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Zimbabwe: veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai passes away

Zimbabwe’s veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai passed away in a South African hospital at the age of 65, his MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa said on Wednesday. Morgan Tsvangirai, whose career was marked by a long political struggle against former Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. He was the veteran […]

Zimbabwe: Female High Court judge appointed chair of election body

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba as the new chairperson of the Electoral commission, local media reported. General elections are scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe in 2018 to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament. President Mnangagwa had promised a fresh vote soon after the ruling […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa orders top officials to declare assets

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered top officials to declare their assets by February 28 as the southern African nation seeks to foster transparency and fight corruption. According to Misheck Sibanda, chief secretary to the president and cabinet, it is now mandatory for cabinet members, their deputies, senior government officials and bosses of state-owned businesses […]

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African heads of State, CEOs seek partnerships at WEF

African CEOs, policymakers and heads of state have joined the global business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the continent seeks to strengthen its partnerships for trade, and investment. Zimbabwe President Emerson Mnangagwa, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa have shared pictures on their social media platforms […]

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Zimbabwean opposition leader dies in helicopter crash in USA

Exiled Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash, it was officially announced on Thursday. Police confirmed Bennett’s death, a day after a helicopter carrying him and others went down in a mountainous remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico. The crash killed five people […]

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Zimbabwe Elections: Cancer-stricken Tsvangirai to lead opposition

Ailing Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai will be the presidential flag bearer of the MDC Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections in the Southern African nation, the coalition said on Tuesday. The MDC Alliance includes the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube’s MDC (Movement for Democratic Change -N), Transform Zimbabwe […]

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Zimbabwe: Two former ministers loyal to Mugabe charged with corruption

Two former Zimbabwean ministers loyal to ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday. Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge, who were respectively foreign minister and energy minister in Mugabe’s last Cabinet, were arrested last weekend by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. The duo appeared in court following their arrest before they […]

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Zimbabwe: Takeover leader Chiwenga sworn in as Vice-President

Zimbabwe’s former army chief, who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, was installed as Zimbabwe’s vice president in Harare on Thursday, local media reports. Recently retired army Chief Constantino Chiwenga is the latest in a string of senior military figures appointed by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to important political posts. Chiwenga, 61, […]

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Zimbabwe inks first post-Mugabe loan with China

Zimbabwe’s new government has inked a $153 million loan agreement with China on Wednesday to finance expansion and refurbishment of its international airport in Harare as it bids to attract investors and tourists. It’s the first post-Mugabe deal interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed with a foreign government. The loan for refurbishing the Robert Gabriel […]

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Zimbabwean Interim President unveils first post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Fri-day, appointed senior military figures to high-profile positions in his first cabinet. Mnangagwa who abolished several government ministries that performed duplicated roles, has appointed Sibusiso Moyo, the General who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, as foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, […]

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