Why doesn’t SADC intervene in dire political situations in the same way leaders in West Africa do?
Was it South Africa’s political opposition, rather than the plight of Zimbabweans, that pushed Pretoria to respond?
The time is long past that Pretoria’s admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe’s leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
The president is denying his people recourse to the African Court at a time they need it most.
Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
After its 38th Ordinary Summit held in Windhoek, Namibia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) endorsed the 23rd of March as a day to mark the Southern Africa Liberation Day. The date is a special day for the region, highly regarded as one of the turning points in southern Africa’s history.
Southern Africa’s liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
The tiny, landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been giving the region a chronic migraine, way out of proportion to its size, for a long time. Last week the Southern African Development Community (SADC) finally had enough and put its foot down
This weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will convene a double troika summit in Mozambique to receive the report of its commission of inquiry into ‘disturbances to peace and stability’ in Lesotho. The 10-member commission, led by Botswana High Court judge, Mpaphi Phumaphi, was deployed in September and concluded its work in early November. The inquiry was established following the SADC summit that took place in Pretoria in July.