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Factionalism and Coalition: The two sides of Zimbabwean politics

On 21st May 2017, growing factionalism in the ruling ZANU-PF provoked violence at the party’s provincial headquarters in Zimbabwe’s second largest city – Bulawayo. Party youths disrupted a meeting at the headquarters accusing the provincial leadership of supporting the embattled Minister of Local Government Saviour Kasukuwere and riot police had to be called to restore order. 1,028 more words

Southern Africa

President Tsvangirai's Africa day message

Today is Africa Day, that significant day when the sons and daughters of Africa celebrate the unparalleled gallantry that as citizens of Africa we continue to exhibit in surmounting the huge challenges that fate continues to throw on our path. 833 more words

Word On The Ground

World Renowned Botanist Peter Raven To Speak At Powder Valley Nature Center In Kirkwood May 23

The man who helped mold the Missouri Botanical Garden (MoBOT) into the world-class institution it is today will speak at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270. 270 more words

Local Events

MDC Warns Of Imposter

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Metropolitan District Commission is advising its customers of an imposter posing as a water company employee.

MDC says a man claiming to be one of its employees gained access to a home in the area of Tobler Terrace in Wethersfield earlier today. 77 more words


Celebrate The Great Missouri Birding Trail at Powder Valley Nature Center May 18

Celebrate the completion of the Great Missouri Birding Trail at Powder Valley Nature Center on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The nature center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-270 and I-44. 500 more words

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Flooding Displaces MO Turtles -- And Now It's Mating Season

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s yet another side effect of recent heavy flooding all across Missouri — you’re more likely to see turtles on the move and trying to cross busy highways… 311 more words


Growing Our Challenge

The Million Dollar Challenge thrives on social media connections and Matthew and myself are hoping that this journey will remain as organic as possible, thriving on intriguing swaps, famous encounters and media attention. 133 more words

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