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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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Private Jet with 22kg of Gold Crashes in Zimbabwe

A private-jet that was carrying 22 kg of gold worth about one million dollar crashed in Matabeleland North’s Bubi District of Zimbabwe, Police said. According to James Danga, an official with the Civil Aviation Authority, the two people who were onboard escaped with minor injuries. Their identities were yet to be established, he said. “The […]

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Robert Mugabe, 92, to Run in 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has endorsed the 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate in the national election scheduled for 2018. The endorsement, decided at the party’s annual conference in the south-eastern town of Masvingo on Saturday, is likely to result in the extension of his 36-year rule. “The party expresses its support to the […]

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Zimbabwe: Gov’t to Pay December Salaries in 2017

Zimbabwe’s government on Wednesday released pay dates for civil servants in the southern African nation, with a large section of workers to be paid in 2017. According to a report published by the state owned Herald newspaper, the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the army, prisons service members, air force and nurses are scheduled to receive their […]

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Zimbabwe introduces new “bond notes” currency

Zimbabwe central bank on Monday launched a “bond notes” currency in a last-ditch bid to inject desperately needed cash into its failing economy. The southern African nation is currently facing a critical cash shortage; massive unemployment and food insecurity, as it also battles to clear a foreign debt overhang of over $8bn. The country is […]

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