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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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Two African leaders and ministers to attend funeral of Fidel Castro

South African President, Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe have left their countries on Monday to the Cuban capital, Havana to attend the funeral of the late Fidel Castro. According to a statement released by the South African presidency, all flags in the southern African nation will fly at half-mast till 4th December. “President […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe announces retirement

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has finally announced his retirement, Africanews portal reports. According to Africanews, the 92-year-old Mugabe, the only President Zimbabwe has had in 36 years of independence was addressing a group of war veterans who rallied to support him, in the capital Harare last weekend. Mugabe was quoted as saying the country’s economy […]

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Zimbabwe Targets 4.8% GDP Growth in 2017

Zimbabwe’s economy is projected to rebound from 1.2 percent growth to 4.8 percent next year, driven by a cocktail of reforms, improved agriculture production and higher commodity prices, the treasury announced on Tuesday. The country which has been led by President Robert Mugabe since 1980 is currently experiencing a liquidity crisis that led to limits […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Uganda: Opposition’s Besigye Arrested

Ugandan long-standing opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested on Sunday for allegedly attempting to organize a parallel Independence Day celebration. The former presidential candidate, who came second in the contested presidential election in February, was arrested and charged with treason in May after a video surfaced on social media showing him taking the oath […]

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Zimbabwe: U.S Lifts Sanctions on Individuals, Firms

United States’ sanctions against some individuals and companies in Zimbabwe have been lifted on Thursday, the State Department announced in a statement. These include Sabina Mugabe, the president’s younger sister who died in 2010; Charles Utete, ex-secretary of the president who died in July 2016; Aeneas Chigwedere, a former minister; Jocelyn Chiwenga, ex-wife of the […]

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