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January 8, 2019 8:23 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport “under the care” of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand’s immigration police says. Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her family is. But she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself 85

January 3, 2019 7:35 AM Arrest warrant issued for Ethiopia’s ex-spy chief

The authorities in Ethiopia have issued a warrant for the arrest of the country’s former spy chief Getachew Assefa. There has been speculation that this could be in connection with human rights violations. Mr Getachew was the head of the intelligence agency before Abiy Ahmed became prime minister. Mr Abiy has previously promised that officials who committed 69

January 1, 2019 1:51 AM Tax exemption for Chinese company

Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube said government will refund and exempt China Jiangsu International from Value added Tax (Vat) and income tax dating back to 2012. China Jiangsu international, a Chinese company, completed the upgrading of Victoria Falls International Airport in 2016. The Chinese company consequently won another bid to remodel 71

December 30, 2018 8:01 PM Human rights bodies underfunded

The country’s human rights infrastructure remains weak due to underfunding and the half-hearted operationalisation of independent commissions in Zimbabwe. Promulgated in 2013, the new Constitution gave birth to a number of commissions under Chapter 12, among them the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and the Gender 68

December 20, 2018 7:55 PM War veterans sue ZBC

An organisation calling itself War Veterans Welfare Group has dragged the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to court, alleging breach of contract. In an urgent chamber application filed at the High Court, the group said it entered into an agreement with the public broadcaster, in terms of which ZBC was supposed to flight advertisements inviting 70

December 20, 2018 3:32 AM Full Text: 2018 harmonized election REPORT by Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) monitored and assessed the 2018 harmonized elections held on the 30th of July 2018. The primary objective was to ensure that the elections were conducted freely and fairly in accordance with national legal frameworks, and regional and international instruments that advance the observance and respect for human 56

December 19, 2018 11:35 AM Don’t blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians

Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies. The 82-year-old pope, who has made defense of migrants a plank of his papacy, made the comments in his message for the Catholic Church’s World 56

December 12, 2018 6:25 AM US bars entry of ousted Gambian leader Jammeh

The United States said Monday it would forbid entry into the country of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his family over corruption during his 22-year rule. Under a US law that bans foreign officials involved in “significant” corruption or human rights abuses, the State Department said it was blacklisting Jammeh as well as his wife Zineb Jammeh 37

November 23, 2018 6:16 PM Controversial eBook, ‘No Gold in eGoli’ exposes tragic life of some Zimbabweans in SA

“There is no gold in Johannesburg. The grass is never greener in Egoli on the eastern-side of Limpopo River. There are more tears and blood to shed than laughter and bread. The glittering yellow soils that dot around Gauteng cities are shells of gold which were sucked by multi-national companies. “Most Zimbabweans streaming into Johannesburg eager to strike 43

November 20, 2018 4:29 AM Hands off Hwange, Parly told

Parliament has no authority to exercise its oversight role over private companies such as Hwange Colliery Company, neither does it have lawful powers to summon an administrator appointed by Government to appear before it, Attorney-General Advocate Prince Machaya has said. He said the Reconstruction of State Indebted and Insolvency Companies Act, which 46