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Swazi editor who compared judge to a punk sentenced

2014-05-31 Mbabane – A court in Swaziland on Friday sentenced a magazine editor to a suspended three-month term for articles written four years ago comparing the country’s chief justice to a high school punk. Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation magazine, is currently in custody for contempt of court over separate recent articles critical of … Continue reading

W Africa seeks regional effort against Boko Haram

2014-05-31 17:00 Accra – The West African bloc announced plans on Saturday to increase cooperation with Central African states in the battle against “terrorism”, amid fears of Boko Haram’s insurgency spreading across the region. Nigeria has repeatedly said it needs more help from its central African neighbours — including Chad, Cameroon and Niger — to … Continue reading

United States funds gay and lesbian research project in South Africa

May 30, 2014 South Africa has one of the most progressive gay rights constitutions in the world. Yet, as in many parts of Africa (and the world), homophobia and anti-gay prejudice are rife. A lethal reality of this in South Africa are the so-called violent and often deadly “corrective rapes” that black lesbians — and … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Important Ingredients for Zimbabwe’s Turnaround

31 May 2014 , By Mbango Sithole, Source: New Zimbabwe BEYOND the dark cloud of corruption, hopelessness and enduring poverty in Zimbabwe lies a possible dawn of justice, peace and prosperity for all. We are all desperate for a turnaround in our once prosperous country. In my opinion there are several ingredients required for that … Continue reading

Police condemn Apostolic sect violence

by Staff reporter 30 May 2014 | The Zimbabwe Republic Police say it will not tolerate lawlessness in the country from any quarter following the assault of police officers and journalists by members of a Budiriro apostolic sect. Six members of the Budiriro 2-based Johane Masowe sect led by Madzibaba Ishmael who attacked police and … Continue reading

Chief Justice on “fornication” and “sanctity of the family”

The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies University of Stellenbosch 27 May 2014 BY MOGOENG WA MOGOENG CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Prof C S Human, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof N Koopman, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Members of the Organising Committee of this Conference, International … Continue reading

Attention: Ridiculous Facebook demands to unlock hacked account

Community Operations Facebook Dear Logan My email alone which I used should be sufficient to unlock the facebook account. All the details that you are asking for is nonsense and ridiculous. You can clearly see that the email address l am using now to send you this email is the one l am using on … Continue reading

Zim cabinet orders changes to black empowerment law

2014-05-29 Harare – Zimbabwe’s cabinet has ordered that a controversial equity law which forces foreign companies to cede a majority shareholding to local investors be amended, a minister said on Thursday. “Cabinet has said the law should be aligned with the constitution and we will soon be making the necessary adjustments,” Indigenisation Minister Francis Nhema … Continue reading

Niger jails man for four years in first slavery case

2014-05-29 Niamey – A court in the West African state of Niger has sentenced a man to four years in jail in the country’s first prosecution for slavery, a magistrate said on Thursday. The 63-year old man had taken a woman as his fifth wife against local law and had subjected her to slavery, the … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Chiredzi GBV Cases Double

29 May 2014 , By Tafadzwa Ndlovu, Source: The Herald Chiredzi Cases of gender-based violence in Chiredzi nearly doubled to 3 500 last year up from 1 800 in 2012, according to an NGO. Musasa Project gender rights officer Mrs Siphiwe Maphosa told participants at a three-day workshop on GBV here on Tuesday that the … Continue reading

Embraced As Book Café ‘Guest of Honour’

27 May 2014 , By Alex Bell, Source: SW Radio Buhera MP Joseph Chinotimba was last week embraced and welcomed as a guest of honour at the Book Café in Harare, where he reportedly “brought the house down” with his jokes. Appearing at the Carnival Comedy Night at the venue, ‘Chinoz’ was pictured on stage, … Continue reading

Zanu-PF scoffs at Sikhala ‘coup’ calls

by Staff reporter 21 May 2014 | 2725 Views Zanu-PF has described as outrageous calls by MDC-T returnee, Job Sikhala, for Zimbabweans to take advantage of President Robert Mugabe’s absence to eject him from office and install opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at the helm of the country’s leadership. Zanu-PF spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo scoffed at Sikhala’s … Continue reading

Zimbabweans in S.Africa to re-apply for permits

Agence France-Presse May 20, 2014 Almost 250,000 Zimbabweans who obtained special permits to live in South Africa during their country’s political crisis will have to reapply when their visa amnesty expires this year, a government spokesman said. South Africa in April 2009 introduced a policy of allowing Zimbabweans to enter the country without visas after … Continue reading

Zim farmers face escalating violence and land invasions

Posted by Alex Bell on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Violence | Charles Taffs of the CFU warned of escalating incidents of violence By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 23 May 2014 The Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe (CFU) has warned the there are escalating incidents of violence, intimidation and farm takeovers across the country, … Continue reading

Zimbabwe ruling party politician backs gay rights for IDAHO

Mhondoro Ngezi district councilor Richman Rangwani has risked the wrath of his own Zanu-PF party to speak out against the persecution of homosexuals in Zimbabwe 20 MAY 2014 | BY ANDREW POTTS Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock (USAF) Zanu-PF party councilor Richman Rangwani has risked the wrath of his own party by speaking in … Continue reading

Farm invaders should be brought to book

NewsDay Editorial: May 22, 2014 in Editorials, Opinion THE invasion by hundreds of villagers, including war veterans of Tongaat Hullets sugarcane estates in Chiredzi between the weekend and Tuesday is a disgrace for the country, which is battling to be accepted by the international community. NewsDay Editorial This, especially, following the violent land reform of … Continue reading

Baba Jukwa or no Baba Jukwa, Zanu PF must fix economy

Publisher NewsDay May 20, 2014 WE HEAR ECONOMIC POLICY BEING ANNOUNCED AT ZANU PF POLITBURO MEETINGS, WOBVAWASHAYA KUTI ZVIRIKUFAMBASEI? _________________________ GUEST COLUMNIST RASHWEAT MUKUNDU The State media has continued on its “exposés” on Baba Jukwa inciting the police to arrest those allegedly involved with Baba Jukwa, more so who communicated, supplying information, among many other … Continue reading

U.S. to Sudan: release Christian woman

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor — International pressure is mounting on Sudan to release a pregnant Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy, with members of the U.S. Congress asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene on her behalf. On Wednesday, a bi-partisan group of four senators introduced a resolution condemning the … Continue reading

Wua Students March in Honour of Slain Colleague

20 May 2014 , By Tafadzwa Ndlovu, Source: The Herald Fifteen-year-old Leona Matanda yesterday missed school so that she could take part in a commemoration march for her mother, Isabel Masuka, a 39-year-old Women’s University Africa student, who was brutally murdered by her husband last month. The husband, Lewis Matanda (41), committed suicide four days … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Farming Community ‘Shell Shocked’ After Violent Guruve Murder

7 May 2014 , By Alex Bell, Source: SW Radio The death of a young Zimbabwean woman, who was brutally beaten in an attack on her and her father near their Guruve farm, has left the farming community “shell shocked.” Catherine Francis was out walking with her father Malcolm on Saturday when they were attacked … Continue reading

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