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Zimbabwe: Doctors down tools over working conditions, drugs shortage

Doctors at state-run Zimbabwean hospitals began a strike for the second time this year, saying working conditions, shortage of drugs and a deteriorating health-care system need immediate government attention. According to Mathabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, most junior doctors at the five major hospitals had downed tools to protest over […]

China pledges to build a 650-seat parliament in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s information minister on Friday said Chinese officials have pledged $46 million for a new parliament building, to be built on a plot of farmland outside the capital Harare. The building, extending over a total floor area of 33,000 square meters, will replace the current parliament building, built in the colonial era. An artist’s impression […]

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Zimbabwe: Salaries of president, senior civil servants to be cut by 5%

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a 5 percent cut in the salaries of the president, ministers and senior civil servants, effective January 2019. According to the Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube, the move will help clear the pay roll of ghost names and reduce spending by the state. Presenting the 2019 budget to parliamentarians on […]

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Zimbabwe to clear World Bank, AfDB arrears in 12 months

Zimbabwe said over the weekend it aims to clear its $2 billion arrears with the World Bank and African Development Bank in the next 12 months. According to Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, the arrears clearance program had the backing of the United States, which maintains sanctions against Zimbabwe. The southern African nation has struggled to […]

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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 […]

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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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