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Zimbabwe govt denies opposition kidnap claims

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s government publicly denied claims on Sunday that its spy agency had attempted to kidnap main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa as he left a rally this weekend. Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change party tweeted Saturday that “Central Intelligence Organisation agents (participated) in a failed attempt …

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47 dead as buses collide in Zimbabwe: police

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe Wednesday when two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the eastern town of Rusape, police told AFP. “We confirm 47 people have died in a road traffic accident at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare …

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Zimbabwe president says study points to oil in country

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Thursday that an Australian firm would explore for oil and gas in the nation after a study indicated deposits. Invictus Energy has in recent months reworked survey data generated in the early 1990s by US oil giant ExxonMobil, previously known …

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Zimbabwe opposition calls for ‘transitional’ govt to fix crisis

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa called Tuesday for a transitional government to resolve the worsening economic and political crisis engulfing the country. A foreign currency shortage in recent weeks has sparked the worst economic crisis with supplies of fuel, food and pharmaceuticals drying up. …

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US sees promise in Zimbabwe economic moves

Washington, United States | AFP | The top US diplomat for Africa on Tuesday voiced optimism over economic reforms by the new government in Zimbabwe, which remains under sanctions dating from Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign. Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, said that Zimbabwe’s level of …

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Zimbabwe post-poll violence inquiry to summon army, police

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | An inquiry probing the killing of six people after soldiers opened fire on post-election protesters in Zimbabwe will summon police and the army to appear before it, an official said Friday. Kgalema Motlanthe, the former president of South Africa and the commission chairman, said the …

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Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi  Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine’s harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country. Often praised as a leading feminist voice, …

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Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau. In an interview with AFP, the 40-year-old Chamisa said Zimbabweans were craving generational change in the …

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