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UN envoy: Zimbabwe’s economic, political situation deteriorating

Zimbabwe’s political and economic environment is deteriorating, causing anxiety as hopes fade for a long-awaited improvement in living conditions, a United Nations human rights envoy said on Friday. Many Zimbabweans are frustrated that the November 2017 departure of longtime President Robert Mugabe, who died September 6 of this year in Singapore, did not lead to a quick economic recovery or ...

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IMF warns Zimbabwe over payouts to Trafigura partner

The IMF has privately warned Zimbabwe that state payouts to a company linked to global commodities trader Trafigura were pushing the shortages-plagued economy to the brink, reviving fears of corruption at the highest level of government. Payouts to Sakunda Holdings, a fuel company owned by an ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, were in effect met by the central bank’s printing ...

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Trump impeachment inquiry launched

US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine. Announcing the move top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the president “must be held accountable”. Mr Trump has denied impropriety and called the efforts “garbage”. While there is strong support from Democrats on impeachment, if the inquiry moves forward it ...

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UK, US wanted South Africa to help remove Mugabe from power

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has used the KwaZulu-Natal African National Congress (ANC)’s memorial service of the late former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe to recount how the British and American governments once sought his assistance to remove him from power. Mbeki said that he refused even after mounting pressure on him. The former president said that his refusal was ...

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‘Europe ate all its animals,’ says Mnangagwa

BARELY a week after President Emmerson Mnangagwa and European Union Ambassador Timo Alkonnen had a near nasty public spat over Zimbabwe’s worsening human rights record, Mnangagwa has set himself on another collision course with the Western bloc over trade in ivory. Mnangagwa said that Europeans had no right to determine through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of ...

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Mnangagwa gets down to business at TICAD

President Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) which begins today, with principal focus on business and investment. He joins dozens of African Heads of State who will grace the mammoth summit being hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, President Mnangagwa was received ...

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ZAA UK celebrates 9th Anniversary in style as winners are announced

Zimbabwe Achievers Awards UK hosted an excellent awards dinner gala on their 9th anniversary at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London on Africa Day which saw a number of people and organisations in the diaspora honoured for their contributions within their communities and beyond. The event was well attended and featured people from all walks of life who included dignitaries ...

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May to resign as UK prime minister

UK prime minister Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement in Downing Street Mrs May said she had “done my best” to honour the 2016 EU referendum result. It would remain a matter of “deep regret” that she ...

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Removing Mugabe alone was not enough, the whole system is rotten

Theoretically, the 2017 November coup brought in joy on paper but practically it was the opposite on the ground. Zimbabwe is well known throughout the Sadc region, beyond Africa , Asia and Europe. It’s fame is rested on solid agricultural produce and boast of prime land achievements. Zimbabwe boasts of a very young population which is capable of turning fortunes ...

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Global Climate Fund a major breakthrough For Green Projects In Zimbabwe

Long-term changes in the earth’s climate system have been significant and are occurring more rapidly than in the past. Continued emissions into the earth’s atmosphere are projected to cause further warming and increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible effects. on every continent. In addition, climate change has a disproportionately stronger impact on the lives and livelihoods of those ...

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