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Zimbabewan Masimba Tafirenyika Appointed Director of UN Information Centre in Pretoria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Masimba Tafirenyika of Zimbabwe as Director of the UN Information Centre in Pretoria, an office that provides service to South Africa  and Tafirenyika started assuming his duties as of Monday, a press release said. Tafirenyika was most recently Chief of the Africa Section in the United Nations Department […]

Sweden grants $1.35 million to Zimbabwe, warns to track funds

Swedish government on Wednesday offered a $1.35 million grant to Zimbabwe, to help the drought-hit Southern African nation to boost its Culture Fund. Addressing government officials gathered to witness the ceremony, Sweden’s head of development cooperation in Zimbabwe, Maria Selin, has warned against diversion of funds, adding that they want to track their money wherever […]

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Embattled Mugabe on medical leave in Singapore

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 36 years, left the country on Monday for medical check-ups in Singapore, the Ministry of Information said in a statement. Mugabe appeared frail last week at a World Economic Forum Summit in South Africa, when he stood for more than an hour in a chair […]

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Zimbabwe: School authorities urged to accept livestock as tuition fees

Drought-hit and Cash-strapped Zimbabwe government this week agreed on plans to pay  school fees in the Southern African nation using livestock or labour for the schools. The government last weekend urges school authorities to be flexible and not turn away pupils because their parents don’t have money to pay tuition fees. Speaking to local media, […]

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Zimbabwe 2018 election: 13 opposition parties want UN intervention

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are calling on the United Nations to intervene in next year’s presidential election after the Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau and her commissioners walked out of a national dialogue held at her Harare offices Tuesday morning. The Elections Commission chairperson accuses the opposition of unfairly targeting her. She appeared to […]

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Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence

Previously known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to become independent on the back of Ghana’s first President and his Pan-African ethos, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo, was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took […]

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FIFA’s Infantino in South Africa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit. All 54 African national football association presidents were invited for the meeting in Johannesburg. Appointed Fifa president twelve months ago, Infantino will visit Zimbabwe shortly after attending the world governing body’s summit in South Africa between 21-23 February. The […]

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Embattled Mugabe marks 93rd birthday, endorses Donald Trump

Unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles of his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday, endorsing Donald Trump’s brand of American nationalism. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism … America for Americans … on that we agree: Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” said Mugabe, who took power in the […]

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Zimbabwe Offers Workers Land instead of Bonuses

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe government has offered to pay its workers with land instead of the usual annual bonuses they are paid in November and December, local media reported. The government spends more than 80% of its budget on the salaries of public workers. But as the economy has stagnated, the government has struggled to pay those […]

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Zimbabwe Misses 2016 Revenue Target

Zimbabwe’s tax agency ZIMRA on Thursday said it missed the 2016 revenue target by 4 percent as weak global commodity prices hit mineral royalties in the Southern African nation. “The failure to surpass revenue targets in 2016 is largely due to the prevailing harsh economic conditions,” ZIMRA chairperson Willia Bonyongwe said in a statement. The […]

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