How a Zimbabwe Tycoon Made a Fortune from a Trafigura Partnership and Spiralling National Debt
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Politics and Society How a Zimbabwe Tycoon Made a Fortune from a Trafigura Partnership and Spiralling National Debt

Kudakwashe Tagwirei, who is close to Zimbabwe’s president and his inner circle, leveraged his privileged access to fuel and mining markets to strike a lucrative partnership with commodities giant Trafigura. Sanctioned by the U.S. and U.K. for corruption, Tagwirei continued to do business by relocating his network to Mauritius.

Hivos announces fourth gathering of African Crossroads
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Arts, Culture and Sport Hivos announces fourth gathering of African Crossroads

On October 14 and 15, Hivos’ African Crossroads will organize its fourth edition. The theme of this year’s gathering is ECOEXISTENCE. At the end of Crossroads 2021, participants will emerge with an actionable (collective) manifesto that aims to shape the trajectory of climate justice on the African continent for the years to come. 

Sada Malumfashi launches Hausa International Book and Art Festival in Kaduna
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Arts, Culture and Sport Sada Malumfashi launches Hausa International Book and Art Festival in Kaduna

This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”