Archive for May, 2013
BBC Zimbabwe’s highest court has ruled that presidential and parliamentary elections must be held by 31 July. The Constitutional Court said President Robert Mugabe should set a date “as soon as possible”. Mr Mugabe, of the Zanu-PF party, is likely to face
Zimbabwe: New Constitution signed 22 May. Some parts come into force immediately, other parts will come into force following the election Al Jazeera Zimbabwe’s Mugabe signs new constitution New constitution, which clips powers of president and sets term-limits, paves way for crucial elections this year. President Robert Mugabe has signed Zimbabwe’s new constitution into law, [...]
Guardian: Poverty Matters Ending support for middle-income countries shows a misunderstanding about the role aid can play in increasingly better-off areas The UK ending its bilateral, grant-based aid programme to South Africa from 2015 apparently came as an unwelcome shock to the South African government.
The UK should not cease its aid programme to South Africa. It is the wrong decision announced in the wrong way says Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the successor organisation to the British Anti Apartheid Movement.