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Mugabe criticises officials ‘bickering’ for power

  MUGABE: Positions in the party are not jumped upon. People rise slowly Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ageing President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday criticised ruling party officials for allegedly “bickering” over positions of power and jostling to succeed him. “Positions in the party are not jumped upon. People …

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Zimbabwe war veterans in court for insulting Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Five prominent Zimbabwe war veterans arrested earlier this year in a crackdown on critics of President Robert Mugabe, appeared in court Tuesday for insulting the 92-year-old leader. The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesman, Douglas Mahiya, and four executives briefly appeared before a …

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Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A Zimbabwean high court has dropped charges against the professional hunter, Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed prized lion Cecil last year, his lawyer said Friday. “The high court has said the charges were flawed and, therefore, should be set aside,” lawyer Perpetua …

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Zimbabwe ‘bond notes’ stir hyperinflation fears

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabweans know the risks of worthless money all too well after hyperinflation between 2007 and 2009 gave them the 100-trillion-dollar banknote that barely bought a loaf of bread. Now they fear that the government is about to create another devastating crisis by printing its own …

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Anti-Mugabe protests fizzle out amid high police presence

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A planned mass demonstration against Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe failed to kick off in the capital Harare on Saturday, as riot police patrolled the streets to enforce a protest ban. A coalition of opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda …

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Zimbabwe to print substitute US dollars as cash runs out

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe announced Thursday it will introduce next month “bond notes” equivalent to the US dollar, sparking fears of a return to the hyperinflation that wrecked the economy several years ago. The country, led by authoritarian President Robert Mugabe, adopted the US dollar and South African …

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Zimbabwe court lifts ban on Harare protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s high court on Wednesday overturned a two-week ban on protests in the capital Harare after a challenge from activists involved in a surge of demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe has vowed to crack down on the protests, which have erupted over recent months …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe scoffs at death rumours

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe joked Saturday that he had been resurrected as he returned from a foreign trip, mocking rumours that he had died or is critically ill. “Yes, I was dead. It’s true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do once I get back to my country. …

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