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Zimbabwe faces malaria outbreak as it locks down to counter coronavirus

At least 131 people have died from malaria in Zimbabwe in a new outbreak, adding pressure to a country already struggling to deal with Covid-19. According to the Ministry of Health, the fatalities occurred in 201 outbreak clusters, mostly from malarious provinces such as Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East. Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s lockdown has been extended […]

COVID-19 : Zimbabwe to face mass starvation—UN

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe. “With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” Eddie Rowe, World Food Programme director for Zimbabwe, said in a statement. “We must all do our […]

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Humanitarian Crisis: Zimbabwe needs aid urgently—IMF

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Zimbabwe needs urgent aid as the coronavirus exacerbates the impact a food shortage following the worst drought in nearly four decades. In a statement released on Friday, IMF executives said with another poor harvest in 2020, Zimbabwe’s projected economic growth would likely drop to 0%. The Washington-based institution […]

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Zimbabwe Court dethrones opposition leader

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader has lost a court appeal to remain president of the biggest opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), local media report. The Supreme Court of the Southern African nation has confirmed the High Court’s decision that declared MDC-Alliance’s Nelson Chamisa an illegitimate leader of the opposition party after he wrestled […]

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South Africa to build 40km fence along Zimbabwe border

South Africa will build a 40km fence along its border with Zimbabwe to prevent undocumented migrants from entering and spreading coronavirus – even though the neighboring country has no confirmed cases. The planned fence is to be erected on either side of the Beitbridge Land Port of Entry to “ensure that no undocumented or infected […]

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Wife of Zimbabwe’s VP charged of attempting to kill him

The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president has been charged with attempting to kill her husband. Mary Chiwenga, the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and fraud. According to local media reports, the former model is accused of trying to kill […]

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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 […]

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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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