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2012-03-16 08:53:38 As the Dust Settles On the Limpopo River [IPS] Beitbridge - Chapita Ramovha remembers the days when the Limpopo River lapped at the foot of his village in south Zimbabwe. He says that back then residents of Makakavhule village had to build high walls to protect their homes from flooding. "The Limpopo River was a marvel to watch, a beauty of nature, a source of food and income for us who lived along it," the subsistence farmer recalls.

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Thursday, 01-29-15, 13:59Human Rights in Sharp Decline[HRW]New York -Egypt's new leaders have systematically reversed the fragile gains of the country's 2011 uprising, jailing tens of thousands and squeezing the last remaining spaces for freedom of expression and assembly, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
Thursday, 01-29-15, 13:58Human Rights Situation Dire Ahead of May 2015 Elections[HRW]Nairobi -The Ethiopian government during 2014 intensified its campaign of arrests, prosecutions, and unlawful force to silence criticism, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
Thursday, 01-29-15, 13:56Rights Backsliding Outpaces Reforms[HRW]Rabat -There were few tangible improvements in human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara during 2014, either in law or in practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
Thursday, 01-29-15, 13:46Guinea and Mali Have a Date With Destiny At the Malabo Hilton[RFI]Mongomo -Five things we learned from day 12.
Thursday, 01-29-15, 13:46French Delegation Explores Investment in Zimbabwe[RFI]Harare -A 10-member French delegation is in Zimbabwe to assess trade prospects and team members have already met President Robert Mugabe. The 90-year-old president is reported to have given the team more details on his controversial indigenisation policy, which obliges foreign firms to part with majority shares. Economists say the law is driving potential investors away at a time the country desperately needs them as local companies shut down and a liquidity crisis bites.

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