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    Zimbabwe: Mugabe is 90 on 21 February and has ruled Zimbabwe for 33 years

    Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    What the papers say Robert Mugabe’s lavish 90th birthday plans decried as Zimbabwe struggles Source: The Guardian Costly celebration, criticised as cultism and hero worship, comes at a time of heavy job losses and slowing economic growth. Plans for a lavish $1m (£600,000) celebration of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday have been condemned as [...]

    Robin Hood Tax: Future News with Bill Nighy

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

    The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that could give billions to tackle poverty and climate change Over 635,000 people have so far leant their voice to make the European Robin Hood Tax the tax we deserve. And with the support of some special friends, the campaign is looking to make the [...]

    Zimbabwe: EU only Mugabe and his wife remain on travel ban as measures on eight others suspended

    Monday, February 17th, 2014

    Source: Mail and Guardian The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe’s most powerful military and political figures on Monday, but kept them on President Robert Mugabe and his

    South Africa: National and Provincial elections to take place on 7 May 2014

    Friday, February 7th, 2014

    South Africa: National and Provincial elections to take place on 7 May 2014

    South Africa: At least eight dead in South African gold mine accident

    Thursday, February 6th, 2014

    Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker on Thursday after a fire and rock-fall at a Harmony Gold mine near Johannesburg, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years.

    South Africa: Nine gold miners trapped after fire in mine

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

    Rescue workers in South Africa are trying to free nine miners still trapped underground after a fire at Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg.
    Eight other miners have successfully been brought to the surface.

    South Africa: Mamphela Ramphele no longer the Democratic Alliance presidential candidate. Agang DA merger off.

    Monday, February 3rd, 2014

    Mamphela Ramphele has offered little explaination on why her decision to run as the DA’s presidential candidate was not discussed with Agang members.

    O Monitor de Angola N° 1, 2014

    Saturday, February 1st, 2014

    O Monitor de Angola aborda a política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. Publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês), também está disponível em inglês.

    Angola Monitor Issue 1/14

    Saturday, February 1st, 2014

    The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, human rights, democracy and development of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).