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Zuma meeting with Kabila is ‘their private business’ – protesters

PRETORIA, June 25 – President Jacob Zuma’s meeting with visiting Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila on Sunday is a non-event, according to DRC nationals protesting at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guesthouse in Pretoria. “Our Constitution dictates that at the end of his second term Kabila must have vacated from power. An election […]

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Drop case against Angolan journalists charged with crimes against state – CPJ

NEW YORK, June 24 – Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday. Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption website Maka Angola, and Bras Lourenco, of the weekly newspaper O Crime, face charges of “outrage to […]

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Media sucked into fights to succeed Mugabe

HARARE, June 23 – Zimbabwean media practitioners are caught up in the fierce factional fights in the ruling party to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean police, infamous for their partisanship to Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, have summoned several journalists working for the privately-run NewsDay to be state witnesses in a court case. Former Mashonaland […]

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Zim policies under spotlight at Joburg summit

JOHANNESBURG, June 23– Hurdles faced by South African business people when doing business in Zimbabwe are in the spotlight at the three-day Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment Conference taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg. On Thursday, Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Johannesburg for the conference which kicks off on Friday. “Any policy that an investor wishes […]

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Bond notes won’t address Zim macro-economic imbalances – World Bank

HARARE, June 21 ‑ Zimbabwe’s newly-introduced trade currency, the bond notes, will not address the country’s underlying macro-economic challenges, despite trade currency increasing the cash supply, boosting liquidity and attenuating deflationary pressures, the World Bank has said. In a report titled “Zimbabwe Economic Update: The State in the Economy”, released Wednesday, the World Bank said […]

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Armadale intersects high-grade coarse flake graphite mineralisation at Tanzania project

JOHANNESBURG, June 21 – Armadale Capital PLC said on Wednesday that its trenching programme at its Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania has intersected high grade, coarse flake graphite mineralisation over a width of 73 metres. The South African based mining investment company with a London listing said the trenching programme at Mahenge Liandu has […]