Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

17Jan/17

Zimbabwe bans street vendors to stop typhoid outbreak

Authorities in Zimbabwe have ordered street food and produce vendors operating in the capital, Harare to cease operations in efforts to curb a typhoid outbreak.

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17Dec/16

Zimbabwe’s ruling party announces Mugabe as sole 2018 presidential candidate

China Central Television (CCTV) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party announced on Saturday that President Robert Mugabe will be the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2018 elections at the age of 94.
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24Oct/16

Zimbabwe cash shortage brings back ‘bad memories’

Zimbabwe’s fragile economic situation is lurching towards fresh depths amid indications that United States dollar denominations are disappearing from circulation. The development has triggered speculation of a conspiracy to wipe out US dollar notes to pave way for the planned introduction of bond notes, a local currency by the government. Last week Zimbabwe cleared its 15-year-old financial arrears with the International Monetary Fund, a first step towards a new IMF loan program for the cash-starved country.
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25Aug/16
wreckage of the DC6B plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold in a forest near Ndola, Zambia

U.N. chief wants review of any new details on crash that killed Hammarskjold

UNITED NATIONS Aug 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Wednesday that the world body appoint an eminent person to review any new information uncovered about a 1961 plane crash that killed then U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjold.
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13Apr/16
Victoria Falls. Mosi-oa-Tunya. The Smoke That Thunders.

Cliff diving near Victoria Falls

Cliff divers leap 30 metres into the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls.

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05Mar/16

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says gov’t will take over all diamond operations

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says his government will take possession of all diamond operations because existing miners had robbed the country of its wealth. Mugabe also adds that his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife Grace will not automatically inherit the role.

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01Feb/16
The statue of Cecil Rhodes

Oxford keeps statue of colonialist Rhodes, dividing opinion

Opinions are divided as an Oxford University college announces that it will keep a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes on display.

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19Jan/16

Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Kariba dam levels sink to 12 percent as drought scorches

LUSAKA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Water levels in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity.
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19Jan/16

U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concern about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year. The weather condition is said to have been worsened by El Nino, a pattern which typically brings drier conditions to Southern Africa and wetter ones to East Africa.

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