Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

21Feb/17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday (February 21). Last year he was confirmed as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94 years old.
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17Dec/16

Zimbabwe’s ruling party announces Mugabe as sole 2018 presidential candidate

China Central Television (CCTV) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party announced on Saturday that President Robert Mugabe will be the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2018 elections at the age of 94.
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24Oct/16

Zimbabwe cash shortage brings back ‘bad memories’

Zimbabwe’s fragile economic situation is lurching towards fresh depths amid indications that United States dollar denominations are disappearing from circulation. The development has triggered speculation of a conspiracy to wipe out US dollar notes to pave way for the planned introduction of bond notes, a local currency by the government. Last week Zimbabwe cleared its 15-year-old financial arrears with the International Monetary Fund, a first step towards a new IMF loan program for the cash-starved country.
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05Mar/16

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says gov’t will take over all diamond operations

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says his government will take possession of all diamond operations because existing miners had robbed the country of its wealth. Mugabe also adds that his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife Grace will not automatically inherit the role.

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19Jan/16

Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Kariba dam levels sink to 12 percent as drought scorches

LUSAKA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Water levels in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity.
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09Oct/15

Thousands of Zimbabweans receive food aid as drought and hunger bite

Foods rations distributed to 30,000 people in Zimbabwe following drought and crop failure. The problems in Zimbabwe are being felt across the region, threatening the lives of millions of people who are facing hunger this year and next because of drought and erratic rains linked to an expected “super” version of the El Nino weather pattern.

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