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Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown ‘indefinitely’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown meant to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks. In a live broadcast on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the measure would remain in place “for an indefinite period”, adding that “the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in […]

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Mother, daughter die after allegedly drinking cleansing concoction given by prophet

Kindly Share This Story: A  Zimbabwean woman and her mother have died after  they apparently drank a lethal concoction that was given to them by a self-proclaimed prophet. iHarare, reports that South Africa  based Ms.   Sithandazile  Nyathi, 30 and the girl mother Microsoft. Thokozani Ncube, 51, died shortly after drinking a ‘cleansing’ concoction they […]

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Zimbabwe uproar as roads named after Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa Zimbabweans have reacted with disbelief to news that the government has approved plans to rename major roads and buildings after “national heroes” – including 10 streets named after President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Many of those honoured fought in the 1970s guerrilla war against white-minority rule and went on to become prominent figures in independent […]

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Zimbabwe dollar notes issued for first time in a decade

Queues have formed outside banks in Zimbabwe as people hope to get hold of the country’s first Zimbabwe dollar notes to be issued since 2009. The currency was scrapped a decade ago because of hyperinflation when prices were almost doubling every day. Zimbabwe’s central bank hopes the new notes will ease a severe cash shortage […]

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55 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe

The biggest national park in Zimbabwe has recorded no lesser than 55 elephants starved to death in the last two months due to droughts. Zimbabwe elephants The droughts reportedly forced the animals to move into communities nearby the park in search of food and water. National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo described […]

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Zimbabwe doctors continue strike despite court ruling to resume work

Striking Zimbabwe government junior doctors remained on strike on Monday despite a Labour Court ruling issued on Friday giving them 48 hours to return to work. Doctors and medical staff march to Zimbabwe’s Parliament on September 19, 2019 in Harare. PHOTO: Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP. The doctors went on strike on Sept. 3 demanding better […]

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Zimbabwe electricity price shoots up by 320 percent

Zimbabwe’s power regulator has increased the average electricity price by 320 percent. The decision was taken to allow it to ramp up production and improve supplies amid daily power cuts. Essentially, the electricity company needs more money to pay for things like diesel to power the generators. Zimbabwe is grappling with the worst economic crisis […]

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Grace Mugabe, family will keep their wealth, Zimbabwe’s president assures

Grace Mugabe, the widow of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, will keep the fortune accrued by her family during her husband’s 37 years in power, authorities said on Tuesday. Grace Mugabe “President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured the family that they will keep their wealth,” said Obert Mpofu, secretary for administration of the ruling party, Zanu-PF. […]

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Tears, tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s founder and former president, Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The body of Zimbabwe’s founder and longtime ruler Robert Mugabe is brought to the national sports stadium […]

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Rawlings leads gov’t delegation to Mugabe’s funeral

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dispatched a Government delegation to represent Ghana at the funeral service of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. A statement from the Presidency said the delegation is being led by former President Jerry John Rawlings. “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has dispatched a Government delegation to represent Ghana at […]

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Zimbabwe settles row to give Mugabe hero’s burial

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site. Family spokesman and nephew Leo Mugabe says the date is yet to be determined. Before that there will be a public ceremony at the shrine […]

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Zimbabwe mourners injured in crush to see Mugabe’s body

Several people were injured in a crush on Thursday as mourners queued up to see former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as he laid in state at a stadium in Harare. Mourners get injured as they scramble to see former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as he laid in state at a stadium in Harare. The injuries occurred […]

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Robert Mugabe family’s reject government funeral plans

Robert Mugabe’s family say they are shocked at not having been consulted by the government about arrangements for the funeral of the former Zimbabwean president. Mr Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while undergoing medical treatment in a Singapore hospital. His body is being prepared to lie in state at a football stadium in […]

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Robert Mugabe died a ‘very bitter’ man – Nephew

Robert Mugabe’s nephew has said the former Zimbabwean leader died a “very bitter” man. Mr Mugabe, who died aged 95 last week, led Zimbabwe for nearly four decades until he was ousted by a coup in 2017. “Imagine people you trusted – people that were guarding you, looking after you – [turning] against you,” Leo […]

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Mugabe to be buried coming Sunday, September 15

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe who died Friday in Singapore at the age of 95, is scheduled to be buried on Sunday, September 15, in a location yet to be determined, the presidency announced Sunday. “His remains are expected on Wednesday afternoon (in Zimbabwe). The official funeral is scheduled for Saturday, his funeral will take […]

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Nana Addo consoles Zimbabwe on Robert Mugabe’s death

President Akufo-Addo, has extended his sincere condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe, and to the family of the first President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Mugabe, who passed away on Friday, 6th September, 2019. In a letter to President Emerson Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, President Akufo-Addo stated that “Robert Mugabe […]

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21 things you may not know about late Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

By Nwafor Sunday Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 at the Kutama Mission village in Southern Rhodesia’s Zvimba District. Mugabe His father, Gabriel Matibiri, was a carpenter. Mugabe was trained as a teacher He was a catholic Mugabe got married to Sally Hayfron, who gave birth to Michael Nhamodzenyika Mugabe, on 27 […]

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Breaking: Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe is dead

By Nwafor Sunday Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health, a family source told journalists. Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. File: The 95-year-old Zimbabwean ex-President, Robert Mugabe As independent Zimbabwe’s first […]

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Zimbabwe’s women boycott Olympic qualifier

The troubles in women’s football in Zimbabwe continued as the national team refused to play the second leg of their second-round Olympic qualifier against Zambia in Harare on Sunday. The players refused to fulfil the fixture as they are owed allowances from last month’s Cosafa Cup in South Africa. Four clubs withdrew their players from […]

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Zimbabwean comedian ‘abducted and beaten’ in Harare

A Zimbabwean comedian has been found after being abducted and beaten by masked gunmen in the capital Harare, her relatives and colleagues say. Samantha Kureya, known by her stage name “Gonyeti”, has been critical of the police and government in her skits. She was taken from her home, beaten and forced to drink sewage before […]

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Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President declared a fugitive after swerving anti-corruption officials

Zimbabwe’s former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko is being treated as a fugitive after fleeing from anti-corruption officials. Mr Mphoko was due at a police station to make a statement on allegations being levelled against him but drove away when his car was approached by the officials, AFP news agency reports. His lawyer said he feared being […]

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Emir blames parents for Nigeria’s insecurity

A Nigerian emir has blamed parents for not instilling enough discipline in their children, resulting in a rise of insecurity in the country where the security forces are struggling to fight kidnappings and an Islamist insurgency. The Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Bashar, also put rape and homosexuality on the list of the country’s ills. He […]

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Zimbabwe gets loans to boost electricity supplies

Zimbabwe has secured two loans of more than $42.5m (£35.3m) from India to boost the generation of electricity in the country, the state-run Herald newspaper reports. The government announced that the finance minister had concluded the loan agreements in the last few months, the paper says. But the $23m and $19.5m loans obtained from the […]

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in hospital in Singapore

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe, 95, has been in hospital in Singapore since April, his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Mr Mugabe was making “good progress” and could be discharged soon, Mr Mnangagwa added. He did not disclose Mr Mugabe’s illness. In November, he said the ex-president was unable to walk because of ill-health and […]

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