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Friday, 10 September 2010

Quick notes

Namibia is poised to become the largest producer of uranium on earth, assuming all other countries' uranium production remains constant over the next years.

Speaking of uranium, Equinox recently announced that it plans to start exporting stockpiled uranium from Lumwana mine in about two to three years.

Equinox is one of the companies which forms part of the investment growth by Australian companies in Africa’s resources sector from 54 companies in 2003 and 160 currently (at $20 billion).

The IPS have an interesting piece on how the mobile phone is transforming the nature of entrepreneurship across the continent.

A second Murambatsvina? Another violent raid on a squatter community in Harare left 100 families homeless, the Zimbabwe Standard reports

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  1. A second Murambatsvina? Another violent raid on a squatter community in Harare left 100 families homeless, the Zimbabwe Standard reports

    The last sputterings of propaganda.

    From the article:

    The raid brought fresh memories of the brutal slum clearance known as Operation Murambatsvina, which left more than 700 000 people homeless.

    Another disputed and unsourced number. Consider this: the total population of Harare was 1.2 million people. Are we really to believe that 58% of Hararans lost their homes in a slum clearing exercise?

    We were also asked to believe that there were 3 million (sometimes 4 million) Zimbabweans living in South Africa.

    And that there were 'no economic sanctions against Zimbabwe'.

    Zimbabwe has been subject to a massive propaganda campaign, and this article and this 'the standard' website are part of that.

    The Standard itself is blatantly pro-MDC, and against anyone who isn't clearly 'against Mugabe'.

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