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Zimbabwe gov't accuses French company of toxic fumes

Map of ZimbabweZimbabwe government has accused a French company of leaving a number of gaping holes at a coal-bed methane gas site, causing gas leaks and raising environmental concerns in the area.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 18:27

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Dalai Lama SA visa fiasco protests continue

South African civil society organisations and commentators are continuing to show anger at the furore around the cancellation of Tibetan Spiritual leader's visit to the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2011 19:04

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African women entrepreneurs meet to build capacity in US

African women from 36 countries are participating in the African Women Entrepreneurship programme underway in the US to provide participants with professional development training and networking opportunities with their American counterparts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 15:51

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Italian tourist jailed in Zimbabwe for stealing

A 25 year-old Italian tourist will spend the next two years in a Zimbabwean jail after he was convicted of stealing communication devices worth $20 000 from an American counterpart.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 17:35

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African film industry's new lease of life in distribution

The struggle to find a foothold for Africa's film industry, especially Nigeria's Nollywood, the second largest film industry in the world according UNESCO, whilst containing piracy may have finally bore fruit as several African companies devise strategies to outsmart the distribution challenges facing the continent.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 16:23

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Malawi: Cracks forming in civil society?

Photo/Travis Lupick

Merchants cried on the streets of Blantyre. On September 19, some gently asked passersby for charity while other simply buried their faces in their hands. Behind them, smoke still rose from the city's central market. Just hours earlier, much of it was destroyed in a fire set in the middle of the night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:08

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