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  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskom’s warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africa’s power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage that’s scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • US Woman Survives Hippo Attack on Safari in Zimbabwe

    12/06/2018 11:35:03 AM PST · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 12/06/18 | Jessica Puckett
    About 500 people are killed in hippopotamus attacks each year. On Saturday, Kristen Yaldor was almost one of them. The 37-year-old American woman was on a river safari tour with her husband, Ryan, when she was suddenly attacked by a hippo that was said to be protecting her calf. The couple was on a guided canoe safari on Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River. Led by tour operator Wild Horizons, the safari group had three guests and two guides. While canoeing down the river, one of the guides spotted the hippo on the river’s right bank. He reportedly instructed the group to paddle...
  • Mugabe Unable to Walk

    11/24/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2018 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's former President Mugabe, 94, is unable to walk because of ill health, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said...
  • South Africa's White Farmers Face Land Seizure

    11/20/2018 6:21:13 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 67 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 11/16/2018 | Simon Osborne
    SOUTH Africa’s white farmers could face land seizures after the country’s parliament recommended controversial reforms which put their future in doubt. The proposals would see the introduction of laws allowing the state to expropriate land without compensation “in the national interest”. White South African farmers still own around 73 percent of the country’s commercial agricultural land despite making up just nine percent of the population. And supporters of sweeping land reform insist the state must step in to transfer ownership of some of the land to black farmers more than two decades after the end of apartheid.
  • Zimbabwe's Coup Did Not Create Democracy from Dictatorship

    10/23/2018 4:39:55 AM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    The Convrsation ^ | August 16, 2018 6.36am EDT | Steven Feldstein
    ...Mnangagwa struck a conciliatory tone in the months leading up to the election. Declaring that Zimbabwe was “open for business,” he amended a law requiring local ownership of diamond and platinum mines. He signaled his intent to end farm seizures and vowed to sell off failing state enterprises. He even wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for democracy and equal rights for all citizens. But Mnangagwa is tied to numerous human rights abuses, including overseeing a series of government-ordered massacres between 1982 and 1986 known as the “Gukurahundi.” An estimated 20,000 civilians from Zimbabwe’s Ndebele ethnic group were killed....
  • Zimbabwe Parliamentary Committee to Engage US Congress on Sanctions

    10/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Bulawayo 24 News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Staff
    THE Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is planning to meet members of the United States Congress and the European Union to discuss the removal of sanctions as part of its re-engagement drive. In an interview yesterday, committee chairperson, Kindness Paradza said the committee's major thrust is re-engagement and international trade. "Foreign Affairs is the face of Zimbabwe and we have been given an additional mandate which is international trade. So, what we are going to do this session is to assist the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in re-engagement programmes, as well as bringing in foreign direct investment...
  • New Zimbabwe Documentary on Massacres Takes Aim at President

    10/23/2018 3:47:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    AP via WRAL.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military … The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe loyalist and enforcer who succeeded him, has tolerated documentaries and plays critical of the government amid promises of a "flowering of democracy." But none has taken such direct aim at Mnangagwa as the new documentary on the army operation he supported as state security minister between 1983 and 1987. "Gukurahundi genocide: 36...
  • Here's How China Matters in Zimbabwe's Elections

    10/23/2018 3:32:34 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 30, 2018 | Richard Aidoo
    China offers development assistance but not everyone is happy about it. The people of Zimbabwe head to the polls today on July 30, 2018, to cast their votes in the first election after the abrupt end to the almost forty-year rule of Robert Mugabe, the country's only ruler since independence in 1980. The two major candidates to watch are Mugabe's former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Emerson Mnangagwa, the replacement for the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and the candidate for the Movement for Democratic Change—Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Nelson Chamisa. The drama that...
  • Tucker Carlson Tackles South African Farm Murders And Land Appropriation Efforts -

    08/27/2018 5:44:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    Tucker Carlson is a man who’s never been afraid of tackling sacred cows, but when the Fox News host waded into the South Africa land appropriation issue last Wednesday night, even he was likely not prepared for the backlash he was about to endure.Indeed, Carlson’s Wednesday segment calling South African President Cyril Ramaphosa "a racist" and decrying the U.S. State Department’s lackluster response to the spectre of uncompensated land grabs and the ongoing slaughter of (mostly) white South African farmers brought the ire of all the ‘Usual Suspects,’ including the Anti-Defamation League, Right Wing Watch, the establishment media, liberals of all stripes,...
  • Media Justifies Ethnic Cleansing With Fake Stats About South African Farmers - Greenfield

    08/27/2018 4:16:06 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Media Justifies Ethnic Cleansing With Fake Stats About South African Farmers FACT CHECK: 72% of South Africa’s land is not owned by white farmers. August 27, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. After President Trump tweeted about the mistreatment of white farmers in South Africa, the media rushed out stories justifying the ANC regime’s plans to ethnically cleanse white farmers by seizing land without compensation. These stories invariably contained a popular fake statistic abused by racists. Bloomberg pretended to...
  • Media Silent as South Africa Seizes Land from White Farmers

