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Media sucked into fights to succeed Mugabe

HARARE, June 23 – Zimbabwean media practitioners are caught up in the fierce factional fights in the ruling party to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean police, infamous for their partisanship to Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, have summoned several journalists working for the privately-run NewsDay to be state witnesses in a court case. Former Mashonaland […]

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Zim policies under spotlight at Joburg summit

JOHANNESBURG, June 23– Hurdles faced by South African business people when doing business in Zimbabwe are in the spotlight at the three-day Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment Conference taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg. On Thursday, Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Johannesburg for the conference which kicks off on Friday. “Any policy that an investor wishes […]

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Bond notes won’t address Zim macro-economic imbalances – World Bank

HARARE, June 21 ‑ Zimbabwe’s newly-introduced trade currency, the bond notes, will not address the country’s underlying macro-economic challenges, despite trade currency increasing the cash supply, boosting liquidity and attenuating deflationary pressures, the World Bank has said. In a report titled “Zimbabwe Economic Update: The State in the Economy”, released Wednesday, the World Bank said […]

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Armadale intersects high-grade coarse flake graphite mineralisation at Tanzania project

JOHANNESBURG, June 21 – Armadale Capital PLC said on Wednesday that its trenching programme at its Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania has intersected high grade, coarse flake graphite mineralisation over a width of 73 metres. The South African based mining investment company with a London listing said the trenching programme at Mahenge Liandu has […]

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Attend Mugabe rallies or die, youths declare

HARARE, June 20 – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party is reportedly threatening citizens with death and forcing schoolchildren to attend rallies of the aged leader ahead of Zimbabwe’s elections in 2018. Militant Zanu-PF youths are accused of human rights and electoral rights violations as Mugabe reportedly endures dwindling support for his decades-long stranglehold on power. […]

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It is all systems go to the 2017 edition of Gaborone International Music & Culture Week

SOLLY MAKGANOTO Botswana’s capital city will be filled with music lovers from across the globe come August as the Gaborone International Music & Culture Week (GIMC) returns for its fourth season. Speaking to Weekly Xposé, event organiser Fish Pabalinga said that music fans will experience something  different this time around as they were able to secure Grammy Award-winning […]

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Former combatants laying down weapons and reintegrating into society essential for peace

JOHANNESBURG, June 20 – Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the development of United Nations standards for having former combatants lay down weapons and reintegrate into society, senior UN officials have highlighted how crucial the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) processes are to sustaining peace. “Over the past three decades, DDR has become an integral part […]