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Like other African regions, Southern Africa can be defined more or less broadly. See the entry for Southern Africa in Wikipedia. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) contains several countries normally grouped in Central Africa or East Africa, and not included below. The first column below includes AfricaFocus Bulletins on South Africa and Zimbabwe. The second column includes the eight other countries normally included in Southern Africa. For background links on all countries, including less frequently covered in AfricaFocus Bulletin, visit the countries page.

South Africa and Zimbabwe

   April 3, 2017   South Africa: Rising Outcry for Zuma to Go
   March 6, 2017   South Africa: Targeting Immigrants, Again
   January 23, 2017   South Africa: State Capture & Energy Policy
   September 7, 2016   South Africa: From #FeesMustFall to Budget Battles
   September 7, 2016   South Africa: Post "Post-Apartheid"?
   July 15, 2016   Zimbabwe: #ThisFlag
   July 15, 2016   Zimbabwe: #WageTheft
   February 1, 2016   Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
   October 6, 2015   South Africa/Global: Piketty says "Tax the Rich"
   June 30, 2015   South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 2
   June 30, 2015   South Africa: Marikana Perspectives, 1
   April 22, 2015   South Africa: Saying No to Xenophobia
   March 30, 2015   South Africa: Energy Futures Contested
   October 30, 2014   South Africa: In Africa? Or Not?
   June 1, 2014   South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
   May  5, 2014   South Africa: Views from the Left
   January 21, 2014   South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King
   August 5, 2013   South Africa: The Marikana Syndrome
   July 23, 2013   Zimbabwe: Slim Chances for Credible Elections
   July 23, 2013   Zimbabwe: Voters' Roll Follies
   Feb 26, 2013   Zimbabwe: New Narrative on Land Reform, 1
   Feb 26, 2013   Zimbabwe: New Narrative on Land Reform, 2
   Sep  6, 2012   South Africa: The Marikana Era?
   Sep  6, 2012   South Africa: The Price of Platinum
   Jul  2, 2012   Zimbabwe: Diamonds Fund Parallel Government
   Apr  4, 2012   Africa: BRICS Stepping Up on Global Health
   Sep 12, 2011   Africa: Dead End for Diamond Monitoring?
   Jul  5, 2011   South Africa: Taking Leadership in AIDS Fight
   Apr 14, 2011   Zimbabwe: Hard Road to Reform
   Jan 26, 2011   Zimbabwe: Public Opinion Report
   Jan 26, 2011   Zimbabwe: Not Ready for Elections
   Dec 14, 2010   USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 2
   Oct  7, 2010   South Africa: Post-Apartheid Poverty & Inequality
   Oct  3, 2010   South Africa: Media Matters
   Aug  6, 2010   South Africa: Xenophobia & Civil Society
   Jun 18, 2010   Zimbabwe: Whose Diamonds?
   May 31, 2010   South Africa: Israel/Apartheid Connections
   Apr 18, 2010   Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity
   Mar 23, 2010   South Africa: Coal-Fired Denialism
   Feb 16, 2010   Zimbabwe: Demystifying "Sanctions"
   Dec 15, 2009   South Africa: 30+ New Books
   May 20, 2009   Zimbabwe: 100 Days Plus
   May 14, 2009   Africa: New Books 2009
   Feb 10, 2009   Zimbabwe: Making a Bad Deal Work?
   Jun 22, 2008   Africa: AfricaFocus Web Updates
   Jun 14, 2008   Zimbabwe: African Leaders Speak Out
   May 26, 2008   Zimbabwe: A Dream Deferred
   May 26 , 2008   Zimbabwe: "Democracy is Not a Privilege"
   May 20, 2008   South Africa: Migrants under Attack
   Apr 28, 2008   South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 1
   Apr 28, 2008   South Africa: Women, AIDS, and Violence, 2
   Mar 31, 2008   Zimbabwe: Writing on the Wall
   Nov 25, 2007   South Africa: & India & Brazil
   Oct 30, 2007   South Africa: RIP Lucky Dube
   Sep 23, 2007   Zimbabwe: A Regional Solution?
   Sep 23, 2007   Zimbabwe: Pan African Response
   Aug 14, 2007   South Africa: AIDS Action Relapse
   Jul  1, 2007   Zimbabwe: Call for SADC Action
   Mar 26, 2007   Zimbabwe: The End of "Quiet Diplomacy"?
   Dec 22, 2006   South Africa: Water for All?
   Dec 12, 2006   Zimbabwe: Symptoms of Decline
   Aug  6, 2006   Zimbabwe: Displacement and Survival
   Aug  6, 2006   Zimbabwe: Shadows and Lies
   Feb 16, 2006   South Africa: New AIDS Statistics
   Oct 18, 2005   Southern Africa: Food Emergency Shortfall
   Jul 28, 2005   Zimbabwe: Housing Tsunami Continues
   Jun 11, 2005   South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
   Apr 18, 2005   Zimbabwe: Election Fraud Report
   Mar  2, 2005   Zimbabwe: Solidarity Newsletter
   Feb 22, 2005   South Africa: Mortality Statistics, AIDS Action
   Nov 29, 2004   South Africa: Poverty Debate
   Aug  19 2004   South Africa: Apartheid Reparations Update
   Aug 14, 2004   Zimbabwe: Test for African Responsibility
   Aug  9, 2004   South Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
   Dec 10, 2003   Zimbabwe: "We Are Still Here Ambuya"
   Dec  7, 2003   Zimbabwe: Civil Society Voices
   Nov 23, 2003   South Africa: AIDS Treatment Green Light

