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  • Cyclone may have killed more than 1,000 people, Mozambique president says

    03/18/2019 10:17:26 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/18/19
    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people. It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the...
  • President Trump must slap immediate sanctions on South Africa

    03/10/2019 3:53:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/19 | Steve Apfel
    To the casual moralist you don’t slap sanctions on a country on its knees minding its own business. Never mind the country has a government of looters who campaign on a ticket of lies about Israel and fete Hamas terror leaders and a plane highjacker on home soil. South Africa is not neighbouring Zimbabwe, on which President Trump already slapped sanctions, although the Cato Institute warned him that South Africa is on the Zimbabwean road to hell. (Hyperlink needed). For now the country remains afloat. The problem (call it the exemplar effect) is somewhat different.. .....
  • Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe's erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle

    02/13/2019 6:44:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Jacqui Thornton (D-CNN)
    Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specializes in beef livestock. The district agronomist -- plants specialist -- owns 27 hectares of land in the Mwenezi area of southern Zimbabwe, a particularly arid location. Here, farmers endure extreme weather challenges such as drought and flash flooding -- and, thus, some of the highest food shortages. His cattle can exist on the little grass that remains during dry times, but to produce crops without irrigation is risky -- so he decided against it. "One year, you win; one...
  • Nothing Can Prepare You for Life With Hyperinflation [Venezuela]

    02/12/2019 1:40:26 PM PST · by NRx · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-12-2019 | Virginia López Glass
    I’d seen the black and white photos of German children using bundles of money as building blocks during the Weimar Republic. I’d read about the skyrocketing price of bread in Zimbabwe, and how people were carrying their cash in wheelbarrows. But nothing you read can prepare you for life with hyperinflation. In the Weimar Republic hyperinflation was largely the result of reparation: payments imposed on Germany after World War I. In Zimbabwe it was the result of Robert Mugabe’s land reform policy and the drop in food production and foreign investment that followed. But in Venezuela it has been the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/23/2019

    01/23/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The opposition takes to the streets of Venezuela today, the anniversary of the overthrow of a dictator in 1958, with the backing of the United States as expressed by Vice-President Mike Pence who said yesterday via Twitter: "@POTUS & the US stand w/ the Venezuelan people as they seek to regain their liberty from dictator Nicolas Maduro.... "The resistance will not allow our people's blood to be used as fuel in the election campaign in Israel, and it has the tools to defend the people" That is the message from the Hamas terror organization that runs the Gaza Strip following...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday Night-Monday Morning 1/20/2019-1/21/2019

    01/21/2019 12:01:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning.... Israel on the attack in Syria, first a mid-day strike on a southeastern Damascus airport.... The next installment of Qatari Arab cash is on its way to Gaza...... Israeli politics and a Likud party member Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely challenging one of the leaders of the "New Right" Party Education Minister Naftali Bennett...... The womens marches of Yellow Vests in France Sunday.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe last week widespread street demonstrations against the high price of fuel said to be the highest in all of Africa lead to a government crackdown with live ammunition.... Meanwhile...
  • Zimbabweans dying of hunger after land grabs and killing of white farmers

    01/16/2019 5:06:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 85 replies
    NewSoweto ^ | 1/1/6/19
    The deplorable economic situation in Zimbabwe is getting even more critical by the day. Stack poverty now stares the majority of the people on the face. At some point, the country had a vibrant economy, when agricultural investors where not arm twisted, their land taken away forcefully by the former regime in a bid to Redistribute land. The truth about Zimbabwe is that it has regressed, back to that ancient poverty which has been the historical lot of mankind. As I’ve pointed out before: The problem with this description is that it is actually accurate. Zimbabwe simply doesn’t have anything...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 5:27:02 AM PST · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/16/2019 | Nextrush
    "A catastrophic failure of leadership @Theresa May. If she has any sense of honor she will resign" That is the tweet of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage in face of Prime Minister Theresa May's huge defeat in the House of Commons..... Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists based in Somalia say they are behind the attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 24 people including one US citizen.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe opposition Pastor Evan Mwarire is under arrest following three days of protest against rising fuel prices..... The Russian Interfax News Agency quotes its sources...
  • Mugabe Gets Robbed (There's a Punch Line Here, Somewhere...)

