Tag Archives: Africa

15Nov/17

U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to ‘political uncertainty’

(U.S. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE) – The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe has instructed all employees to remain home on Wednesday (November 15) due to “ongoing political uncertainty,” the embassy said in a statement on its website amid speculation about a coup. Continue reading

09Nov/17

Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $153 mln upgrade

Zimbabwe’s main airport has been renamed the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and announced an upgrade to its facilities that will cost of 153 million US dollars to attract more visitors.
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08Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday (November 8) said the route to leadership was long and full of pitfalls and death, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe sacks VP seen as top succession candidate

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president after he showed “traits of disloyalty”, his information minister said on Monday (November 6), removing a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Continue reading

04Nov/17

Zimbabwe court upholds charge against U.S. citizen accused of subversion

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 4, 2O17) (REUTERS) – A Zimbabwean court on Saturday (November 4) refused to strike down subversion charges against an U.S. citizen who now faces 11 days in a Harare jail until her next court hearing. Continue reading

04Nov/17

U.S. citizen appears in court charged with anti-government plot in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 4, 2O17) (REUTERS) – A U.S. citizen charged with anti-government plot in Zimbabwe appeared at Harare Magistrates court on Saturday (November 4). Continue reading

30Oct/17

Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election – commission

BOMAS, NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (CITIZEN TV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday (October 30).
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22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

UNITED NATIONS (UNTV) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday (October 21), describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Continue reading

19Oct/17

Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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