Zimbabwe: Why the Economy Is Broken – What the Private Sector Can Do

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has weakened itself by creating monopolies and appointing Zanu-PF officials in key positions in government departments and parastatals. The decision to do so was more political than professional.

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Burundi: Prosecutor Seeks 15-Years in Prison for Journalists

[CPJ] Nairobi -Burundi’s public prosecutor on December 30 asked for a 15-year prison term for four journalists for privately owned online news outlet Iwacu and their driver who are charged with undermining state security, according to Iwacu and other news reports.

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South Africa: Ministers Intervene in Closure of Community Radio Stations

[SAnews.gov.za] Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu and Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will convene an urgent meeting with stakeholders in a bid to keep community radio stations on air.

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