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#Tajamuka spokesperson Mkhwananzi quits after donations abuse allegations

HARARE, October 3 ‑ Zimbabwean Tajamuka/Sesijikile lobby group spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi quit following allegations of donor fund embezzlement, the group confirmed on Monday. The Tajamuka/Sesijikile pressure group has been lobbying for President Robert Mugabe to be ousted. “We want to inform stockholders of the campaign and all progressive activists that Promise Mkwananzi voluntarily decided to […]

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South Africa, Zimbabwe set to solidify ties

PRETORIA – SOUTH Africa is determined to expand its long-standing relations with neighbouring Zimbabwe, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said. The South African minister spoke in the capital Pretoria on Monday at the second session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the two countries. Her Zimbabwean colleague, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, led a […]

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Liberia’s next president has a mountain to climb says ISS

JOHANNESBURG, October 2 – An African Union (AU) Short-Term Election Observation Mission will be deployed to Liberia on Tuesday to observe the country’s forthcoming presidential and legislative elections scheduled for October 10. The deployment was approved by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, following an invitation by the Government and […]

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Australian mining company to sell Mooiplaats Colliery for R180mln

JOHANNESBURG, October 2 – Australian mining company Coal of Africa (CoAL) on Monday entered into a sale of shares and claims agreement with Mooiplaats Coal Holdings (MCH) and Mooiplaats Mining to sell its mothballed Mooiplaats Colliery in Mpumalanga province for approximately R180 million.   CoAL said the shares and claims in Mooiplaats will be sold to MCH, a consortium of investors, for an aggregate […]

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At least eight protesters killed in Cameroon

JOHANNESBURG, October 2 – Cameroonian soldiers have shot dead at least eight people, and wounded others, after heavily armed police and soldiers deployed to Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday in an effort to prevent protests by activists calling for independence from the majority francophone nation, The Guardian newspaper reported late Sunday night. Sunday’s protests […]