    01/10/2019 5:09:37 PM PST · by Kriggerel · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 10 2019 | BBC
    Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.
  • South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites

    12/18/2018 8:31:28 PM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 147 replies
    Vesti News ^ | 12/18/2018 | Vesti News
    South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites Video at the link.
  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskom’s warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africa’s power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage that’s scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • US Woman Survives Hippo Attack on Safari in Zimbabwe

    12/06/2018 11:35:03 AM PST · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 12/06/18 | Jessica Puckett
    About 500 people are killed in hippopotamus attacks each year. On Saturday, Kristen Yaldor was almost one of them. The 37-year-old American woman was on a river safari tour with her husband, Ryan, when she was suddenly attacked by a hippo that was said to be protecting her calf. The couple was on a guided canoe safari on Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River. Led by tour operator Wild Horizons, the safari group had three guests and two guides. While canoeing down the river, one of the guides spotted the hippo on the river’s right bank. He reportedly instructed the group to paddle...
  • Mugabe Unable to Walk

    11/24/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2018 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's former President Mugabe, 94, is unable to walk because of ill health, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said...
  • South Africa's White Farmers Face Land Seizure

    11/20/2018 6:21:13 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 67 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 11/16/2018 | Simon Osborne
    SOUTH Africa’s white farmers could face land seizures after the country’s parliament recommended controversial reforms which put their future in doubt. The proposals would see the introduction of laws allowing the state to expropriate land without compensation “in the national interest”. White South African farmers still own around 73 percent of the country’s commercial agricultural land despite making up just nine percent of the population. And supporters of sweeping land reform insist the state must step in to transfer ownership of some of the land to black farmers more than two decades after the end of apartheid.
  • Zimbabwe's Coup Did Not Create Democracy from Dictatorship

    10/23/2018 4:39:55 AM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    The Convrsation ^ | August 16, 2018 6.36am EDT | Steven Feldstein
    ...Mnangagwa struck a conciliatory tone in the months leading up to the election. Declaring that Zimbabwe was “open for business,” he amended a law requiring local ownership of diamond and platinum mines. He signaled his intent to end farm seizures and vowed to sell off failing state enterprises. He even wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for democracy and equal rights for all citizens. But Mnangagwa is tied to numerous human rights abuses, including overseeing a series of government-ordered massacres between 1982 and 1986 known as the “Gukurahundi.” An estimated 20,000 civilians from Zimbabwe’s Ndebele ethnic group were killed....
  • Zimbabwe Parliamentary Committee to Engage US Congress on Sanctions

    10/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Bulawayo 24 News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Staff
    THE Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is planning to meet members of the United States Congress and the European Union to discuss the removal of sanctions as part of its re-engagement drive. In an interview yesterday, committee chairperson, Kindness Paradza said the committee's major thrust is re-engagement and international trade. "Foreign Affairs is the face of Zimbabwe and we have been given an additional mandate which is international trade. So, what we are going to do this session is to assist the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in re-engagement programmes, as well as bringing in foreign direct investment...
  • New Zimbabwe Documentary on Massacres Takes Aim at President

    10/23/2018 3:47:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    AP via WRAL.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military … The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe loyalist and enforcer who succeeded him, has tolerated documentaries and plays critical of the government amid promises of a "flowering of democracy." But none has taken such direct aim at Mnangagwa as the new documentary on the army operation he supported as state security minister between 1983 and 1987. "Gukurahundi genocide: 36...
  • Here's How China Matters in Zimbabwe's Elections

    10/23/2018 3:32:34 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 30, 2018 | Richard Aidoo
    China offers development assistance but not everyone is happy about it. The people of Zimbabwe head to the polls today on July 30, 2018, to cast their votes in the first election after the abrupt end to the almost forty-year rule of Robert Mugabe, the country's only ruler since independence in 1980. The two major candidates to watch are Mugabe's former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Emerson Mnangagwa, the replacement for the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and the candidate for the Movement for Democratic Change—Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Nelson Chamisa. The drama that...
  • Tucker Carlson Tackles South African Farm Murders And Land Appropriation Efforts -

    08/27/2018 5:44:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    Tucker Carlson is a man who’s never been afraid of tackling sacred cows, but when the Fox News host waded into the South Africa land appropriation issue last Wednesday night, even he was likely not prepared for the backlash he was about to endure.Indeed, Carlson’s Wednesday segment calling South African President Cyril Ramaphosa "a racist" and decrying the U.S. State Department’s lackluster response to the spectre of uncompensated land grabs and the ongoing slaughter of (mostly) white South African farmers brought the ire of all the ‘Usual Suspects,’ including the Anti-Defamation League, Right Wing Watch, the establishment media, liberals of all stripes,...
  • Media Justifies Ethnic Cleansing With Fake Stats About South African Farmers - Greenfield

    08/27/2018 4:16:06 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Media Justifies Ethnic Cleansing With Fake Stats About South African Farmers FACT CHECK: 72% of South Africa’s land is not owned by white farmers. August 27, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. After President Trump tweeted about the mistreatment of white farmers in South Africa, the media rushed out stories justifying the ANC regime’s plans to ethnically cleanse white farmers by seizing land without compensation. These stories invariably contained a popular fake statistic abused by racists. Bloomberg pretended to...