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Southern Africa

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Ahead of a vote in Eswatini, Africa's last absolute monarchy, some lack hope

Eswatini will hold on Friday (Sep. 29) parliamentary elections in which political parties cannot directly take part.

About 585,000 registered voters will be called to choose 59 members of the lower house of parliament, which plays only an advisory role to the monarch.

In addition to elected lawmakers, 10 are directly appointed by King Mswati III.…

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A structure dating back almost half a million years discovered in Zambia

This is the remains of a simple structure from the Stone Age that may be the oldest evidence yet of early humans building with wood.

It was uncovered in Zambia by a team of archaeologists.

The construction is basic: a pair of overlapping logs, fitted together with a notch. 

It's nearly half a million years old and provides a rare look at how…

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Mozambique-U.S. seek to deepen defence, security ties

Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi was welcomed Friday (Sep. 22) by the U.S. Secretary of Defence to discuss the nations' bilateral defence relationship and security cooperation.

Since 2017, Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, has been the scene of a conflict between authorities and radicalized fighters. 

Austin expressed a…

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Water shortage pushes wildlife to migrate from Zimbabwe

Large numbers of elephants from Zimbabwe's biggest national park are moving to neighbouring Botswana to survive.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman said Monday (Sep. 18) that "water bodies had dried up" in the Hwange National Park leading to the migration of the mammals.

Tinashe Farawo added he couldn't quantity how many…

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