    08/21/2018 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/20/2018
    The South African government has begun seizing land from white farmers, following an August 1 ruling which amended that nation’s constitution to legalize the practice. Despite the disturbing ramifications of this human rights abuse at the hands of a foreign government, both cable and network news have remained stubbornly silent on the issue. According to the Johannesburg-based City Press, the South African government has begun the process of expropriating two game farms based in Limpopo. The government reportedly put the plan into motion after the owners rejected offers by the state to purchase their land for as little as one-tenth...
  • South African Farmers Panic as Government Starts Seizing White Owned Land

    08/21/2018 3:10:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 77 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    South Africa is walking the path of Zimbabwe, as its government has begun to literally steal white farmers’ land. The South African government calls this process “seizure”, yet it’s a confiscation by any metrics, because the farmers are not compensated for their loss. In recent weeks, ahead of planned land seizures by the feral black government, a lot of farmers tried to sell their lands, in a desperate move, yet there are no buyers, obviously, for even more obvious reasons. Since the current South African prez Cyril Ramaphosa assumed office and vowed that his party, the African National Congress(ANC is...
  • South Africa farm seizures BEGIN: Chaos as first expropriation of white-owned farms starts

    08/20/2018 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 09:41, Mon, Aug 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23, Mon, Aug 20, 2018 | By Paul Withers
    Johannesburg-based newspaper City Press reported owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand (£16.7m) for the land, but that the country’s government were willing to offer them just a tenth of that at 20 million rand (£1.67m). A letter sent to the owners earlier this year had said: “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.” Akkerland Boerdery immediately took out an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court...
  • South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

    08/20/2018 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | August 20, 20187:19pm | Frank Chung
    THE South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled. While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million). “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to...
  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for calm amid violent post-election clashes

    08/06/2018 12:37:05 AM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    ITV ^ | 1 August 2018 at 2:53pm
    Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for calm after intense violence between protesters and military troops left at least three people dead. The president said he has opened lines of communication with MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to "immediately diffuse the situation" and "protect the peace we hold dear". In a series of tweets, he added that an independent investigation into the deadly clashes in Harare that led to troops firing live rounds and beating protesters would be launched. Violence broke out in the Zimbabwean capital after soldiers moved into Harare on Wednesday as protests escalated amid...
  • Zimbabwe's Days-Long Wait For Election Results Turns Elation Into Upheaval

    08/01/2018 11:45:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | August 1, 201811:20 AM ET
    When voters took to the polls Monday in Zimbabwe, the air was thick with anticipation for a new political era following the ouster of strongman Robert Mugabe. But with that excitement came the dread that violence and alleged fraud, which for so long dogged elections during Mugabe's 37-year rule, might yet rear their heads again. Now, nearly 48 hours after polls closed, voters still await an official answer about who won the country's presidential election — and suspicion of electoral wrongdoing has gathered intensity in the capital city's streets, where deadly violence erupted Wednesday. Not long after Zimbabwe's electoral commission...
  • 6 Great Marxist-Inspired Economic and Environmental Disasters

    07/02/2018 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18,2018 | JEFF SANDERS
    1. The Destruction of the Aral Sea. 2. Famines in the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea. 3. The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). 4. Soviet nuclear disasters and pollution. 5. Zimbabwe .6. Venezuela. These are just brief examples of the wonders of Marxism. Hopefully the eyes of younger generations will see this article, and reject what Marxism truly offers. Why Couldn't What Happened In Venezuela Happen Here?
  • Bride whose arm was bitten off by crocodile gets married days after attack

    05/07/2018 5:02:20 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Jamie Fox (right) puts a ring on the the hand of Zanele Ndlovu, whose arm was ripped off while canoeing days before her wedding day. (Nkosizile Ndlovu) A woman whose arm was torn off by a crocodile wasn’t going to let a lost limb get in the way of her wedding -- and she managed to walk down the aisle just days after the gruesome attack. Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, got married to Jamie Fox on Sunday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where she’s recovering from the crocodile attack, The Sun reported. ... The...
  • I printed Zim dollar to stop coup, Gono says

    04/29/2018 9:20:56 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono says he was forced to print money even when he knew it would cause hyperinflation because the government was desperate to forestall a coup by hungry soldiers. Gono, who retired in 2013, told the Mashonaland West Business Conference in Chinhoyi last week that cash was used to pacify the troops. "If we had not done what we did printing money and allowing inflation to skyrocket, then the men and women you see in those beautiful uniforms, they were ready to get out of their barracks," he said. "Operation Restore Legacy would have...
  • Obama jets off to legitimize South Africa's Zimbabwifying regime

    04/23/2018 8:26:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2018 | Monica Showalter
    South Africa is busy Zimbabwifying itself, ready to expropriate white-owned farms without compensation. At this point, it should be a pariah state. But in goes President Obama, likely to egg them on. The gushy New York Times piece about it pretty well calls Obama's planned trip to play community organizer abroad in South Africa a wonderful thing. He’s been photographed kite-surfing with Richard Branson off Necker Island, relaxing on David Geffen’s yacht in French Polynesia with Bruce Springsteen and Oprah Winfrey, river-rafting with his family in Bali and posing with a celebrity chef in Tuscany. To those who have...