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Zimbabwe opposition chief hospitalised in S. Africa:source

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official told AFP Saturday. “He is in South Africa on account of a medical cause. He is being attended to,” a senior official …

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Zimbabwe opposition warns over 2018 polls voter registration

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s long serving President Robert Mugabe unveiled a new biometric voter registration programme Thursday ahead of next year’s elections, drawing criticism from opponents who claim the system could be manipulated. Registration will open nationwide on Monday and continue until January 15 for the polls in which …

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Zimbabwe can feed itself again, Mugabe claims

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe told parliament on Tuesday. From the year 2000, hundreds of white farmers were evicted from their farms, often violently, …

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Zimbabwe opposition hails Kenya poll overturn

  Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai hailed on Saturday the decision by Kenya’s top court to order a new presidential election as a “step towards democracy”. Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has made three failed attempts at the presidency, losing …

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Grace Mugabe steers clear of assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention of the incident two weeks ago. President Robert Mugabe’s wife was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa after she was accused …

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Supporters rally for Grace Mugabe after assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in a show of support for first lady Grace Mugabe who evaded assault allegations in South Africa by claiming diplomatic immunity. The march, organised by President Robert Mugabe’s all-powerful ZANU-PF party, came two weeks after Grace was accused …

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Hardy Zimbabwean farmers take on Nigeria’s challenges

Farming in Nigeria is not for the fainthearted. Ilorin, Nigeria | AFP | Intermittent electricity means generators are needed half the time. Chronically potholed roads make transport slow and expensive. Fake fertiliser has previously devastated crops, while toxic feed ruined one dairy farm. But for a group of 13 hardy farmers …

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