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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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Zimbabwe: Female High Court judge appointed chair of election body

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba as the new chairperson of the Electoral commission, local media reported. General elections are scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe in 2018 to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament. President Mnangagwa had promised a fresh vote soon after the ruling […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa orders top officials to declare assets

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered top officials to declare their assets by February 28 as the southern African nation seeks to foster transparency and fight corruption. According to Misheck Sibanda, chief secretary to the president and cabinet, it is now mandatory for cabinet members, their deputies, senior government officials and bosses of state-owned businesses […]

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African heads of State, CEOs seek partnerships at WEF

African CEOs, policymakers and heads of state have joined the global business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the continent seeks to strengthen its partnerships for trade, and investment. Zimbabwe President Emerson Mnangagwa, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa have shared pictures on their social media platforms […]

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Zimbabwean opposition leader dies in helicopter crash in USA

Exiled Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash, it was officially announced on Thursday. Police confirmed Bennett’s death, a day after a helicopter carrying him and others went down in a mountainous remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico. The crash killed five people […]

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Zimbabwe Elections: Cancer-stricken Tsvangirai to lead opposition

Ailing Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai will be the presidential flag bearer of the MDC Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections in the Southern African nation, the coalition said on Tuesday. The MDC Alliance includes the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube’s MDC (Movement for Democratic Change -N), Transform Zimbabwe […]

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Zimbabwe: Two former ministers loyal to Mugabe charged with corruption

Two former Zimbabwean ministers loyal to ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday. Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge, who were respectively foreign minister and energy minister in Mugabe’s last Cabinet, were arrested last weekend by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. The duo appeared in court following their arrest before they […]

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