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Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa

HARARE, August 2  ‑ Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on Thursday, reached out to his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa regarding the prevailing tense situation in the country. “We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the […]

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Zimbabwe police invokes public order, security law

HARARE, August 2 – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has invoked provisions of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa), as tensions escalate in the aftermath of the country’s post-coup elections. ZRP national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said Wednesday night that Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga had invoked provisions of Section 37 (1) of […]

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Rubber bullets as demonstrations break out in Harare over election results

HARARE, August 1 ‑ Protests have broken out in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, with opposition MDC Alliance supporters protesting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the election results released so far, while the police are responding with rubber bullets and water canons. The opposition supporters argue that the electoral body is releasing the results of the […]

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Kenya needs R6 billion for HIV treatment

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 1 – Kenya’s National Aids Control Council requires Sh45 billion (almost R6 billion) annually to place HIV positive patients on treatment alone. The amount does not include other aspects of HIV control, including testing and counselling, awareness creation and prevention measures, the Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. Regina Ombam, the Aids council deputy […]

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Gender commission welcomes court decision on Mugabe immunity

OHANNESBURG, July 31 – The Commission for Gender Equality has welcomed a high court ruling that the South African government’s decision to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity was unconstitutional. The commission was admitted as a friend of the court in an application brought by Afriforum and the Democratic Alliance (DA) challenging government granting Mugabe immunity last […]