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Card image 13 August 2020 The Namibian

Okahandja resident calls for land deals probe

A RESIDENT of Okahandja submitted a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Commission today calling for an investigation into alleged corrupt land deals implicating councillors and officials at the town.

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Seeds of Neo-Colonialism: Why GMO’s Create African Dependency on Global Markets

Rather than addressing food scarcity, genetically modified crops may render African farmers and scientists more, not less, reliant on global markets.

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Zim weighs using land as security for the $3.5bn bond meant to compensate white farmers

Zimbabwe will use land as security if it fails to get international guarantees for the 30-year sovereign bond it wants to issue to raise US$3.5bn to compensate white farmers.

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Food kiosks are revolutionising Kenya’s urban culture

The majority of urban residents in Kenya cannot afford to go to established restaurants and eateries. To cater to their needs, food kiosks have sprouted in cities such as Nairobi. These kiosks not only serve delicious and nutritious food, they are also meeting places for the urban working class.

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Beyond the hustle and towards a new philosophy for agriculture

As the city turns hostile and Kenyans fearful of suffering hunger flee to the rural areas, COVID-19 has presented us with an opportunity to eliminate the colonial mentality that views the rural countryside as the segregated homeland of a silenced underclass and to renew the rural-urban relationship as a mutually beneficial support system.

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Occupiers accuse officials of burning their belongings

“They bring fridges, stoves and beds, and then call the media so it looks like we are evicting people but we are not” says City spokesperson

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Business is booming for shack builders in Dunoon

Councillor says illegal occupations are jeopardising housing plans for the area

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They were relocated for the Nandoni dam. 22 years later they have still not been compensated

Over ten years ago the Public Protector said what steps needed to be taken. But the Department of Water and Sanitation has failed to implement them

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We have nowhere else to go’ – shack dwellers in Soshanguve

As the lockdown enters its fifth month, shack dwellers in a newly built informal settlement in Soshanguve say they are being evicted and have nowhere else to go.

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Axed House of Traditional Leaders chair wins interim court bid to prevent it from replacing him

Axed chairperson of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders and Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana has taken the "House" and traditional affairs MEC Xolile Nqatha to court.

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In one scene, migrants shouted ‘no camera’ at the reporting crew filming them from a larger chartered vessel. https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2020/08/12/cartoon-British-TV-media-migrant-boat-coverage?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Green revolution is locking African farmers into a system that is not designed for their benefit, but for Northern multinational corporations. https://theecologist.org/2020/aug/14/gates-failing-green-revolution-africa

Allegations of corrupt land deals in Okahandja. Resident calls for a probe by the Anti Corruption Commission https://www.namibian.com.na/index.php?id=93685&page=read

JOEVA ROCK & RACHEL SCHURMAN - Seeds of Neo-Colonialism: Why GMO's Create African Dependency on Global Markets | The Elephant https://www.theelephant.info/op-eds/2020/07/31/seeds-of-neo-colonialism-why-gmos-create-african-dependency-on-global-markets/#.XzZcQfjfzfs.twitter

Zim weighs using land as security for the $3.5bn bond meant to compensate white farmers https://www.news24.com/fin24/Economy/Africa/zim-weighs-using-land-as-security-for-the-35bn-bond-meant-to-compensate-white-farmers-20200813 via @fin24

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