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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund offered to them calling it unfair.The group known as SADC Tribunal Rights Watch, said in...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP photographer said.Close to 100 mainly Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa gathered to protest economic hardship...

After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold” as they endured an economic emergency.Tsitsi Dangarembga, whose latest book “This Mournable Body” has been...

CIVICUS, others condemn Zimbabwe continued crackdown on critics

Zimbabwe’s military and police continue the arrests of scores of critics/opposition figures after last week's aborted anti-government protest, according to reports.Global civil society alliance CIVICUS has condemned the action of the government, describing it as barbaric, the group also...

South Africa anti-corruption watchdog probes Covid-19 tenders

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog said on Monday it was investigating irregularities in government tenders during the coronavirus crisis.The inquiries by the Public Protector come after the Special Investigating Unit launched a separate probe into tenders for personal protective equipment...

Zimbabwe police intensifies crackdown on journalists, opposition, scores arrested

Zimbabwean police has intensified crackdown on opposing voices in the wake of opposition defiance to embark on protest over corruptions in the President Mnangagwa led Zanu-PF government.Scores of protesters were arrested Friday including the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga...

Zimbabwe businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

Zimbabwe’s businesses were shut and streets deserted in the capital Harare early on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is under pressure to revive...

A day before planned protest, Zimbabwe shutdown streets, shops

Zimbabwe’s security forces on Thursday cleared people off streets of the capital Harare and forced shops to close, a day before planned anti-government protests during the worst economic crisis in nearly a decade.President Emmerson Mnangagwa has struggled to keep...

Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5b compensation to white farmers

Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe...

Zimbabwe general, who helped plot Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.Shiri, who commanded the air force for 25 years until he joined...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

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Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...