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Warfare compensation: Zim govt ‘calls for’ $1bn from DRC, says report – NEWPAPER24



Warfare compensation: Zim govt ‘calls for’ $1bn from DRC, says report

2018-03-13 15:44:54

Harare – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly made an enchantment to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help his nation within the forthcoming normal elections.

Mnangagwa got here into energy in November following a army intervention that pressured former president Robert Mugabe to step down.

He has pledged to carry free, truthful and credible elections earlier than the top of the yr.

In line with the privately-owned Zimbabwe Impartial, Mnangagwa who was within the capital Kinshasa final week mentioned a number of points along with his counterpart Joseph Kabila, amongst them, “Zimbabwe’s long-standing demand for $1bn compensation for collaborating within the DRC warfare”.

The report mentioned that though diplomatic ties between the 2 nations remained cordial, “Harare and Kinshasa have a long-standing disagreement over compensating the Zimbabwean authorities for its energetic function within the 1990s warfare, dubbed ‘Africa’s first world warfare'”.

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Zimbabwe and Angola suffered heavy casualties in the course of the DRC warfare as they fought to avoid wasting Kinshasa from a army takeover backed by rebels that have been backed by neighbouring Rwanda and Burundi, mentioned the report.   

“Mnangagwa advised his DRC counterpart that he wants cash to run his election marketing campaign. He requested for Kabila’s help in that regard… The leaders additionally mentioned points referring to the compensation of almost $1 billion for the gear misplaced in the course of the 1990s warfare,” a supply was quoted as saying.

Experiences indicated final week mentioned that Mnangagwa visited the central African nation to temporary Kabila on the transition that led to the top of former president Robert Mugabe’s rule final yr. 

Mnangagwa’s go to to the DRC shaped a part of a number of visits that the Zimbabwean chief has undertaken throughout the southern African area since coming to energy.

He has visited just a few different nations that embody Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.


Ivory Coast verify Yaya Toure’s return after three yr absence – NEWPAPER24




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Ivory Coast verify Yaya Toure’s return after three yr absence

2018-03-18 16:11:31

Yaya Toure captained Ivory Coast to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title

The Ivorian Soccer Federation (FIF) confirmed the return of Manchester Metropolis midfielder Yaya Toure to the Elephants squad for this month’s friendlies in France.

The 34-year-old give up worldwide soccer after main his nation to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title, however reversed his determination in December.

Named in a 24-man squad