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Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe battles over $1.35 million ring

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary. According to the state-run media Herald, the first Lady has paid Lebanese businessman, Jamal Joseph Ahmed $1.35 million for a diamond ring in 2015, but was supplied with an “inferior […]

Uganda: Police fires teargas as parliament extends Museveni’s rule

Police in Uganda on Thursday fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the East African nation’s parliament. The move comes as legislators of the ruling party vote a draft legislation that could extend long-time leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Groups of demonstrators from Makerere University in the capital Kampala were dispersed with teargas on their road to […]

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Zimbabwe, Opposition Leader Tsvangirai hospitalized

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and candidate for the 2018 presidential election Morgan Tsvangirai has been urgently hospitalized in South Africa, his party said. “President Morgan Tsvangirai, who flew to South Africa for a routine medical procedure, is in a very stable condition contrary to morbid media reports that he is critical and is battling for his […]

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Stop ‘health tourism’ – SA’s Minister tells Mugabe, African leaders

South African Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, on Tuesday, criticized African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. In a speech during a WHO-sponsored conference in Zimbabwe, Aaron Motsoaledi lamented that “we are the only continent, which has leaders who take care outside the continent and we must be ashamed of that”. African leaders “must promote our […]

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Zimbabwe to build $1 billion University honoring Mugabe

Zimbabwe veteran leader Robert Mugabe and his cabinet on Wednesday, approved plans to build a $1 billion high-tech university named after him in Mashonaland Central Province in the Southern African nation. “The ministry is privileged and excited about Cabinet’s decision to establish the Robert Mugabe University,” Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister […]

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Name your successor! – Wife urges 93 year-old Mugabe

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwean iron First Lady has challenged her husband Robert to name his preferred successor to end deepening political divisions in the southern African nation. The first Lady who earlier this year accused some ruling Zanu-PF party officials of plotting to take over from her husband did the U-turn on Thursday, State television’s website […]

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Meet Africa’s youngest female PhD holder: Salute to Dr Musawenkosi Saurombe

Musawenkosi Saurombe, a Zimbabwe student became the youngest female PhD holder in Africa after she received a PhD in Industrial Psychology at North-West University’s campus in Mahikeng, South Africa on April 25. “If I had listened to what people will say about my age, gender or race, I would not have taken some of the […]

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Ailing Air Zimbabwe to lay off 200 employees

Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) has lurched into a new crisis on Tuesday as the management of the carrier announced plans to cut half of its 400 jobs. The restructuring plan of Airzim is meant to revive the ailing national carrier, Chairwoman Chipo Dyanda said on Wednesday. In her words, Air Zimbabwe would […]

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Mugabe donates $1mln Check to AU

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Monday handed over a check of $1 million to the African Union, part of efforts to help push the regional block toward financial independence. About 60 percent of the continental body’s spending has been financed by donors, including the European Union, the World Bank and other international donors and lenders. […]

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Zimbabwe issues $50mln treasury bond to finance irrigation

Zimbabwe’s government plans to issue a three-year $50 million bond to finance irrigation infrastructure in the Southern African nation, the state-run Herald newspaper reported. “The Government of Zimbabwe is issuing an irrigation infrastructure Treasury Bond with a face value of $50 million to contribute towards Command Agriculture through funding of development of irrigation infrastructure,” it […]

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