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Zimbabwe Minister courts Africa MPs over sanctions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “We are counting on you in helping us make Zimbabwe great again,” said Zimbabwe’s number two top diplomat in a passionate appeal to the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on sanctions against his country. Citing the continued untold sorrow and deterioration of the well-being of his countrymen, …

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ANALYSIS: Discrediting elections

Why the opposition playbook carries risks Malawi recently held its breath as the Constitutional Court took ten hours to painstakingly read out its verdict on the highly controversial 2019 presidential elections. When it finally became clear that the judgment would nullify the election of President Peter Mutharika, jubilant opposition supporters …

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Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Hwange, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack. The 45-year-old was attacked by a buffalo days earlier, and he was lucky to be on his feet. Wild …

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Zimbabwe VP’s wife in court on attempted murder, fraud charges

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court to face charges of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder of her husband. Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, was arrested by Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission …

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Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

Epworth, Zimbabwe | AFP | It’s a meagre sum, just $9 per month, but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope. The innovative scheme by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), UKAID and Denmark’s DanChurchAid (DCA) is helping thousands of urban households that each day …

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history. …

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Doctors’ strike ‘unlawful’, says Zimbabwean court

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A Zimbabwe court on Friday declared a five-week doctors’ strike over pay “unlawful” and gave the medics 48 hours to return to their wards. Doctors across the country are striking for a salary rise after rampant inflation lowered their pay to the equivalent of less …

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