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Mugabe orders sacked youth to be reinstated in goverment departments ahead of 2018 elections

CHINHOYI, August 1 – ZIMBABWEAN President, Robert Mugabe, has ordered government departments to reinstate thousands of civil servants, mostly youths, retrenched in the wake of economic problems. The Southern African country is grappling with severe economic problems marked by cash shortages and unemployment estimated at 90 percent. Companies have been shutting operations rendering thousands unemployed. […]

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Bloodshed ahead of elections in Kenya

NAIROBI – A MISSING Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been found dead and an aide of Deputy President William Ruto murdered ahead of next Tuesday’s elections in Kenya. This raises fears of worsening bloodshed in the conflict-prone East African country. On Monday IEBC technology manager, Chris Musando, was found dead in the central Kikuyu with […]

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Brics industry ministers adopt action plan to deepen industrial co-operation

HANGZHOU, July 30 – The second meeting of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) industry ministers held in Hangzhou in China has adopted a seven-point “action plan” on deepening industrial co-operation among Brics countries, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Sunday. The action plan stated that the world economy was still in […]

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China reaffirms position on Dalai Lama’s visit

BEIJING, July 26 — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday reaffirmed China’s position on the Dalai Lama’s visits to foreign countries. Lu told a daily news briefing in Beijing that Tibet-related issues concern China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, saying that “we urge countries concerned to respect China’s core interests and make the right […]