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Two wrongs to make land rights

International | South African land reform raises White House worries
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/28/18, 03:04 pm

President Donald Trump last week weighed in on South Africa’s land reform, drawing renewed international attention to a racially divisive issue in the post-apartheid nation. The government’s plan to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation could stir up unrest and harm the country’s economy.

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Experts: Why the White House Brunson strategy has failed

International | The United States focuses on the pastor’s release while Turkey holds two other Americans hostage
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/24/18, 03:45 pm

TURKEY is the third largest market for U.S. cotton farmers, who face potentially drastic losses over U.S. sanctions. The White House sanctions strategy to release Andrew Brunson has failed in part, argue two experts, because it singles out the American pastor.

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South Africa calls Trump divisive over land reform tweet

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/23/18, 11:49 am

The South African government on Thursday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of fueling racially divisive narratives in its country after he said his administration would look into farm seizures and the “large scale killing of farmers” in the country. Trump tweeted Thursday that he has asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study” the land expropriations.

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