Fanuel Jongwe

Zim court acquits British journalists

A Zimbabwean court on Thursday acquitted two British journalists from the Sunday Telegraph newspaper accused of illegally covering last month's parliamentary elections. ''I find both of them not guilty and I will acquit them,'' said Magistrate Never Diza. They still face charges of staying in Zimbabwe beyond their seven-day tourist visas.

Zim spared of political violence thus far

With about two weeks to go before key elections in Zimbabwe, some rights groups and the police say the campaign thus far has been largely spared of the political violence that marred the 2000 and 2002 polls. The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, however, maintains that a campaign of intimidation continues unabated.

Last-ditch battle for white Zim farmers

Five years after Zimbabwe launched a controversial land-grab programme to redress colonial imbalances, thousands of white farmers have mounted a last-ditch battle to fight a state bid to have them legally endorsed. ''We are fighting an attempt to legitimise an illegal process,'' said Mike Clark, an official of the Commercial Farmers' Union.

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