Luanda: The member States of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) need USD 42.3 billion to implement 54 projects in 15 years. The fact was confirmed by the deputy executive secretary for Regional Integration, João Samuel Caholo.
Harare: Sadc should prevail this time around! African leaders meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this month for an AU summit that has on its main agenda and the long awaited election of the chairperson of the union's commission. The chairperson's position is a very powerful as the incumbent does the day to day running of the union, something akin got e a general manager of the union.
Rio de Janeiro: A new report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says while the linkages between the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are well understood within Southern Africa, the subregion has not adopted an integrated approach to development. The report, “Progress towards sustainable development in Southern Africa” prepared with the assistance of the African Development Bank, and circulated at the ongoing Rio+20 conference, says that for this reason, the “inter-linkages between the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are fundamentally not being achieved”.
Windhoek: All Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have reaffirmed their commitment of support to the SADC Tribunal, said Sackey Shangala of the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) yesterday. SADC justice ministers and attorneys general last week met in Luanda, Angola, to discuss the future of the Tribunal, which was suspended in August 2010. Shangala said the ministers have now completed their report on the Tribunal which is to be handed over to the SADC Council of Ministers and the SADC Summit to be held in August in Maputo, Mozambique.
Harare: Southern Africa’s Justice ministers and Attorneys-General are meeting in Angola to review the role, functions and terms of the Sadc Tribunal following its suspension in 2010, and have been urged to uphold recommendations of the retention of the regional court and ensure it is allowed to function again. The meeting, which ends on Friday, is expected to table its recommendations at the Sadc Summit in July this year.
Harare: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has seconded its two representatives to Zimbabwe's Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic), putting paid to months of Zanu (PF)'s resistance to have foreigners drafted into the multi-party group. The two are Ambassador David Katye from Tanzania and Colly Muunyu, a Zambian national.
Johannesburg: The massive migration out of Zimbabwe, the largest in the region’s history, was more tragic even than the political violence during recent elections, senior Zimbabwe scholar, Brian Raftopoulos believes. Raftopoulos, Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust, addressed media and civil rights organisations in Johannesburg on Tuesday on migrants and deportations of African asylum seekers.
An Extraordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Luanda, Republic of Angola on 1st June 2012. The Summit was officially opened by H.E. Eng. José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola and the Chairperson of SADC.
Harare: President Robert Mugabe's resolve to have general elections this year will undergo its first major test today when the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Organ for Defence, Politics and Security meets to discuss Zimbabwe's political situation in Angola. Sadc invited principals in the inclusive government for the meeting of the Organ, also known as the Troika, ahead of a meeting of heads of state and government at the weekend. MDC leader Welshman Ncube has also been invited to the crucial meeting.
Luanda: The creation of a SADC Development Fund and adoption of methods for mobilising financial resources for the organisation, is high on the agenda for the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) taking place from May 31 to June 1 in Luanda.