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July 31, 2018

HARARE RESIDENTS HAIL FIRST VIOLENCE FREE ELECTION

Many of the city’s residents are still sceptical that this means the opposition party will win Monday’s election.

Nearby, Zanu-PF, the party that has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 also held a rally. One thing is certain: for the first time since independence — the end of white-minority rule — Robert Mugabe will not be the president after an election.

We leave it to readers to estimate the size of the MDC Alliance rally at Freedom Square using the top photo on this article.

The party’s leader, Nelson Chamisa, addressed a crowd wearing colourful red T-shirts and berets. Some stood on top of cars and trucks. Others climbed trees to get a better view. [...]

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July 4, 2018

SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth and job creation.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa in February has clear parallels for [...]

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June 18, 2018

UNITY WITH MOSQUE HOSTED IN CHURCH

When Alia Kamareddine first settled down in Oxford, the nearest mosque at which she could worship was in Halifax – which is a 2-hour drive.

Kamareddine regretted only being able to go to mosque once a year, and as more Muslims moved into the Nova Scotia community, finding a place to worship became more and more of a relevant topic.

Thankfully, she and the other muslims in her community now have a religious space closer to home, even though it is a little unconventional.

The Trinity United Church now rents out one of their community halls so that Kamareddine, along with the other members of the Muslim Community Group, have a place to worship.

The rent, [...]

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June 11, 2018

RAMAPHOSA HEIGHTENS INVESTORS INTERESTS AT G7 SUMMIT

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the interest shown in South Africa by the global business community at the just concluded G7 Leaders’ Outreach Summit in Quebec City in Canada.

In a statement, the SA presidency said Ramaphosa welcomed the interest in SA as an investment destination and lauded the “wonderful exchange of views” in a session he described as oversold.

According to the presidency, Ramaphosa regards this interest as demonstrating a recognition of South Africa’s new dawn – a period of renewal and rebuilding.

Ramaphosa concluded his working visit to Canada where he participated in the G7 Leaders’ Outreach Summit held in Quebec City under the [...]

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