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Zimbabwe must act quicker on democratic reform, urges UN-appointed independent expert

Zimbabwe should do more to embrace and safeguard democracy, the UN-appointed independent expert on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association said on Friday, at the end of his first visit there. In a statement, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule expressed his support for the Government’s stated commitment to democratization. But two years since Emmerson […]

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Mugabe to be buried in his village – Family

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried Sunday, September 15 in his village, family sources said on Thursday. The ex-president passed away last week in Singapore, at the age of 95. The government and his family are reportedly in disagreement over the location of his final resting place. While the government wants to bury him […]

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Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe passes away at 95

Zimbabwe’s former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe who was forced to give up power in 2017 has died at 95, president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced early Friday in a twit, mourning him as “Zimbabwe’s founding father” and “an icon of liberation”. Mugabe who ruled the Southern African country since the end of white minority rule in […]

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Zimbabwe charges ex-Vice-President with abuse of power

In Zimbabwe, the new Anti-Corruption Commission, appointed in July, has charged Phelekezela Mphoko, a former deputy to ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, with criminal abuse of office. The court freed Mphoko on bail as he denies all the charges, his lawyer Zibusiso Ncube said. According to the lawyer, the former vice-president was accused of using […]

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Electricity: Zimbabwe gets $42.5 million from Exim Bank of India

Exim Bank of India has approved $42.5 million in financing to improve electricity supply in Zimbabwe. The loan, to be repaid within 20 years, will reduce the current energy deficit of more than 1000 MW. According to local media, the loan will be provided in two phases. The first amount, valued at $23 million, will […]

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Over $330 million needed to cope with ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis in Zimbabwe – WFP

With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation, saying that $331.5 million are needed.   The revised humanitarian appeal covers January 2019 through to April 2020, with a total requirement […]

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Zimbabwe: power utility warns of massive power cuts

Zimbabwe may soon go blackout as low water levels reduce output from its biggest hydro plant, state-owned power utility warned on Thursday. According to Reuters, power cuts would hit the mining sector, which contributes more than two thirds of the southern African nation’s export earnings. The country, which experienced its worst power shortages in 2016 […]

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Zimbabwe: US energy provider Labacorp Power eyes 900 MW mega solar project

Zimbabwe: US energy provider Labacorp Power eyes 900 MW mega solar project

Labacorp, an American company specializing in renewable energy production, has proposed to build a 900 MW solar project in Zimbabwe. The company is currently negotiating the contract with the authorities, Kudakwashe Taruberekera, founder and CEO of Craft Properties, the local partner of the American firm said. A team from Labacorp Power Company is expected by […]

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Zimbabwe: Independent power producers gear up for solar power plants

Three independent power producers have applied to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) for licenses to establish solar power plants that will add about 100 MW to the national grid. ZERA expects to license about 12 more independent power producers (IPPs) this year, a development which, if implemented, could see the Southern African nation’s power […]

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Zimbabwe: Government rejects multi-million pipeline project

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Energy has rejected a plan by South Africa-owned Mining, Oil and Gas Services Company (MOGS) to construct a $1 billion fuel pipeline in the southern African nation, Zimbabwean publication The Herald reported. According to the government, the sector is oversubscribed and has no space for new players. The proposed 550km pipeline would […]

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