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Zimbabwean author Dangarembga convicted over placard protest

Renowned Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been convicted of inciting violence after carrying a placard that called for political reform. She paid a fine of about $110 to avoid serving a three-month jail term. She was convicted along with a friend Julie Barnes. The two women had walked along a road in the capital, Harare, two years ago, holding placards… Read More
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AU chairman calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The African Union chairman and president of Senegal President Macky Sall has called for the lifting of sanctions placed on Zimbabwe. Mr. Sall told the 77th UN General Assembly in New York that current sanctions against Zimbabwe were destructive and aggravating the suffering of citizens. For over two decades Zimbabwe has struggled to rebuild its economy and sanctions… Read More

How two Zimbabwean entrepreneurs are transforming learning spaces

South Africa, Johannesburg, 08 September 2022– As 8 September was International Literacy day declared by UNESCO, education must go beyond focusing on the set curriculum as the digital world has become more prominent in the educational sector. The theme this year for international literacy day will be celebrated under the theme Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Therefore, this is an opportunity to… Read More
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Hundreds killed by measles outbreak in Zimbabwe

– – Zimbabwe health ministry has said that a recent measles outbreak has so far killed at least 698 people. 191 new cases and 37 deaths were reported in a single day on September 1, 2022. A nationwide vaccination program is currently ongoing to fight the spread of the disease, according to health officials. “As at 03 September 2022, Zimbabwe… Read More
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Zimbabwe’s gold coins that are to tackle soaring inflation

Interest rate has doubled in July alone to 200% with annual rate of inflation rising above 190%. The coin called “Mosi-oa-Tunya” means “The Smoke Which Thunders”. It refers to Victoria Falls, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. According to the country’s central bank the coins will be priced at the international market rate with each going for an ounce… Read More
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Zimbabwe: Elephants kill 60 people in five months

– – At least 60 people have been killed by elephants in Zimbabwe this year. Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana who took to twitter to make an announcement described the incident as sad topic. “The issue of Human/Wildlife Conflict has become quite emotive. This year alone 60 Zimbabweans have lost their lives to elephants and 50 injured. In 2021, 72 lost their… Read More
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Zimbabwe: Chaos at opposition party rally turns deadly

– – A chaotic scene at an opposition party rally in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, on Sunday turned deadly with reports of at least one death. Local media also reported of some 10 others sustaining injuries in skirmishes at an rally ground. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters were reportedly attacked by a group of men armed with spears, machetes,… Read More
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AU Commission calls for removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In a statement Mr. Mahamat said he was “concerned by the negative impact of continued sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe to the country’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts.” Zimbabweans led by their president, Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2019… Read More
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Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s family rejects order to exhume his remains

– – The family of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has rejected an order from a traditional court for the exhumation of his remains. A traditional chief   has ordered the exhumation of Robert Mugabe’s remains and their reburial at the national heroes’ shrine in Harare after accusing the late leader’s wife of breaking local custom by interring him at his… Read More
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Zimbabwe’s vice president resigns after sex scandal

– – One of the two vice presidents of Zimbabwe, the 71-year-old Kembo Mohadi has resigned amid recent reports of a sex scandal involving him. Mohadi had refused to resigned following reports in local media of him having an affair with women and being caught on tape soliciting for sex. In one of the instances, the vice president was alleged to… Read More