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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 President Mnangagwa sworn in

HARARE, August 27  – Thousands of Zimbabweans and a sizeable number of foreign dignitaries gathered at Zimbabwe’s 64,000-seat National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday to witness the inauguration of recently elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Besides ordinary Zimbabweans and members of various apostolic sects, former president Robert Mugabe’s daughter Bona and her husband Simba Chikore […]

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Zimbabwe election petition proceedings drag on over peripheral issues

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 – Zimbabwe’s estimated 14 million citizens were on Wednesday watching the Constitutional Court proceedings with baited breath as opposition leader Nelson Chamisa challenges the July 30 presidential election win of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, hoping to overturn the poll results and possibly force a re-run. The proceedings are being broadcast live on ZBC […]

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Mnangagwa spokesman blames Western hostility for lack of investment

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 – Western hostility towards Zimbabwe is deterring investment, the presidency spokesman has said, comments in sharp contrast with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s previous efforts to woo Western governments, Reuters reported. Mnangagwa has set out to repair Zimbabwe’s relations with Western states after he took over from veteran leader Robert Mugabe last November. But […]