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Day: April 10, 2019

Comoros: Authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis

NAIROBI — Authorities in the Comoros should stop detaining journalists and censoring the press in the wake of the disputed March 24 presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Toufé Maecha, editor-in-chief of the privately owned daily Masiwa Komor,…

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Cameroon: Government forces attack village, kill civilians

Investigate Murders of Civilians, Violence in and around Health Centers, says Human Rights Watch Nairobi – Cameroonian soldiers, gendarmes, and members of the Rapid Intervention Brigade (BIR) carried out a deadly attack on the North-West region village of Meluf on…

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Nigeria: Police deploy special forces against kidnappers, bandits in North-West

ABUJA – The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, said the Nigeria Police Force has deployed special forces in the North-West to combat kidnappers and bandits. Adamu disclosed this while addressing members of the Police Community Relations Committee on…

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ATTACK ON YOBE: Nigerian troops ambush, exterminate Boko Haram terrorists

LAGOS – The Nigeria Army on Wednesday provided information on the battle on Tuesday between its troops and members of the terrorist Boko Haram group. The army said that following credible information of planned efforts by Boko Haram terrorists to…

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Zimbabwe tobacco sales gross $14.11 million, still 78% lower than last year

Almot Maqolo HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) says about 8.10 million kilograms of tobacco worth $14.11 million have been sold so far since the start of the selling season in March. Although at a slow pace,…

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Production commences at Zimcoke

Staff Reporter REDCLIFF – ZimCoke says production is expected to commence in earnest at its Redcliff base as the deal between the coke-making firm and government enters its final stages, only awaiting cabinet approval. Some of the firm’s contractors have…

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Zimbabwe sends pathologists to Mozambique

Staff Reporter HARARE – The Zimbabwean government has revealed that a team of pathologists will travel to Mozambique to collect samples of the remains of Zimbabweans buried in that country following tropical Cyclone Idai. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister…

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Econet commissions 466KW solar power plant

Almot Maqolo HARARE – Zimbabwe’s telecommunication giant, Econet Wireless has commissioned a 466KW solar power plant at its Willowvale industrial complex in Harare, as the company strengthens its efforts to the adoption of clean and reliable energy.  The solar plant…

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Zimbabwean journalists see no government will to scrap repressive media laws

Staff Reporter HARARE – The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe this week deplored government’s lackadaisical approach towards reforming the country’s repressive media laws, despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s public admission that the statutes did not meet democratic standards. Already working in a…

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