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Four traffickers arrested in Zimbabwe in possession of thirty-two chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC

Thirty-two live chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC were seized in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. They were headed to South Africa. According to the Congolese Environment Ministry, four traffickers, three Congolese and one Malawian, are under arrest in Zimbabwe. For the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature, ICCN, this trade in protected animals is a threat […]

Zimbabwe: President vows to ‘flush out’ opponents

“The bad apples that tried to divide our people and weaken our system will be eliminated,” the Zimbabwean President promised in a speech to the nation. “We will overcome the attempts of a few thugs, acting with foreign detractors, to destabilize our society,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said. Authorities on Friday banned demonstrations meant to protest […]

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Zimbabwe: Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga appointed Minister of Health

Zimbabwe has not had a real Minister of Health since the dismissal of Obadiah Moyo, 66, accused of illegally awarding a $20 million contract to a Dubai company to provide Covid-19 tests and protective equipment. And this while the country has record figures of contamination with the new coronavirus and the public health system is […]

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Zimbabwe: stock exchange reopens after a one-month hiatus

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange reopens on Monday, August 3. It had been closed since the end of June due to speculation allegedly harmful to the national currency, the Zimbabwean dollar. An investigation into the alleged speculation has yet to be concluded. Trading resumes in the Harare financial center on this Monday, after a month-long pause, […]

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Covid-19: Fifteen African countries threatened by a food crisis, FAO and WFP warned

According to a joint analysis by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 15 “at-risk” African countries are threatened by a food crisis. These are the countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, […]

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Zimbabwe: $3.5 billion in compensation to White farmers expropriated in 2000

Twenty years after Robert Mugabe’s forced expropriation of white farmers, the country is preparing to pay them compensation. The government has announced that it will pay damages to nearly 4,000 former farmers of British origin. Emmerson Mnangagwa had already paved the way last March. The Zimbabwean president had announced a reform of the agrarian law, […]

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Zimbabwe: Health minister fired for alleged corruption

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa finally separated on July 8 from his health minister, who was arrested two weeks ago on corruption charges. Obadiah Moyo, a former hospital director, was alleged to have fraudulently awarded $60 million worth of government contracts for tests and equipment against Covid-19, including to a Hungarian company. His arrest led to […]

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Zimbabwe faces malaria outbreak as it locks down to counter coronavirus

At least 131 people have died from malaria in Zimbabwe in a new outbreak, adding pressure to a country already struggling to deal with Covid-19. According to the Ministry of Health, the fatalities occurred in 201 outbreak clusters, mostly from malarious provinces such as Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East. Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s lockdown has been extended […]

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COVID-19 : Zimbabwe to face mass starvation—UN

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe. “With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” Eddie Rowe, World Food Programme director for Zimbabwe, said in a statement. “We must all do our […]

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Humanitarian Crisis: Zimbabwe needs aid urgently—IMF

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Zimbabwe needs urgent aid as the coronavirus exacerbates the impact a food shortage following the worst drought in nearly four decades. In a statement released on Friday, IMF executives said with another poor harvest in 2020, Zimbabwe’s projected economic growth would likely drop to 0%. The Washington-based institution […]

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