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Zambian opposition leader released from prison

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – Zambian opposition politician, Hakainde Hichilema, was released from prison on Wednesday and the treason charges against him dropped, this shortly before his trial was to begin.   “Hakainde Hichilema and his five co-accused have been released from prison with the treason charge dropped,” his United Party for National Development (UPND) said […]

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Zimbabwe vice president still in critical condition over food poisoning

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – Contrary to state media reports in his home country suggesting his health is improving, Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is still in a critical condition in South Africa. Mnangagwa has sought treatment in South Africa for suspected food poisoning reportedly linked to the factional battles to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Impeccable […]

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Central banks vital for Africa’s integration, says Zuma

PRETORIA, August 15 – President Jacob Zuma has encouraged African central bank governors gathered in Pretoria for the 2017 Governors’ Symposium of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB) to explore ways to improve economic integration, including linking payment systems, across borders on the continent. “Central banks have an important role to play in promoting inter-continental […]

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Zimbabwe first lady surrenders to police over alleged hotel assault

Johannesburg – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to South African police after allegedly assaulting a woman at a Johannesburg hotel, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said Tuesday. “She is not under arrest, because she cooperates,” Mbalula told the broadcaster eNCA. The 52-year-old wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in South Arica to […]