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    Mugabe to be buried on Sunday

Mugabe to be buried on Sunday

Former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will be buried on Sunday, according to a statement the government issued on Monday.Mugabe, 95, died on September 6 at a Singaporean hospital where he had been receiving medical treatment since April.He ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades until November 2017 when he resigned.According to the memo to diplomats accredited to Harare, the ministry of [...]

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    Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, has died.He died in Singapore aged 95 after battling ill health.Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of Zimbabwe, tweeted about the demise of Mugabe on Friday morning."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe," he tweeted."Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a [...]

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    Zimbabwe increases fuel prices for the second time in one week

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices for the second time in one week

Zimbabwe has increased petrol prices despite most pumps remaining dry, with no end in sight to shortages that are helping drive inflation rapidly higher.On July 13, fuel prices were hiked by up to 16% after Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe finance minister, said fuel was considerably cheaper in Zimbabwe than in neighbouring countries.Ncube had said he would like to see the price [...]

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    Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

A 26–man delegation of Warriors of Zimbabwe will land in Nigeria on Thursday night aboard a South African Airways flight, ahead of Saturday’s pre-Afcon send forth international friendly with the Super Eagles.According to the NFF, the Zimbabwe delegation will spend Thursday night in Lagos, and fly to Asaba on Friday morning.On Friday evening, the Warriors will hold their official training [...]

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    Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Joram Gumbo (pictured), his minister of energy and power development, over "poor electricity supply" across the country.According to BBC, Zimbabwe is experiencing the worst electricity blackouts since 2016.This is coming after the minister had licenced over 30 companies to provide solar power to the country and concluded plans to travel to Mozambique, a [...]

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    Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has listed Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Abdullahi Shehu in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this summer.Rohr also placed six other players on standby.Mikel was absent from the team following the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-Afcon 2019 friendly matches in the month of June.According to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, the three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8.Zimbabwe, who [...]

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    Cyclone Idai kills 89 in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai kills 89 in Zimbabwe

At least 89 persons have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country.A cyclone is a large scale air mass characterised by inward spiralling winds accompanied with flooding.President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned home early from a trip to the United Arab Emirates to "make sure he is involved directly with the national response", [...]

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    ‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has spoken on how he started his romance with his then secretary Grace, while his Ghanaian wife Sally was dying.In a report by New Zimbabwe, Mugabe revealed that he one day just grabbed and kissed Grace Marufu, marking the beginning of their affair.The now 95-year-old former Zimbabwean leader was speaking at the funeral of Grace’s [...]

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    Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.The 75-year-old leader polled 50.8 percent of votes as against 44.3 percent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa.In the final result announced Friday by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 votes while Chamisa trailed with 2,147,437 votes.The opposition has, however, rejected the outcome of the poll, accusing [...]

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    Zimbabwean minister says corruption can be productive

Zimbabwean minister says corruption can be productive

Terrence Mukupe, Zimbabwean deputy finance minister, says corruption can be positive for a country.According to New Zimbabwe, Makupe said this at a roundtable in Harare, the nation's capital, on Tuesday.The minister explained that corruption could be the motivation that could ensure "that the transaction works".“I read an article to the effect that corruption can be also positive for the country. [...]

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    Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the opposition party in Zimbabwe, has died.The politician suffering from cancer died in South Africa on Wednesday."I can confirm that he died this evening. The family communicated this to me," Elias Mudzuri, MDC vice-president, told reporters.Moments later, Mudzuri tweeted: "It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon [...]

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    Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired 11 parliamentarians who are loyal to ex-President Robert Mugabe.Mnangagwa came to power after Mugabe was forced to resign in November.He is said to be allegedly sacking those that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife.According to a transcript of parliament procedures from Thursday, Mabel Chinomona, parliament deputy speaker,  said ZANU-PF, the ruling party, had notified the [...]

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    Ex-military commander who led Mugabe’s ouster sworn in as VP

Ex-military commander who led Mugabe’s ouster sworn in as VP

Constantino Chiwenga, a retired general who led the ouster of Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean president, has been sworn in as vice-president.Kembo Mohadi, a former state security minister, has also been sworn in as the second vice-president.President Emerson Mnangagwa appointed Chiwenga and Mohadi as vice-presidents of the ruling ZANU-PF party, signalling their appointment.Chiwenga had retired earlier in the month and was widely [...]

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    General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has appointed Constantino Chiwenga, the army chief who led the coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.In a statement on Saturday, George Charamba, presidential press secretary, said Kembo Mohadi, long-serving state security minister, was also appointed as Mnangagwa’s deputy.The party appointment is the first step in [...]

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    Zimbabwean president: I trekked a distance of 30km after Mugabe fired me

Zimbabwean president: I trekked a distance of 30km after Mugabe fired me

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has revealed how he trekked a distance of 30 kilometres to cross the Zimbabwean-Mozambican border amid "threats to his life".Mnangagwa made the revelation when he addressed some Zimbabweans while on a working visit to South Africa.Robert Mugabe, the immediate past president, had sacked Mnangagwa over allegations of disloyalty.The new president said after his dismissal, he [...]

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