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Germany Demands Compensation for Land Grabbed in Zimbabwe

Germany Demands Compensation for Land Grabbed in Zimbabwe

Compensation for German nationals who lost their farms during Zimbabwe’s controversial land reforms is an “urgent and important” issue, Berlin’s chief diplomat to Harare has said. Germany ambassador to Zimbabwe, Thorsten Hutter, said recompense for his country’s nationals must be part of the re-engagement dialogue between Harare and the European Union (EU). President Robert Mugabe’s […]

Land Audits to Determine Who Owns South Africa

Land Audits to Determine Who Owns South Africa

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says there is a need to conduct a land audit in terms of race, gender and nationality to determine who owns land in South Africa. The Minister said this when debating on the department’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on Friday. He said land ownership was […]

Lake Mburo Park Fights Off Herders Amid Water Shortage

Lake Mburo Park Fights Off Herders Amid Water Shortage

In a contest for water resources, poor people in the small village of Katete have been pitted against wild animals from Lake Mburo national park, with park authorities and locals both claiming ownership over boundaries that remain bloodied and blurred, writes SADAB KITATTA KAAYA. Since it was gazetted as a game reserve in 1963, and […]

Man Who Demarcated Rwenzori National Park Dies

Man Who Demarcated Rwenzori National Park Dies

Abraham Lincoln Kaliba, the man who spent nearly seven years planting the boundary line for what would become Mount Rwenzori National Park, has died. Kaliba passed on at his home at Bwera Cell in Mpondwe-Lubiriha town council, Kasese district in the early hours of Easter Sunday according to his grandson Abjeed Kitalemire. He died of […]

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

The names of places such as Kibuli, Kitintale, Kansanga, Kamwokya, Kawempe and Katanga are famous in Kampala because of the low cost houses in these areas built to accommodate majority of the middle income earners in the city and some parts of these areas are fast developing into slums. The United Nations (UN) defines a […]

Namibian President Hage Geingob to force white-owned businesses sell 25% stake to blacks

Namibian President Hage Geingob to force white-owned businesses sell 25% stake to blacks

President Hage Geingob has said Namibia will make it mandatory for white-owned businesses to sell a 25% stake to blacks, calling the country one of the most unequal in the world. A draft bill on the Namibia Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEF) was expected to be tabled before his cabinet soon, Geingob said in a speech […]

Penhalonga Diamonds Find Worries Locals

Penhalonga Diamonds Find Worries Locals

Residents here say they were worried following reports that there could be deposits of kimberlite diamonds in the community and surrounding areas. Villagers fear that the experiences at Marange could be repeated in their community. The government unleashed the army in a bloody campaign on Marange after thousands of panners swooped on the district following […]

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland wants to annexe large parts of South Africa and Mozambique on behalf of the kingdom’s autocratic ruler, King Mswati III. The territory it seeks includes the administrative capital Pretoria. The Border Determination Special Committee (BDSC) said Friday (24 March 2017) large areas of South Africa belonged to the Swazi nation and had been taken […]

Solar Boreholes, Irrigated Crops Throw Lifeline to Kenyan Herders

Solar Boreholes, Irrigated Crops Throw Lifeline to Kenyan Herders

Many Kenyan livestock keepers are losing their animals to drought – but some are staying afloat by using solar-powered pumps and growing vegetables. At the only borehole with water for miles around, the troughs are under siege in Saretho village as hundreds of camels, cattle, sheep and goats await their turn. On the other side […]

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel […]

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