Zimbabwe govt keeps promise of restoring farm rights to whites Dec 08, 2017 0 20 12345 REUTERSHARAREA white Zimbabwean farmer kicked off his property at gunpoint in June has been told he will be going home within days, the first signs of the post-Robert Mugabe government making good on promises to respect agricultural property rights.Rob Smart said he understood his case had been taken up by President Mnangagwa, who heard of Smart's violent eviction while at an investment conference in Johannesburg. "Our new governor is getting us back on the farm." he said.According to media reports at the time, Smart and his family, including two small grandchildren, were kicked off their Lesbury farm along with scores of workers in early June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.In all, the eviction would have hit the livelihood of as many as 5,000 people he said.Reuters reported in September that Mnangagwa was plotting with the military, liberation war veterans and businessmen including current and former white farmers to take over from Mugabe. In the latter half of his 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's economy collapsed, especially after the violent and chaotic seizure of thousands of white-owned commercial farms under the banner of post-colonial land reform.Mugabe resigned last month in the wake of a de facto military coup, paving the way for Mnangagwa, who had been purged as his deputy only a week before, to take over as leader of the southern African nation. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES War inevitable with US drills & threats: N Korea Dec 08, 2017 0 358 Swearing-in of Odinga an act of 'high treason', says Kenyan AG Dec 08, 2017 0 19 'Go home' drone seeks to stop Japan overtime binge Dec 08, 2017 0 21 UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight AFP Yaound` The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing"atrocities" in its fight against Boko Haram militants, according to report seen by AFP. The body also expressed concern .. Chinese media tells how to survive nuclear attack REUTERS BEIJING A state-run newspaper in China's Jilin province, which borders North Korea and Russia, published a page of"common sense" advice on how readers can protect themselves from a nuclear weapons attack .. RPT-Russian lawmaker, citing N. Korean envoy, says Pyongyang does not want escalation - Ifax (Repeats with no changes to text) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over .. Niger starts evacuations from Libya, 500 citizens flown home AFP Niamey Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry has said. The move follows global shock over .. RPT-Russian lawmaker, citing N. Korean envoy, says Pyongyang does not want escalation - Ifax (Repeats with no changes to text) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over .. Russian lawmaker says N Korea doesn't want escalation after meeting envoy MOSCOW A Russian lawmaker who met North Korea's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday that Pyongyang did not want to escalate tensions with the United States over its missile programme but did not fear war, the .. Senegal opens new airport AFP Diass Senegal has opened a flagship new airport on Thursday, seven years later than originally planned but with ambitions to become a west African regional hub with a capacity for three million passengers. President ..