Top Africa stories: Chamisa slams Mnangagwa over Trump land offer, Kenya moms

2018-09-29 07:19

Chamisa slams Mnangagwa over his land offer to Trump... says it's an attempt to 'buy legitimacy'

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader, Nelson Chamisa, has reportedly criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he offered US President Donald Trump a piece of land in Victoria Falls to build a state of the art golf course.

According to AP, Mnangagwa said he was willing to offer land to Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife.

Mnangagwa said this while speaking to a New York investors' forum ahead of his first address to a United Nations annual gathering of world leaders this week.

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Gay Zim teacher quits after death threats and threats of legal action

A gay teacher at a top private school in Zimbabwe has been forced to resign after receiving death threats and threats of legal action from parents, reports on Friday said.

Neal Hovelmeier came out publicly over his sexuality at an assembly at Saint John’s College in Harare last Friday. But the move sparked outrage from some parents in this socially conservative nation.

Opinion divided

"I have come to realise that my current position as deputy headmaster is now untenable," Hovelmeier said in his resignation letter, quoted by the BBC.


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Mothers 'forced to kill disabled babies' - study

Nearly half of Kenyan mothers with disabled children were forced to kill them, a new study has reportedly revealed.

According to BBC, the two year study that was carried out by the charity, Disability Rights International, also found that the mothers were largely blamed for their children’s disabilities.

More than two thirds of the mothers said that the disabled children were often seen as a "curse".

The mothers told the researchers that they had been accused of sinning and brought the "curse" upon themselves.

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Zim's MDC delays 19th anniversary celebrations... again

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has again been forced to postpone its 19th anniversary celebration due to a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 45 people in the southern African country, according to a report.

Daily News quoted the party's organising secretary Amos Chibaya, as confirming the delay.

The MDC had planned to hold the celebrations on Saturday, September 29.

Chibaya said that the party celebrations had now been moved to a later date.


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Cholera crisis signals deeper problems for Zimbabwe

The rate of new cholera infections has decreased in Zimbabwe after a flurry of public warnings to wash hands and radio jingles warning the public of its symptoms.

Zimbabwe, though, remains on high alert with the death toll rising to at least 45 in the last three weeks.

Thousands in the capital Harare have been infected by the water-borne disease, but the crisis is an all-too-familiar reality among many others in the Southern African nation.


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