Saturday, 30th May 2020


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May and Merkel backing Mnangagwa is bad news for Zimbabwe

On August 28, British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, for a one-day working visit. This visit was part of a three-nation tour of South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria designed to strengthen Britain's trade ties with African nations.

During the course of her visit, May made a brief appearance on South African TV channel…

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Kofi Annan understood the limits of diplomacy, why it's important never to give up

Kofi Annan served as United Nations Secretary-General during a pivotal decade in modern world history – from 1997 to 2006. I would argue that his most important legacy was to focus the UN more on preventing and resolving deadly conflict within its sovereign members, while still trying to maintain peace and security among them.

How he developed and…

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Post-Mugabe euphoria fades with Zimbabwe's elections

When Robert Mugabe's brutal rule finally came to an end, millions in Zimbabwe dreamed of a brighter future - but many fear his freshly-elected former ally Emmerson Mnangagwa will simply offer more of the same.

In a Harare store specialising in decorative copper products, manager Christine said many Zimbabweans "want to run away" after a deadly…

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Sudanese hit by bread shortages as currency crunch escalates

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries.

Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of its oil output and depriving it of a crucial source of foreign currency.


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Foreign observers face tricky test in Zimbabwe vote

In Nyatsime village outside Harare, European Union election observers go from home to home collecting detailed survey answers - their first mission to Zimbabwe for 16 years since being abruptly expelled.

In 2002, the head of the EU election mission was thrown out on the eve of a violence-tainted election that kept Robert Mugabe in power and was…

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