulfil promises of economic prosperity and more political freedoms.
Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
Investigations showed that at least 55 elephants had died from lack of food and water in a game park in western Zimbabwe.
Fifty years ago today in Somalia, Mohammed Siad Barre’s military coup ended Somalia’s brief democratic period, which paved the way for civil war when the regime eventually collapsed. His contested legacy divides Somalis to this day.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Since the beginning of the year, some 50 people, mainly government detractors, have been abducted and tortured in Zimbabwe, but it is not easy to say who could be behind these heinous crimes.
Robert Mugabe, who led the bitter guerrilla war to end white-minority rule in the country, was Zimbabwe's first leader and ruled from 1980, overseeing a years-long slide from prosperity to economic ruin and repression.
Two years ago when Mugabe was still in power, many people wished him dead, but when he truly died, a lot of people grieved for him.
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