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Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept towards flood-battered Mozambique.

In Comoros, the winds caused widespread power outages in the northern part of the main island, Grande Comore, and the capital Moroni as…

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Zimbabwe seeks $613 million aid from donors after drought, cyclone

Zimbabwe appealed on Tuesday for $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors to cover food imports and help with a humanitarian crisis after a severe drought and a cyclone that battered the east of the country.

An El Nino-induced drought has wilted crops across Zimbabwe and left about a third of its 15 million people in need of food…

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Land compensation: I am simply following the Constitution, says Zim president

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed claims by his critics and supporters that his government has sold out by agreeing to pay compensation to white former commercial farmers.

Early this week, his government budgeted RTGS$53m (about R238m at current exchange rates) as part payment for the estimated 4 500 white farmers who lost their…

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Zimbabwe to complete land valuations in May to pay compensation

Zimbabwe plans to complete land valuations by the end of May to determine the level of compensation to be paid to former white commercial farmers who lost their properties during the government’s land reform programme.

"Given the significant progress made to date, it is anticipated that that this comprehensive farm improvements valuation exercise…

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