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‘Saka muchayita seyi’ – Mnangagwa’s ally chides Zimbabweans on Gold Mafia
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‘Saka muchayita seyi’ – Mnangagwa’s ally chides Zimbabweans on Gold Mafia

PASSION Java, a self-proclaimed prophet and close ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has waded into the Gold Mafia scandal, telling Zimbabweans the alleged ongoing heists of their minerals do not matter. Java also claimed that Angel’s utterances were deliberate as he was part of a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) investigation into Al Jazeera itself and...

Zimbabwe probes exposed gold smugglers linked to Mnangagwa
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Zimbabwe probes exposed gold smugglers linked to Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe on Tuesday said it will investigate allegations of gold smuggling and money laundering against some people linked to the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which were raised in a documentary produced by Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera. The ‘Gold Mafia’, a four-part documentary that first aired early this month, alleges that syndicates with close links to government...

Grave Concerns About Next Climate Summit Host
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Grave Concerns About Next Climate Summit Host

Andrew is enjoying a break this week. I’m Jan Kooy, taking care of the Daily Brief in the next few days.Should a deeply repressive country get to host UN climate talks?No, that would be an extremely bad idea.So how on earth did the United Arab Emirates become host of the upcoming and crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference,...

Allegations of worker exploitation at ‘world’s greatest show’ in Dubai
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Allegations of worker exploitation at ‘world’s greatest show’ in Dubai

Security guards, cleaners and hospitality staff at Dubai’s Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are allegedly working in highly abusive conditions that may amount to forced labour, according to a human rights group. Migrant workers employed at the international fair in the UAE – taking place now after being delayed by Covid – allege they...

UAE: Reality of Abuses Contradicts Tolerance Rhetoric
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UAE: Reality of Abuses Contradicts Tolerance Rhetoric

Human Rights Violations at Home, Abroad (Beirut) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was responsible for serious human rights violations at home and abroad in 2020, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021. The government held peaceful critics in jail, fostered labor abuses against low-paid migrant workers, and contributed to abuses abroad in Libya and Yemen....

Wallonia Parliament’s Office reshuffles after Dubai expenses scandal
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Wallonia Parliament’s Office reshuffles after Dubai expenses scandal

The Office of Wallonia’s Parliament is undergoing a reshuffle after a recent expense scandal caused some of its most senior figures to quit their roles. After the exit of Mouvement Réformateur (MR) MPs Jacqueline Galant and Sybille de Coster-Bauchau, the liberal party will again be represented by two women: Sabine Laruelle and Rachel Sobry. Laruelle...

Ukrainian women and CHILDREN are being trafficked into the UAE as sex slaves, warn defence experts
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Ukrainian women and CHILDREN are being trafficked into the UAE as sex slaves, warn defence experts

Vulnerable Ukrainian women and children are likely being trafficked into sex slavery and domestic servitude in the United Arab Emirates, defence experts have warned. Millions of Ukrainians have fled the war-torn country since Russia began its brutal advance in February, leading to increased concerns about refugees being susceptible to trafficking. Some are reported to have been targeted...