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Zimbabwe becomes the second country in Africa to legalise marijuana cultivation
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe becomes the second country in Africa to legalise marijuana cultivation

In a surprising development the conservative southern African country of Zimbabwe published a licensing regime that will allow the legal cultivation of marijuana. After Lesotho it is the second African country to take the controversial step. The government of Zimbabwe says it will now issue five-year licences for the production and sell of marijuana for medical or research use.

South Africa: ANC to push for land expropriation without compensation and decriminalising sex work
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Politics and Society South Africa: ANC to push for land expropriation without compensation and decriminalising sex work

The African National Congress, the governing party in South Africa made a number of resolutions at its 54th elective conference, which include the decriminalisation of sex work and plans to push for amendments to the constitutional law to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The resolutions have been met with mixed emotions.