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Please see link below for the minutes from ZA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting

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http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/news/2016/500-cent-immigration-tribunal-fees-hike-reversed

Chartwell Dutiro will be playing at the Budiriro Trust Dinner/Dance on Saturday 3 December 2016 –  London – see link for details

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/budiriro-christmas-dinner-with-chartwell-dutiro-tickets-28251749744?aff=ehomecard

 

We are shocked and saddened by the recent tragic death of Promise Ndlovu (husband of Christina Ndlovu, Chair of ZAS). Our prayers and thoughts are with Christina and the family.

http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2016-11-02/two-charged-in-connection-with-leicester-death/

See links for 2 recent reports on Zimbabwe

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/domestic-and-external-implications-zimbabwes-economic-reform-and-re-engagement-agenda

https://www.issafrica.org/publications/southern-africa-report/zimbabwes-reforms-an-exercise-in-credibility-or-pretence

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Alan AI 2008

The Zimbabwe Association is deeply saddened to announce that Alan Wilkinson has died.

Alan was an extraordinary person who co-founded the ZA in 2001 and became chair of the board of Trustees in 2009. He was an activist on many fronts and a friend and mentor to Zimbabweans and non-Zimbabweans alike.

Alan ‘lit the way’ for the ZA, he had a very special capacity to inspire a roomful of people and create an enthusiastic, motivated team. He radiated confidence, and a belief in our own capacities to solve problems. We loved him and will miss him hugely.

Alan’s passing was completely unexpected – he died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on 24 August after attending a friend’s wedding in the north of England. [The coroner has announced that he died of a heart attack.] We await news of the funeral arrangements.

Alan had a sister in Australia, Lynne.  Messages may be sent to his executor Esma O’Neill https://www.facebook.com/esma.levendoglu?fref=nf&pnref=story

(Photo by Pete le May: Alan at ZA Spring Event, Amnesty International, 2008)

 

FutureLearn and The Open University offer MOOC credits –  learners will now be able to use its massive open online courses (MOOCs) to earn academic course credits towards degrees and an MBA, professional qualifications and formal CPD accreditation.

Learners will be able to take part in programmes for free, trying out the course experience and checking its suitability for them before making the decision to pay for a Certificate of Achievement or the final assessment.

The OU Business School are offering two suites of courses that, when completed, can be used for 15 credits towards the MBA or 30 credits towards the BA in Business Studies.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/1WPA35e

Right to Remain has just launched a new updated Toolkit which helps to understand the immigration and asylum system in UK, see link

http://righttoremain.org.uk/

From 18 March 2016  fees will rise by up to 25% for applications for settlement, residence and nationality, see link

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-new-immigration-and-nationality-fees