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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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"President [Cyril] Ramaphosa has pledged that the land reform process will follow the rule of law and its implementation will not adversely affected economic growth, agricultural production, or food security," the State Department said in a statement. (Associated Press)

State defends South Africa white-owned farm seizures; Trump promptly reverses course

The State Department issued a statement Wednesday on South Africa moving to expropriate largely white-owned farmland, offering assurances that the country was engaged in an "open process." And then President Trump promptly undid the statement and said he'd ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to review the program, which he harshly criticized as mass murder. Published August 22, 2018