Southern Africa (other countries)

   May 13, 2016   Mozambique: Debt Crisis & the Panama Papers
   March 23, 2016   Namibia: Meeting Expectations?
   September 8, 2015   Mozambique/Africa: "The Eloquent Peasant"
   April 14, 2014   Lesotho: "Model" Project Drains Health Budget
   June 12, 2013   Mozambique: Agriculture Project Challenged
   Feb  15 2013   Zambia/Global: The Price of Tax Avoidance
   Oct  3, 2012   Southern Africa: Climate Threat to Zambezi Basin
   Apr 19, 2012   Malawi: Hope in a New Start
   Jul 30, 2011   Malawi: Challenging Power & Corruption
   Apr 10, 2011   Swaziland: Time for Democracy?
   Sep 10, 2010   Mozambique: Police and Protesters
   Sep 10, 2010   Mozambique: Poverty and Inequality
   Jul 15, 2010   Africa: AIDS Treatment 2.0
   May 12, 2010   Southern Africa: Responsible Mining Companies?
   Feb  8, 2010   USA/Africa: Two to Tango
   Oct  4 2009   Africa: Wind Power in Global Context
   Aug 10, 2009   Angola: Failed yet Successful
   Aug 10, 2009   Angola: Oil & Housing
   Jan 22, 2009   Africa: Subsidies that Work
   Sep 27, 2008   Angola: Election Free and Fair, Sort Of
   Feb  5, 2008   Africa: Dramatic Anti-Malaria Results
   Jan 27, 2008   Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
   May 23, 2007   Africa: Medicines without Doctors
   Feb 22, 2007   Zambia: Stop the Debt Vultures!
   Nov 12, 2006   Lesotho: Anti-Corruption Actions
   May  9, 2006   Southern Africa: Slowing Fast-Track Trade
   Apr  2, 2006   Africa: User Fees
   Feb  6, 2006   Swaziland: No Democracy Allowed
   Oct 18, 2005   Southern Africa: Food Emergency Shortfall
   Apr 22, 2005   Africa: Internet Advances
   Apr  8, 2005   Mozambique: Tree of Life
   Feb  1, 2005   USA/Africa: Textile Meltdown?
   Jan  9, 2005   Africa: Year of Action for AIDS Treatment?
   Dec  3, 2004   Southern Africa: Gender and AIDS
   Oct 21, 2004   Angola: From War to Social Justice?
   Jun 13, 2004   Africa: Debt Update
   Jun  3, 2004   Zambia: Condemned to Debt
   May 24, 2004   Africa: AIDS Treatment Update
   May 18, 2004   Malawi: Election Context
   May  4, 2004   Angola: Humanitarian Update
   Apr 22, 2004   Swaziland: AIDS in Context
   Apr 13, 2004   Africa: World Bank Protests/Policy
   Feb 11, 2004   Southern Africa: AIDS Plans Updates
   Feb  8, 2004   Africa: Who Owes Whom?
   Jan 16, 2004   Angola: Oil and Accountability