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Oxfam Hopes Democracy in Zimbabwe to Hold After Military Takeover of Harare TV Station

MOSCOW, November 16 – International charity Oxfam hopes that democracy in Zimbabwe would hold, assessing the situation there as calm despite media speculation of a coup after the country’s military took over the TV station in the African nation’s capital, a spokesman for the organization told Sputnik on Wednesday.     On Tuesday, media reported […]

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Grace Mugabe flees to Namibia – reports

JOHANNESBURG, November 15   – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly fled to Namibia after the army took control of Harare and the Namibian government on Wednesday said it was concerned about unfolding events in its southern African neighbour.   Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said […]

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Chickens coming home to roost in Zim, says former deputy PM Mutambara

PRETORIA, November 15 – Zimbabwe’s former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara on Wednesday said the military intervention in Zimbabwe is not ideal but was inevitable. “When you [President Robert Mugabe] close all avenues for change in your party and country; when you rig elections persistently; when you violate the Constitution with impunity; when you arrogantly seek to […]