At least two killed and dozens trapped in Zimbabwe gold mine
07 February 2020 | 3:20 pm
At least two people are killed and around 20 others are thought to be trapped below ground in a mining accident in Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the world's mining elite gather in Cape Town for a top-flight industry conference. We hear more about the challenges facing the sector. And the very few Congolese World War II veterans still alive remember the sacrifices they made fighting for Belgium during the conflict. The former colonial ruler has been criticised for turning its back on African soldiers who battled shoulder to shoulder with the Belgians.
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