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Mugabe Turns 88, Vows to Stay in Power

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turned 88 years old Tuesday with a declaration that he is healthy and has no intention of stepping down any time soon. In an interview aired on state media Monday night, the Zimbabwean leader said he is “fit as a fiddle” and “not yet” ready to retire, adding that at his […]

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EU Eases Sanctions on Zimbabwe

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has dropped sanctions against dozens of Zimbabweans but is keeping restrictions on President Robert Mugabe and hardliners within his ZANU-PF party. In a statement Friday, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced the EU has lifted visa bans and asset freezes on 51 people and 20 entities linked to the president and ZANU-PF. […]

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Rights Group Warns Diamonds Could Fuel Zimbabwe Violence

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group has warned profits from Zimbabwe’s diamond fields could be used to fund violence in the country’s future elections. Global Witness reports that several directors of Anjin, a mining firm operating in the fields, are members of Zimbabwe’s military and police, which are loyal to longtime President Robert Mugabe. It says the […]

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Zimbabwe Football Players Suspended in Match Fixing Probe

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Zimbabwe Football Association has suspended at least 67 players, including most of the national team, after a probe into alleged match-fixing. A number of Zimbabwe players told investigators they accepted money from an Asian betting syndicate to lose friendly matches during team trips to the Far East between 2007 and 2009. Zimbabwe Football Association […]

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Zimbabwe Blocks Anglican Clergy Retreat

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe police have stopped Anglican clergy from holding an annual retreat, saying the religious group did not abide by security laws. The Anglican Church said authorities broke up a prayer gathering of about 80 clergy on Tuesday at a private school about 75 kilometers east of the capital. According to Bishop Chad Gandiya of the […]

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UN: One Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency says more than one million people in Zimbabwe are in urgent need of food aid. The World Food Program says about $42 million is needed to get people through the lean season until the March harvest begins. The agency said Monday most who face hunger live in southern and western regions […]

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China Urges Zimbabwe to Expand Ties

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has called on Zimbabwe to expand economic ties. At a meeting with Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Beijing Wednesday, Mr. Xi said China wants to increase cooperation with the south African nation in the fields of trade, agriculture, mining and infrastructure. He described the 87-year-old leader as an “old friend” […]

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Zimbabwe Leaders Call for Peace Amid Increased Political Violence

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s top political leaders have called for an end to the country’s chronic political violence, following a new spate of attacks on the prime minister’s party. President Robert Mugabe called on supporters Friday to not to disrupt other parties’ gatherings, saying “People must hold their meetings freely.” He and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leaders […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Reaches Out to Youth in Pop Single

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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((re-words graf 6) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is reaching out to young voters in song. The 87-year-old Mugabe just released a pop single criticizing British colonial rule. The song is entitled “Toita Sei”, which translates into “What Shall We Do?” Mr. Mugabe’s song is getting considerable air play on radio, and the video for the […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Reaches Out to Youth in Pop Single

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is reaching out to young voters in song. The 87-year-old Mugabe just released a pop single criticizing British colonial rule. The song is entitled “Toita Sei”, which translates into “What Shall We Do?” Mr. Mugabe’s song is getting considerable air play on radio, and the video for the single plays before […]

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