August 6, 2020

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

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From BBC The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could reach 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. It made landfall close to the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached the city on Sunday. The official death toll stands at 84 […]

Destination of the week

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National Geographic says KwaZulu-Natal is a must-see destination in 2019 – after a tough 2018 for the tourism sector By Phillip de Wet from Business Insider SA Travellers in the UK should check out KwaZulu-Natal, National Geographic Traveller magazine says, ranking the province as number 13 in it’s 2019 “Cool List”. A direct Heathrow to […]

Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

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From BBC A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using “systematic torture” in a crackdown on protests. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission strongly criticised authorities for using troops to quell demonstrations. Unrest broke out more than a week ago following a sharp rise in fuel prices. A government spokesman defended the crackdown, […]

Tourist trampled to death while trying to take a picture of an elephant in Africa

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From Inquisitr The woman got too close to the wild herd in Zimbabwe, authorities said. A German tourist in Zimbabwe was trampled to death when she tried to take a picture of an elephant and ended up too close to the animal’s path. The incident happened in Mana Pools National Park, where authorities said the […]

Venezuela’s Hyperinflation—Weimar or Zimbabwe on the Caribbean?

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by Scott B. MacDonald From The National Interest These two historical cases warn of what could come next. Venezuela has the dubious distinction of having the world’s highest level of inflation. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Venezuela’s estimated inflation rate in 2017 was 1,087.5 percent. The runners-up were the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

Mighty efforts in vain amid Afghan, Caribbean dominance

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By Peter Della Penna From ESPN CricketInfot 1. Evin Lewis (West Indies) – 316 runs at 39.50, three fifties West Indies’ scoring was thin at times during the tournament, but Lewis’ runs column remained consistently fat. He led all openers in runs at the tournament and finished third overall. Most significantly, his three half-centuries came […]

The Editor Speaks: Why do the poor countries allow their leaders to live a life that rivals Royalty?

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In an article we have published today titled “Filthy Rich” it highlights the lavish lifestyle of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators. The article states: “The former First Family of Zimbabwe – The Mugabes – deposed by the military, after the tanks rolled out on a weekend now four weeks gone, must surely rank top of this […]

Africa’s filthy rich

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Filthy rich: The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators By Tony Mochama From SDE The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators Late last month, the new president of Zimbabwe, Emerson Mnangagwa, issued an amnesty that runs from December 1 to March 1 for the return of funds that companies and individuals have hidden […]

Grace Mugabe – An Alternative View

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By Jo-Dee Davis Lake From WIC News Joy-Dee Davis Lake is the Deputy Head of Mission of the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in the US. She is a graduate of UWI and the Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy. Her article appears at the request of regular columnist Sir Ronald Sanders. The views expressed are […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]