Zimbabwe – 30 September 2015

Zimbabwe launches solar policy
Zimbabwe’s government launched a solar energy policy on Wednesday as it attempts to reduce a major power shortage in the country.
A drought affecting the country’s hydro plant at the Kariba Dam and the “abundant sun” in Zimbabwe made the solar project a priority, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa told parliament.

Zimbabwe Activist Vows to Fight for Gay Rights Despite Mugabe Broadside
Despite President Robert Mugabe’s unscripted gay outburst in his United Nations General Assembly address Monday, gay activist Chesterfield Samba says he will continue to champion these rights.
Samba is the head of the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe, an organisation founded 25 years ago and has had its offices raided and members arrested in the past.
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