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Posts tagged as “Southern African Development Community”

SADC leaders vow to eradicate cholera

By CHUSA SICHONE – SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) heads of State and Government have resolved to eradicate cholera in the region.The SADC heads of State and Government agreed to implement several measures for them to eradicate cholera in the region following a virtual extraordinary meeting held on Friday, during which President Hichilema was appointed […]

SADC mandates HH

By FELIX NKINKE – THE just-ended Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has mandated President Hakainde Hichilema to support the Chairperson of SADC to intensify the diplomatic efforts between the DRC and Rwanda to bring lasting peace in the DRC.According to the Communiqué released after the […]

‘Eswatini polls peaceful, calm’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the general elections in Eswatini has said that the pre-election and voting phases, were peaceful, calm and well organized in line with the Revised SADC Guidelines and Principles Governing Democratic Elections.Former Vice-President Enoch Kavindele who chaired the mission for the […]

Stick to electoral guidelines, Kavindele counsels Eswatini stakeholders

By FELIX NKINKEHEAD of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observers Mission (SEOM), Enock Kavindele has urged all interest groups involved in upcoming Eswatini general elections to ensure that the polls are conducted in a manner that is transparent and credible.Mr Kavindele, who is a former Zambian vice-president, said stakeholders should ensure they observe […]

HH okays deployment of SADC poll observer mission in Eswatini

By FELIX NKINKE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema, as Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, has sanctioned the deployment of an election observer mission to the Kingdom...

State tells off M’membe

By JOSEPH BANDA – GOVERNMENT has refuted claims by Socialist Party leader Fred M’membe that it had any influence in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) preliminary report on recent Zimbabwean elections.And former vice-president Nevers Mumba who headed the SEOM has described Mr M’membe’s accusations as calculated lies aimed at promoting […]

HH appoints Nevers

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security has nominated former Vice-President Nevers Mumba as the head of the regional bloc’s Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to Zimbabwe.President Hichilema announced on his Facebook page yesterday that the appointment of Dr Mumba […]

SADC drivers plead: Address DRC security, congestion woes

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI – SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) truck drivers have appealed to the regional body to resolve the security challenges and congestion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).SADC Truck Driver’s Association president Eugene Ndhlovu said drivers had continued to face security problems and slow clearance of trucks at the kasumbalesa border on […]

SADC summit nods DRC peace mission

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Extra-ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika has approved the legal and operational instruments for deploying its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The approval to deploy was part of SADC’s response to address the deteriorating security and humanitarian […]

SADC leaders chart way forward on regional peace

By JAMES KUNDA – SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) leaders have collectively agreed on a series of measuresaimed at addressing the instability challenges prevailing in certain parts of the region.Incoming SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security-Troika chairperson Hakainde Hichilema said the measures were intended to foster enhanced peace and security and facilitating the smooth […]

BoZ projects reserves growth

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) this year projects to grow its international reserves to five months of import cover from the current 3.8 months.BoZ Deputy Governor for operations Francis Chipimo says the current central bank international reserves of 3 . 8 falls far below the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and […]

SADC seeks to restore lost indigenous seed varieties

By BRIAN HATYOKA-IT is undeniable that seeds play a fundamental role of sustaining food security and nutrition across the world.The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), describes seeds as the primary basis for human sustenance.As a key agricultural input, seeds support the livelihoods of farmers and rural communities.They […]

HH to chair SADC organ

By JAMES KUNDA – THE 42nd Ordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government, has elected President Hakainde Hichilema as chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation-Troika. Read more

Kazungula Bridge to Boost Regional Trade and Commerce

[New Era] The recently constructed 923-metre-long rail and road Kazungula bridge, linking Zambia and Botswana, was inaugurated on Monday in an effort to boost bilateral and regional trade. The bridge across the Zambezi River, co-financed by the two gov...

SADC Joint Military Training Vital – Chama

[Times of Zambia] DEFENCE Minister Davis Chama has said joint military training exercises for personnel in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are important in preparing regional forces for multinational peace support operations.

Chikwanda Urges SADC to Address Capital Flow Barriers

[Times of Zambia] FINANCE Minister Alexander Chikwanda has challenged the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Committee of Insurance Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities (CISNA), to address barriers to the flow of capital ...

Poor Nutrition Stalks SADC

[Times of Zambia] With a population of 292 million, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is faced with a critical challenge in addressing stunted growth which has been persistent especially in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

HIV Overshadows Women’s Health

[Times of Zambia] On 26 August 2015 Gender Links sent me the following article: The health agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) since the adoption of the Protocol on Gender and Development in 2008 has been largely overshadowed by...

Finding the Lost ‘C’ in SADC

[SANF] Nathaniel Manheru raised an important issue in Zimbabwe's Saturday Herald of 25 April 2015, when he said the flow of business between South Africa and other Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states need not be uni-directional,...