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"They beat him with a pole... and you could hear the bones breaking," said Debbie Turner, recounting her husband's murder in a slow, defiant voice.Read More
Tzaneen (South Africa) (AFP) “They beat him with a pole… and you could hear the bones breaking,” said Debbie Turner, recounting her husband’s murder in a slow, defiant voice. She refuses to talk about him in the past tense and sleeps with a photo of him close by. “I miss him so terribly — it’s just so hard,” she said, sitting in front of the frail-care unit that has been her home since the attack at their farm. Robert “Oki” Turner, 66, was beaten to death before her eyes sixRead More

Posted On December 23, 2017By AdminIn None

Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures.Read More
Harare (AFP) A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures. Robert Smart, 71, was thrown off his tobacco and corn farm in eastern Zimbabwe in June as part of chaotic and often violent land grabs led by ex-president Robert Mugabe’s government. Smart told AFP he and his family were evicted at gunpoint “with whatever we had on our backs at the moment” to makeRead More

Posted On December 16, 2017By AdminIn None

Senegalese renounce European odyssey for the fields

Some spent years working in Italy. Others dreamed of getting to Europe but never even made it as far as Libya.Read More
Kaolack (Senegal) (AFP) Some spent years working in Italy. Others dreamed of getting to Europe but never even made it as far as Libya. Today, they are among a small number of Senegalese who have turned away from the allure of migration and instead are part of a new generation of farmers at home. Pape Samba Diane, 45, spent five years working in agriculture and in a factory in Italy’s Brescia region — the dream of thousands of fellow Senegalese, many of whom risk the dangerous journey through the SaharaRead More
Zimbabwe's new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday.Read More
Harare (AFP) Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday. “All those who were illegally settled or who just settled themselves on resettlement land should vacate immediately,” The Herald quoted Perrance Shiri, Zimbabwe’s new lands and agriculture minister, as saying. “Only those people with documentation of land occupancy and or those who were allocated land legitimately should remain on the farms and concentrate on production unhindered.”Read More

Posted On December 6, 2017By AdminIn None

Women in rural Tunisia mix hot sauce with business

These Tunisian women have some sauce, pooling their resources and a seasoned culinary expertise handed down the centuries from mother to daughter.Read More

Posted On December 6, 2017By AdminIn None

Women in rural Tunisia mix hot sauce with business

These Tunisian women have some sauce, pooling their resources and a seasoned culinary expertise handed down the centuries from mother to daughter.Read More