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    Zimbabwe Update – May 2010

    Friday, May 28th, 2010

    The May 2010 Zimbabwe Update is now available to view on the ACTSA website. In this month’s update we focus on the ongoing challenges in implementing the Global Political Agreement, the new Media Commission as it begins the process of licensing, the latest visit of monitors at Chiadzwa mines. We also cover the arrest of [...]

    Zimbabwe media body grants licences to private papers

    Friday, May 28th, 2010

    BBC Online, 27 May 2010 Licences have been granted to four private daily newspapers in Zimbabwe by a commission set up by the unity government to implement media reforms. The Zimbabwean media is currently dominated by state-run newspapers. One of the licences has been granted to the Daily News, a paper critical of President Robert [...]

    World Cup activity and events

    Thursday, May 27th, 2010

    All the latest activity and events from across the country to celebrate World Cup 2010. Glasgow City Council Bristol City Council London Borough of Haringey Middlesborough World Cup Diski party, London London Borough of Islington If you have an event or activity you’d like to add to our list, let us know at campaigns@actsa.org

    Bishops press Zuma to speak up on gay couple

    Thursday, May 27th, 2010

    27 May 2010, Cape Times The Anglican Church in southern Africa has called on President Jacob Zuma and the government to lobby for the immediate release of two Malawian men sentenced to 14 years in prison because of their homosexual relationship. “We urge them to press for the swift release of these two individuals, who [...]

    Denial of gay rights adds to risk of Aids

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

    Letter from Stop AIDS Campaign (of which ACTSA is a member), published in the Guardian, Monday 24 May 2010 It is with grave dismay that we learn of the imprisonment of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (Malawian gay couple jailed for 14 years, 21 May) and join with numerous southern African organisations in condemning the [...]

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition on the persecution of LGBTIs

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition registers its deep concern over the continued persecution of LGBTIs (Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals, Inter-sexed and Transvestites) by Zimbabwean authorities as evidenced by the raid on the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (GALZ) offices, seizure of property belonging to the association on the 21st of May 2010 and the subsequent arrests [...]

    Israel denies ‘nuclear exchange’ talks with South Africa

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    City Press, 25 May 2010 Israel never “negotiated the exchange” of nuclear weapons with South Africa, President Shimon Peres said, denying a report that he personally offered missiles to the apartheid regime in 1975. A book out Tuesday by an American academic claims to document negotiations between Israel and South Africa on nuclear-capable Jericho missiles, [...]

    COSATU celebrates Africa Day

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    Africa Day: Celebrating the rich heritage and legacy of working class struggles in Africa – COSATU COSATU greets all workers on the African continent on this Africa Day. On 25th May 1963 the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded, which later became the African Union (AU). Since then, 25th May has become known as [...]

    Zimbabwe: Murambatsvina victims still homeless

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    Irin News, 21 May 2010 In the winter of 2005 the government uprooted some 700,000 Zimbabweans across the country in Operation Murambatsvina, officially described as a “slum clearance programme”, but promises to re-house those who lost their homes and livelihoods five years ago have practically been abandoned, human rights groups say.

    Mugabe police arrest gay rights workers in Zimbabwe

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

    The Guardian, Tuesday 25 May 2010 Police have arrested two members of a gay organisation after they posted a letter in their office from Willie Lewis Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco, criticising the Zimbabwean president’s opposition to homosexuality, their lawyer said today. Ellen Chadehama, 34, and Ingatius Mhambi, 38, are employees of the [...]

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