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This time the uprising in Zimbabwe is different

Image: Riot police detain residents of Epworth suburb after a protest by taxi drivers turned violent in Harare, Zimbabwe. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo This time the uprising in Zimbabwe is different – but will it bring regime change? Brian Raftopoulos, University of the Western Cape Zimbabwe’s ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has failed …

INAFRICA  POLITICS  ZIMBABWEMarch 21, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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Looking for Mercy

Published on Sep 15, 2016 At the age of eight, filmmaker Robyn Paterson greeted Comrade Robert Mugabe with flowers as he stepped from a plane at a Zimbabwe air-force base. She and her best friend, Mercy, were poster children for the new Zimbabwe. Robyn as pale skinned as Mercy was dark, the girls were a …

INAFRICA  COMMUNITY  ZIMBABWEMarch 18, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Africa is likely to be: ‘Where’s that?’

Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg Africa is likely to slide down the list of foreign policy priorities of a Donald Trump administration. This is because America’s foreign policy is determined by both domestic and foreign issues. When it comes to domestic factors Trump is not going to be open to lobbying by the African diaspora …

INAFRICA  POLITICS  WORLDMarch 18, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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Why Zimbabwe’s use of elephants to pay off old debt to China is problematic

Zimbabwe are looking to sell 35 young elephants to China in the hopes of settling an old debt. Keith Somerville, University of Kent A bizarre story has recently come out of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe, the politically powerful wife of the ageing president Robert Mugabe, has come up with a plan to settle a debt to …

INZIMBABWEMarch 18, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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Airbnb seeks to double Africa footprint

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday. The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent …

INBUSINESS  WORLDMarch 18, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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Is Trump Counterterrorism Aide Sebastian Gorka a Sworn Member of Hungarian Nazi-Allied Group?

Is President Donald Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, a member of a Hungarian far-right, Nazi-allied group? We speak with reporter Larry Cohler-Esses, who first reported the allegations in The Forward, a leading Jewish American newspaper. The outlet reports members of the Vitézi Rend elite order confirmed Gorka took a lifelong oath of loyalty to …

INPOLITICS  WORLDMarch 17, 2017
BY: @WEZIMBABWE
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Dutch PM Rutte scores big victory over far-right Wilders

By Toby Sterling and Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an “evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after …

INPOLITICS  WORLDMarch 17, 2017
BY: Reuters
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ARTICLE 19 launches Global Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy

7 March 2017, Geneva: Today, at a side event to the 34thsession of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), ARTICLE 19 launches The Global Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, a ground-breaking document which provides a comprehensive, updated framework on the mutually reinforcing nature of these two rights in the digital world. The Principles …

INBLOG  CULTURE  FEATURED  POLITICS  WORLD  ZIMBABWEMarch 16, 2017
BY: wezimadmin
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