Pope Francis in Moz – no lasting peace without equal opportunities

During his first speech in Mozambique, the Pope said that peace is a tireless commitment by those who lead a nation. President Nyusi of Mozambique said that politics should be made “with the force of arguments and not by the force of arms.” Renamo’s Ossufo Momade also attended the event. The pope kicked off his African visit in Mozambique. Photo: Vatican News.            

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Former cops steals life saving anti-HIV drugs

Tumelo waga Dibakwane Anti-retroviral are life-saving drugs used in HIV treatment, but a former policeman and his helper nabbed these from the Matsulu Clinic outside Mbombelo. Caleb Bonginkosi Hlatshwayo (33) and Thaphelo Sibusiso Magagula (38)  had ARV’s in their possession with a street value of almost R35 000 when police stopped them on their way to Kanyamazane for delivery. Hlatshwayo is a former cop, dismissed in 2018 for corruption and Magagula worked as an administration clerk at Matsulu Clinic. The two men had already appeared in court and are out…

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Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in USA

Rain had been pelting North Carolina and the beautiful Bahama beaches and stirring up hurricanes in what is said to be one of the most damaging storms ever to hit the area. Hurricane Dorian brought with it 257km/h winds and left 70 000 Bahamians in need of humanitarian help. In Carolina, just less than 1 million people had to evacuate their homes. More than 210,000 homes and businesses were left without power.

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Farmer in Limpopo wins case against government

A “landmark” case has been won by a 78-year-old Limpopo farmer who has leased his land from the government for almost two decades, despite an agreement in 2003 that it would be sold to him. The decision could have far-reaching effects for thousands of small scale farmers who have been stymied by the government’s inaction over land. David Rakgase had been farming on Nooitgedacht in Limpopo for almost 30 years, aleasing the small farm from the previous and ANC governments since April 1991, according to a statement by the Democratic…

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Mugabe dies at 95

To many he was the “most educated African leader” who dedicated his life to empower the lives of black people and Africa in general. To others, however, Robert Mugabe was the “liberator turned a murderous dictator”, a tyrant who ran Zimbabwe to the ground. Twitter messages show many saying he ruined their lives. But those in the know are saying that even the new “democratic” Zim has not changed under a new leader.

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