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Mugabe, Grace warm up to Mnangagwa rule

HARARE, September 7 ‑ Relations seem to be thawing between Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe and his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa, with the former calling for unity of purpose. Mugabe on Thursday, said he accepted the election result, adding that the just-ended July 30 election had addressed constitutionality issues since the military coup last November, which […]

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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 […]