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Week in Review - 18 November 2017

It's been all about Zimbabwe this week as the army staged a coup that wasn't a coup, Grace Mugabe fled the country to Namibia and was put up at Hage Geingob's house but also wasn't because she was firmly under house arrest in Harare, Robert Mugabe agreed to step down and was going to announce his resignation on Thursday but then didn't and it turned out he wasn't actually prepared to let go of power just yet. The only thing that we know for sure at the moment when it comes to Zimbabwe is that we know nothing for sure and that while everything carries on it is best to question whatever we read on the internet as Zanu-PF and even the Zimbabwe Government itself seem to be being represented by various different Twitter handles all saying different things and ALL claiming that they are the official one.
Coming back to Namibia, while the Russians are being accused of funding an army of fake news creators and bots to influence elections in various countries across the planet Namibians were on Thursday given a stark reminder to not immediately believe everything you hear as a mob formed outside of the house of a man accused of participating in child-trafficking activities. Police were called in to calm the situation, and presumably to save the man's life and in the end it turned out that there were no bodies inside the house, that the man was not involved in any abductions, and that the entire story had been made up by young boys who had been caught throwing stones at the man's house earlier in the day.
In other local news involving the police, a gang of criminals from South Africa and Zimbabwe found out the hard way that Namibia's police force is not to be taken lightly when they were arrested shortly after their brazen day light robbery at the Westlane shopping centre in Pioneerspark Ext. 1. Well done Nampol!
Still in Namibia the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said that the lions which killed 86 goats and sheep in the Torra conservatory will be moved, a Chinese individual was robbed of at least N$ 500 000 cash and other valuables and the very next day Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein berated tax evaders and defaulters, sadly we also learnt that a Potuguese tourist was hit and killed on the road to the Hosea Kutako airport after she, her husband, and her father had stopped to look at a tortoise they had seen crossing the road.
In South Africa there was speculation that President Jacob Zuma was going to strong-arm a fee-free education model but instead he released the Heher commission report which stated that there was no money available for fee-free higher education, among other things, as water remained a hot topic in the Western Cape the regional government first denied that the town of Beaufort West had run dry and then explained that while water savings undertaken had pushed Cape Town's so-called 'Day Zero' back only half of Capetonians were actually saving water. There was also a shock announcement that three South African universities, including UCT, were set to lose their law qualification accreditations.
Angola proved this week that Zimbabwe was not the only SADC country seeing changes as new president Joao Lourenco fired Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol, while we also learnt that UN-backed peacekeepers have lost enough guns and ammunition in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades to arm and army.
Australia deserved all the praise this week as the results of a non-binding postal vote on allowing gay marriage returned a resounding yes, but there was sad news too as more than 300 people were killed and thousands injured in an earthquake that hit near the Iran/Iraq border, and in Brazil thousands of women had to march to protest congress wanting to make abortion illegal without exception.