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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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It’s time for the SADC region to hold Zimbabwe to account (Tafi Mhaka, Al Jazeera)

On January 8, in a speech marking the 110th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC), South African President and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa underlined his party’s determination to help resolve various political and developmental challenges across Africa. It’s time for the SADC region to hold Zimbabwe to account | Opinions | Al Jazeera

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Zimbabwe to put New York Times freelance journalist on trial (Al Jazeera)

A freelance journalist working for the New York Times will appear in Zimbabwe court on Wednesday, his lawyer and the newspaper said, in a case critics say illustrates the authoritarian nature of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Thirty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Moyo spent three weeks in jail last year accused of obtaining fake accreditation documents for two of the US […]

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The hypocrisy of Emmerson Mnangagwa (Tafi Mhaka, Al Jazeera)

Since becoming the president of Zimbabwe in November 2017, despite repeatedly paying lip service to calls for democratic reform, Emmerson Mnangagwa did little to further human rights and democratic freedoms in the country. Instead, his government deepened Zimbabwe’s economic struggles, enabled endemic corruption, fuelled instability, and targeted opposition figures, rights activists and journalists to strike […]

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Should western sanctions on Zimbabwean entities be lifted? (Al Jazeera)

Sanctions were placed on individuals and entities in Zimbabwe in 2003. The United States, European Union and United Kingdom imposed them after accusing politicians and entities of human rights abuses and repressing democracy. But Zimbabwe says the sanctions have led to widespread misery. The UN’s special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures agrees. Zimbabwe’s government invited […]

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Is Zimbabwe softening its hard line on crypto? (Chris Muronzi, Al Jazeera)

When Mthuli Ncube was appointed Zimbabwe’s finance minister in September 2018, the country’s crypto enthusiasts hoped he would walk back some of the restrictions imposed on cryptocurrency trading. The truly optimistic hoped he would become a champion of digital currencies. Is Zimbabwe softening its hard line on crypto? | Crypto News | Al Jazeera

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Droughts or storms? The dire dilemma of Zimbabwe climate migrants (Andrew Mambondiyani, Al Jazeera)

A Zimbabwean farmer walks through his maize field outside Harare [File: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] A decade ago, Lloyd Gweshengwe migrated to Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands, lured by the region’s abundant rainfall, fertile soils and good grazing land for his livestock. In the low-lying, parched areas of Gutaurare area in Manicaland province, where Gweshengwe used to live, rain-fed […]

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Zimbabwe. Applying a whole school approach: Strengthening education systems to address gender violence in schools (Jenny Parkes, Sujata Bordoloi, GPE)

Parents send their children to school to learn, to become educated and with the hope that eventually they will have a better life than they did. Schools are meant to provide a conducive environment for learning – freedom from violence, discrimination and physical and emotional abuse, well trained teachers, textbooks and curricula free from biases, […]

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(Zimbabwe) Zimbabwe Shows Potential to Lead e-Mobility Transition (SAIIA)

Remeredzai Kuhudzai The adverse effects of the climate emergency mean that it is critical for the world to accelerate the transition to low carbon technologies to reduce emissions.

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(Zimbabwe) Zimbabwe: Thousands of Villagers Facing Eviction (HRW)

The Zimbabwe government is evicting thousands of people from an indigenous minority group from their communal land, Human Rights Watch said today. The order affects more than 13,000 people of the Shangani minority. https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/06/zimbabwe-thousands-villagers-facing-eviction

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(Zimbabwe) UK slaps sanctions on four top Zimbabwe security officials (Al Jazeera)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/1/uk-sanctions-four-zimbabwe-leaders

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(Zimbabwe) As Zimbabwe’s COVID cases surge, gravediggers struggle to cope (Chris Muronzi, Al Jazeera)

The country is experiencing a significant surge in coronavirus infections, forcing authorities to tighten restrictions. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/20/as-covid-cases-in-zimbabwe-surge-gravediggers-struggle-to-cope