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Zimbabwe’s president hikes fuel prices to tackle shortages

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortages in a decade. After years in international isolation, Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for more than …

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Zimbabwe to re-introduce local currency within a year: minister

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe will re-introduce a local currency “in less than 12 months”, after using the US dollar and regional currencies since a hyperinflation crisis a decade ago, the finance minister said in an interview published on Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from long-time ruler Robert Mugabe and won a …

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Zimbabwe doctors end strike without deal

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Doctors in Zimbabwe have ended a more than month-long strike without winning a deal on higher salaries, their union said Thursday, adding the government had pledged to address their grievances. Hundreds of doctors in public hospitals walked out on December 1 demanding salaries in US …

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Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe, court hears

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A suitcase containing $150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals. The three accused — which include Constancia Mugabe, 50, a relative of the president — appeared before …

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Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | AFP | Seven Chinese nationals appeared in a Zimbabwe court on Thursday after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars. They are facing charges of breaching the country’s wildlife laws. Zeng Dengui, 35; Peicon Jang, 35; Chen Zhiangfu, 30; …

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Zimbabwe president cuts short holiday over doctors’ strike

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short his annual vacation Wednesday to try to resolve an impasse with doctors who have been on strike for a month, a government spokesman said. Hundreds of junior doctors in public hospitals across Zimbabwe withdrew their services in November demanding …

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Zimbabwe’s economic crisis wipes out Christmas cheer

Chinamhora, Zimbabwe | AFP | At Solomon Chakauya’s grocery store in Zimbabwe’s Chinamhora district outside Harare, there’s no sign of the seasonal Christmas rush that he needs to keep his business afloat. Even in the country’s toughest times, sales rocketed in the days before Christmas, but this year few people …

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Zimbabwe says will not extradite Grace Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe on Friday said it would not extradite Grace Mugabe, wife of former president Robert Mugabe, after an arrest warrant was issued in South Africa for her alleged assault of a model in 2017. The 53-year-old reportedly attacked Gabrielle Engels using an electrical extension cord …

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S.Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe: police

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police said Wednesday an arrest warrant had been issued for Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, after she allegedly assaulted a model in Johannesburg in 2017. “The police investigated and we made an application to the courts and the …

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Probe berates Zimbabwe army over post-election killings

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  An inquest into the fatal shooting of six people in post-election violence in Zimbabwe squarely blamed the military and police on Tuesday, saying the use of live fire was “unjustified and disproportionate”. The victims were gunned down and dozens others were wounded when soldiers opened …

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