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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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Why do opposition coalitions in Africa succeed or fail?

For the past two decades, the phenomenon of the opposition coalition has gained growing traction and interest across Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa| AFRICAN ARGUMENTS| BY NICOLE BEARDSWORTH | For the past two decades, the phenomenon of the opposition coalition has gained growing traction and interest across Africa. In 2000, a group of …

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Mugabe’s Zimbabwe bans maize imports after bumper crop

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe has banned the import of corn after enjoying a bumper crop that authorities hope will be enough to feed the nation and stimulate home-grown production, state-owned media reported Tuesday. Zimbabwe was once known as the “breadbasket” of Africa for its fertile land and modern …

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Zimbabwe bus crash kills 43 near Zambia border

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed 43 people after the driver lost control and rammed into a tree, police said Thursday. “We have been told that 43 people have been killed,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP. “The bus was travelling to Zambia when …

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Mugabe not asleep but resting his eyes

NOT SLEEPING: At 93, there is something that happens to the eyes and the President cannot suffer bright lights. If you look at his poise, he looks down, avoids direct lighting. Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore for health check

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has flown to Singapore for a “routine medical check-up”, state media reported Tuesday. “President Mugabe yesterday (Monday) left Zimbabwe for Singapore for his routine medical check-up,” The Herald newspaper reported. “He is expected back in Zimbabwe at the weekend.” The …

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Young, hip Zimbabweans flock to rejuvenated arts fest

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Young, fashion-conscious and eager for change, thousands of Zimbabweans spent this week partying at music concerts and open-air bars during a six-day festival hosted in the capital against all the odds. The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), founded in 1999, was abandoned last …

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