Zimbabwe: Don’t Handle Zanu-PF Issues Mafia-Style – Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said his leadership will never allow “mafia-style” handling of Zanu-PF issues and urged party members to follow laid down procedures when settling grievances. The Zanu-PF First Secretary also warned youths to be wary of party cadres with unbridled ambitions who may want to cause disunity in the revolutionary organisation.

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Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Is Over – but Its Health Effects Will Be Felt for a Long Time

[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.

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Zimbabwe: National Budget Shrinks to U.S.$2 Billion

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s US$8,2 billion 2019 national budget, presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube at a time the US dollar was officially trading at par with the country’s quasi-currencies on November 22 last year, has effectively shrunk to RTGS$2,6 billion using the official rate due to currency and exchange rate volatility.

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Malawi: Govt Seals U.S.$129 Million Electricity Deal With Mozambique

[Nyasa Times] Malawi has signed technical and commercial agreements with Mozambique for the sharing of power in a bid to address a chronic blackouts hitting the country that will give Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) an opportunity to buy 200 megawatts (MW) of power from the Southern Africa Power Pool (Sapp) starting in 2022.

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Sudan’s dictator, Omar al-Bashir, is forced out of power

THE CRY rippled through the crowd in the early hours of April 11th, accompanied by the beating of drums and blasts on whistles: “It has fallen. We have won.” And, so it appears, they have. Almost exactly 30 years after Omar al-Bashir seized power in a bloodless coup, shunting aside his democratically elected predecessor, the man who did so much to wreck Sudan has himself been toppled.

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Zimbabwe: Deforestation Seen as Aggravating Flood Crisis

[RFI] Boulders as big as motor cars were dislodged in Zimbabwe’s eastern Rusitu Valley by Cyclone Idai, sending a deadly torrent down a river and wiping out 160 houses in its path. The landslides in Rusitu and the nearby town of Chimanimani are the reason so many people are missing, presumed dead beneath the rocks and rubble.

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