Zimbabwe sees its worst state violence in a decade

LAST YEAR Emmerson Mnangagwa strutted around the World Economic Forum (WEF) declaring his country “open for business”. This year Zimbabwe’s president did not even make it to Davos. Instead, on January 21st, having cut short a foreign jaunt that was meant to end at the WEF, he arrived home to a country in chaos

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Cote d’Ivoire: ICC Acquits Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo of War Crimes

[ICC] Today, 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), by majority, Judge Herrera Carbuccia dissenting, acquitted Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. A fully reasoned decision will be issued in writing in due course. The Prosecutor may appeal the decision after the full decision is filed.

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Zimbabwe: Mystery Surge in Petrol, Diesel Use in 2018

[The Herald] Zimbabwe consumed almost 480 million more litres of petrol and diesel in six months between June and November last year than in the same period in 2017, a gargantuan 77 percent extra, at an additional foreign currency cost of more than US$200 million, The Herald can report.

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