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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left behind $10 million, properties

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has left $10 million and some properties in the capital, state-owned newspaper the Herald revealed on Tuesday. Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, died at 95 in September. The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority in the Southern […]

China accuses Zimbabwe of understating financial aid

China accused Zimbabwe on Tuesday of understating its financial help to the southern African nation, after budget figures released by Zimambabwe showed that China ranked poorly on the list of Harare’s foreign donors. While presenting Zimbabwe’s 2020 budget last week, Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said donor funding from China only amounted to $3.6m from […]

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Zimbabwe: 200 elephants died following severe drought

Zimbabwe: 200 elephants died following severe drought

In Zimbabwe, more than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, the South Africa nation’s parks agency said. According to Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and other parks are affected. Animals including giraffes, buffaloes and impalas are also […]

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Zimbabwe: Starvation kills 55 elephants in two months

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park over the past two months amid a severe drought, authorities said on Monday. “The problem is real, the situation is dire,” The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said. “The elephants are dying from starvation and this is a […]

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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 […]

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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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