Zimbabwe: Outcry Over Chinese Firm’s Return to Chiadzwa

[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Villagers in Manicaland’s diamond rich Chiadzwa area in Marange have expressed anger at government’s decision to unilaterally grant licences to two companies including one that is linked to the country’s military elite without consultations or following due process.

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Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa’s New Reform Timetable Save Thabane’s Skin?

[ISS] South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms.

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Uganda: Uganda Clears All Suspected of Having Ebola

[East African] Authorities in Uganda say the country’s healthcare system has succeeded in stemming further spread of the deadly Ebola virus that killed at least three people in Kasese, a border district with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been battling it over the past 11 months.

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