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Press Freedom Shaken in Zimbabwe

Press freedom in this Southern African nation has been shaken abruptly, this time surprisingly, with members of the police force heavily descending on journalists working for state-owned media.

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Dispatches: A Desperate Plea to Mugabe

This week, the 20,000 people who fled their homes because of massive flooding at Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi dam in February 2014 sent a desperate plea to President Robert Mugabe.

“Your government has forgotten us. We have no freedom. We feel like people in prison. Your government is treating us like second class citizens and as if we are people with no rights at all,” reads the public letter. “We do not have enough food and we are facing starvation.”

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Africa on the top of the world’s worst despots list

A United States based think tank, Foreign Policy/Fund for Peace has ranked President Mugabe as the second worse despots in the world after North Korean Kim Jongil. The nearly 90-ear-old Zimbabwean president is followed by the presidents of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt.

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Brazil bring rare good news to Zimbabwe

HARARE – Brazil’s Samba Boys brought joy to long-suffering Zimbabwe, causing euphoria on the streets despite inflicting defeat on the home side in a World Cup warm-up match.

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Zimbabwe’s main free newspapers re-licensed

HARARE – Four new independent daily newspapers have been licensed to publish in Zimbabwe in a move that is expected to herald a new era after a decade of media censorship. The famous ‘Daily News’ is being re-launched.

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South Africa/Sudan: arrest threat for Sudan’s al-Bashir

CAPE TOWN — Sudan’s recently re-elected President Omar al-Bashir faces arrest if he visits SA for the World Cup after President Jacob Zuma‘s pledge yesterday to abide by international law.

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