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Zimbabwe: Vice President responding to treatment in South Africa- Gov’t

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving medical treatment in a hospital in South Africa and wishes to come back next week, the Zimbabwean government has said following speculations that the General is in bad shape after he was injured in a bomb attack during electoral campaigns in June. George Charamba, Presidential spokesperson has told […]

U.S. to keep sanctions, pressure on Zimbabwe – Official

The United States government will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe until the new government demonstrates reforms, a senior U.S. economic official told a congressional panel on Thursday. The United States imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe in early 2000, after they accused ex-president Robert Mugabe of trampling on human rights and press freedom, and rigging elections. The […]

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Cholera outbreak: Zimbabwe police ban public gatherings

Zimbabwe’s police on Wednesday banned all public gatherings to control the spread of cholera in the Southern African nation. In a statement, the national police spokeswoman Charity Charamba urged members of the public to take heed of the ban as it would assist in alleviating the spread of cholera. The move came after the Government […]

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Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’ for Zimbabwe, urges compatriots to unite

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president after a failed court bid by the opposition to overturn the results of the country’s first vote since Robert Mugabe was removed from power. More than 50,000 supporters and several African heads of state attended the swearing ceremony, including the eldest daughter of former President Robert Mugabe. […]

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Zanu-PF to defend Mnangagwa’s election, inauguration delayed

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party is expected to file a response in court today to the opposition MDC Alliance petition against the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president. Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party last week vowed to overturn in court President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via “mammoth theft and […]

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Zambia to deport Zimbabwe fleeing ex-finance minister

Zambia’s Foreign Minister Joe Malanji on Wednesday said they have refused to offer asylum to Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti. Zimbabwe opposition politician Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia, after authorities in Zimbabwe briefly detained him as he tried to cross the border. Earlier reports quoting his lawyer Nqobizitha […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges unity to end post-election violence

Zimbabwe’s President-elect and leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa last weekend, called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections. Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former spy chief and Zanu-PF party stalwart, won with 50.8% of the vote, avoiding a runoff with the 40-year-old MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa. The […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins first post-Mugabe vote

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the country’s electoral commission. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seized power from President Robert Mugabe in a coup, last year, won 50.8 percent of votes to 44.3 percent for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. […]

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Zimbabwe: Ruling Zanu-PF party wins majority of seats in parliament

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly won a majority of seats in parliament, according to the Southern African nation’s electoral commission. Preliminary results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF picked up 109 seats of the 210-seat parliament against 41 for the opposition. With final results yet to be declared, the ruling party has a chance of […]

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Post Mugabe’s vote kicks off in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans began voting on Monday in the first election since the removal of former President Robert Mugabe. The election pits 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor vying to become Zimbabwe’s youngest head of state. The contest could bring international legitimacy and investment or signal more […]

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