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Zimbabwe: Observers from 46 countries to monitor polls for first time since 2002

The Zimbabwean government will for the first time since 2002 allow Western poll observers to monitor its national elections, local media reports. General elections are scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe in July 2018 to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament. The vote will be a major test for President Emmerson […]

Botswana’s new President visits Zimbabwe to warm-up strained ties

Botswana’s new President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Zimbabwe on a working visit, local media reports. According to Zimbabwe’s state-owned Herald newspaper, President Masisi is expected to hold talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Masisi took over from President Seretse Ian Khama, who stepped down after completing his 10-year term. Botswana’s ministry […]

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President Xi Jinping calls for new chapter in China-Zimbabwe ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday vowed to work together with the new leader of Zimbabwe towards a new chapter in ties between the two countries. This came at a meeting in Peking between President Xi Jinping and Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa, who is paying a state visit to China, called for more […]

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Morocco, first destination for direct foreign investments in Africa

Morocco has been ranked as the first destination of foreign direct investments on the African continent in the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) released by Quantum Global. The kingdom made a slight leapfrog compared with last year ranking when it took the second position. The North African country has taken the first position this year […]

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Over 1,200 business leaders meet in Abidjan

The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, in Abidjan, brought together around 1,200 delegates including, heads of state, African and international CEO’s, investors, bankers and other stake holders who debated Africa’s economic transformation. Three African presidents, namely Alassane Ouattara of the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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Zimbabweans return $591 million illegally hidden abroad

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said companies and individuals in the southern African nation have returned about $591 million state funds illegally stashed abroad as his 3-month amnesty to bring back the money expired last week. Emmerson Mnangagwa in November announced a three-month amnesty for the return of public funds hidden abroad by individuals […]

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Zimbabwe set to rejoin the Commonwealth after Mugabe’s exit

Zimbabwe is on its way to rejoin the Commonwealth, the foreign minister said on Thursday. The move comes a month after the country’s new leader President Mnangagwa indicated that there were no more impediments to Zimbabwe hooking up with the club of former British colonies. The foreign minister, Sibusiso Moy, who was speaking to Lawmakers […]

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Zimbabwe doctors down tools as nationwide strike begins

Doctors at public hospitals in Zimbabwe have embarked on a nationwide strike demanding better wages, benefits, and work conditions, doctors’ unions said on Tuesday. The strike is crippling public hospitals as patients are being turned away or left in corridors without assistance in major hospital across the southern African nation. According to local media, the […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe backs opposition candidate

ex-Zimbabwean Veteran leader Robert Mugabe has offered his backing to a retired general to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the polls later this year, the party said on Monday. Ambrose Mutinhiri, a retired general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe, resigned from the ruling ZANU-PF party and gave up his parliamentary seat last Friday. He […]

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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 […]

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