Harare - White businesspeople in Zimbabwe who don't cede control of their companies to black partners could face jail under a law going into effect next month.
An official notice on Tuesday says the law will be enforced from March 1, and includes jail penalties of up to five years. It gives companies worth $500 000 or more 45 days to submit compliance proposals. Foreign investors also need to meet an "empowerment quota."
The law passed by the Harare parliament when it was still dominated by President Robert Mugabe's lawmakers in 2008 is meant to benefit "indigenous" Zimbabweans - those who suffered under colonial-era racial discrimination and their children born after independence in 1980. That effectively excludes the nation's 20 000 whites.
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Pakistan's telecommunications regulator, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), said on Thursday that it has directed ISPs to block YouTube after material considered "sacrilegious" was found on it.
The move by the PTA follows its block of Facebook on Wednesday.
In a statement on Thursday the government said it was blocking YouTube and Facebook after trying all possible avenues to get the sites to remove material it considered derogatory.
The PTA did not describe the content that was found sacrilegious and derogatory. It said it was acting on the orders of the high court and the Pakistani government.
A Pakistani court ordered on Wednesday that Facebook should be blocked because of a page inviting people to draw caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
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