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Climate Change Puts North Africa in Hot Spot

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Show more Show less Government leaders and experts plan a climate change summit in Madrid next month amid a raft grim reports about the warming world. Sandwiched between an expanding Sahara and a rising Mediterranean Sea, North African countries are particularly vulnerable to its effects. From the Tunisian village of Bir Salah, Lisa Bryant takes […]

Zimbabwe police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition supporters

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HARARE, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Zimbabwean police on Wednesday used batons, tear gas and water cannon to beat up and disperse supporters of the main opposition party who had gathered outside its building in the capital to listen to a speech by their leader. The latest police action comes as the opposition Movement for Democratic […]

South African cement firm PPC’s earnings hit by Zimbabwe inflation

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Nov 20 (Reuters) – South African cement company PPC Ltd reported a lower first-half headline earnings per share on Wednesday, hurt by a weaker Zimbabwean dollar and said it had started a review of its operations. The company’s results were affected by the application of hyperinflationary accounting by PPC Zimbabwe, which it said complicated comparability […]

South Africa Minister Urges Zimbabweans to Resolve Serious Economic, Political Problems

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WASHINGTON —  A South African minister says Zimbabwe’s social, economic and political problems can be addressed by local people being helped by the international community, instead of having the Southern African Community (SADC) only focusing on targeted sanctions imposed by the West on some Zanu PF officials. Speaking at a symposium in Pretoria focusing on […]

FEATURE-Homes, land destroyed as desperate Zimbabweans turn to illegal gold mining

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FILABUSI, Zimbabwe, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U nder the blazing sun, a group of men use picks and shovels to dig up a bushy patch of land outside Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, stopping every few seconds to scan the soil for signs of gold. The 13 men, led by one carrying a metal detector, […]

Trump Administration Changes Position on Israeli Settlements in West Bank

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the U.S. is changing its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, dismissing the State Department’s 1978 legal opinion that civilian settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are “inconsistent with international law.” T

‘Taxation shouldn’t frustrate production’

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The Chronicle Prosper Ndlovu in Kampala, Uganda AFRICA needs to nurture its budding entrepreneurs and ensure that taxation levels do not frustrate new innovations and domestic production, which form the base of job creation and solid economic growth, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said yesterday.  Officially opening the 4th International Conference on Tax in Africa here, […]

African Sun rolls out US$25m revamp programme

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The Chronicle Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter HOSPITALITY group, African Sun, says it has embarked on a rehabilitation programme for most of its hotels across the country at an estimated cost of US$25 million. In a trading update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, the hospitality concern said: “The group has taken an initiative […]

AfCFTA deal unsettles revenue authorities

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The Chronicle Prosper Ndlovu in Kampala, Uganda AS the drive towards operationalising the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) gathers momentum, revenue authorities within the region are apprehensive of the potential compromise this would pose on domestic revenue collections mainly on the customs front.  Africa is in dire need of a strong domestic revenue base […]