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93-year-old Mugabe says ‘not dying’ as health concerns mount

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, declaring “I am not dying,” sought Saturday to brush aside growing concerns about his health after his wife urged him to name a successor. Mugabe’s medical trips to Singapore have become frequent in recent years, fuelling questions about his health. His …

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Mugabe’s wife calls for him to name successor

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | President Robert Mugabe’s wife Thursday urged her 93-year-old husband to name his chosen successor, fuelling renewed speculation about the race to take over from the world’s oldest national leader. Mugabe has always refused to publicly reveal his favoured heir, but Grace Mugabe — who is seen …

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Football: Zimbabwe confirm COSAFA dominance over Zambia

Phokeng, South Africa | AFP | Zimbabwe confirmed their superiority over Zambia in COSAFA Cup southern Africa championship finals by winning 3-1 in Phokeng Sunday to lift the trophy a record fifth time. This was the fourth time the neighbouring nations have met in the final of the annual regional competition …

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Mugabe, Buhari, Dos Santos all abroad for treatment

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe in Singapore for medical check Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for a “routine medical check-up”, state media reported Sunday. “President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” the Sunday Mail newspaper reported. The paper …

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Zimbabwe VP pledges ‘free and fair’ election in 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday pledged that next year’s elections will be peaceful, “free and fair” despite opposition concerns about electoral interference. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference aimed at courting South African investors, Mnangagwa noted that the last election in …

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Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  The animals won’t travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa’s largest ever wildlife transfers. Fifty elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be among the several thousand animals that will …

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Zimbabwe appeals for $10.9 mn aid for refugees

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |Financially hamstrung Zimbabwe joined UN agencies and charities Wednesday in appealing for $10.9 million of aid for thousands of refugees in the country including families fleeing violence in neighbouring Mozambique. Zimbabwe, grappling an economic crisis including a cash crunch which has had a toll on social …

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