Joel Chigome

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Zimbabwe covets canines as dog breeding becomes big business

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With their economy going to the dogs, some Zimbabweans are turning to man's best friend as a way to ease their hard times.<p>But …

EU softens Zimbabwe sanctions with aid | DW | 17.02.2015

The 234 million euros ($270 million) aid package which was signed on Monday (16.02.2014) will be used to fund what the EU said were three key …

Are we becoming Zimbabwe?

President Jacob Zuma presents his State of the nation address on 12 February 2015. Photo: GCIS<p>Somewhere around 1996, my family and I climbed aboard a …

It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plans to serve a feast of wild animals at his birthday celebration this weekend, and both wildlife conservationists and local villagers are pissed about it.<p>As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be …

US dollar weighs on Zimbabwe's economy

A street vendor in Harare counts the new 'hard' currency. (Philimon Bulawayo, Reuters)<p>The “dollarisation” of Zimbabwe’s economy was largely welcomed: …

Anger in Zimbabwe over 'obscene' Mugabe birthday bash

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Wednesday denounced as “obscene” a planned bash to celebrate President Robert Mugabe’s 91st birthday at a time …

Football’s ugly dive in Zimbabwe

While some of Africa’s finest football teams were battling it out at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe were not only watching from a distance, they were in a turmoil.<p>Fifa issued warning to ban the country from international football if Zimbabwe’s government sacked the …

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Michael Jordan Reveals Struggle With Racism In New Book Chronicling Legend's Life

Michael Jordan's name may be etched in history as the greatest basketball player of all time, but the sports legend had to overcome several challenges on his journey.<p>In a new book entitled "Michael Jordan: The Life," Jordan shared his struggle with racism growing up in a North Carolina community …

Photographer: Central African Republic "Falling Apart" in "Horrific Violence"

Marcus Bleasdale reports from the front lines of chaos.<p>Widespread violence has erupted again in the Central African Republic, where thousands of people have been killed and nearly a million—20 percent of the population—have been displaced over the past few months.<p>The conflict began in December 2012 …

Hundreds of Eritreans enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt

Hundreds of Eritrean refugees have been enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt in the past 10 years, enduring weeks or months of violence and rape and extorted by traffickers often in collusion with state security forces.<p>Some of the refugees have died, and many have been scarred for life – …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …