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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore

HARARE, December 12 – Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years, resigned after the army and his […]

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Zimbabwe government already squandering massive goodwill – ex-deputy PM

TSHWANE, December 6 – Former deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe, Arthur Mutambara, on Wednesday said the new government in his country was already squandering the “massive goodwill” from across the world, in the wake of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe’s resignation. “There is no momentum [regarding the envisaged political reform and attraction of much needed investors]. At the moment […]

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Situation in Zimbabwe still ‘very difficult’, says senior IMF official

JOHANNESBURG, November 23 – International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission Chief for Zimbabwe, Gene Leon, said on Thursday that the economic situation in Zimbabwe remains “very difficult”.     In a statement, Leon said: “While growth in 2017 will be boosted by the bumper harvest due to the exceptional rainfall, the challenge is to sustain growth going forward in […]

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Zim war vets up the ante in bid to remove Mugabe

HARARE, November 20 – Zimbabwe war veterans have vowed not to leave Harare until embattled President Robert Mugabe is gone.   Speaking at a press conference on Monday morning, Zimbabwe War Veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa accused Mugabe of dragging his feet over stepping down. “It’s over for Mugabe. We want to see his back now. The emperor has no clothes,” […]