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19 Killed in Zimbabwe Bus Crashes

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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State media in Zimbabwe say at least 19 people were killed Thursday in accidents along the highway that links Harare and Bulawayo, the country’s two biggest cities. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation says in the main incident, a bus lost its right front tire and sideswiped a truck going in the opposite direction, killing 18 people. […]

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Record Funeral Crowds Hear Mugabe Call for Peace

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A record-setting crowd gathered on the outskirts of Harare for the funeral of one of Zimbabwe’s heroes and top political power brokers. In a country divided by bitter politics, political enemies united Saturday to praise retired military chief General Solomon Mujuru, an ally of President Robert Mugabe who helped win Zimbabwe’s independence and end white […]

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Mugabe Calls for Peace at General’s Funeral

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has urged the crowd at the funeral for a retired army general to abstain from violence. Mr. Mugabe spoke for more than one hour Saturday in Harare at the service for retired military chief General Solomon Mujuru, telling the thousands in attendance, “Please, no violence.” Mujuru, one of the country’s top […]

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Fugutive Zimbabwean Banker Arrested In Taiwan

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Taiwan have arrested a fugitive Zimbabwean banker on an Interpol warrant. Taiwanese investigators say they took Nicholas Mugawaga Vingirai into custody Wednesday, after getting a tip he would be at a Taipei hotel. Authorities turned him over to Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency to arrange his deportation to Zimbabwe. Vingirai says he was in […]

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13 Killed In New Zimbabwe Bus Crash

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have died in the second major bus crash in Zimbabwe this week. The accident happened Tuesday about 200 kilometers east of the capital, Harare. Police say a tire burst on a passenger bus, causing the bus to veer off the road and roll over twice. Nine people were killed on the […]

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Ambassador: US Not Against Mugabe’s Party

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe says the United States is not against the party of President Robert Mugabe, which it has accused of human rights abuses. In a speech on U.S.-Zimbabwean relations, Ambassador Charles Ray said “the U.S. does not favor one party over another in Zimbabwe.” He said the U.S. is “not anti-ZANU-PF,” and […]

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Bus Crash in Zimbabwe Kills 18

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Zimbabwe say at least 18 people were killed when a bus swerved off the road and slammed into a tree. The crash occurred Saturday about 100 kilometers north of the capital, Harare. Police official Oliver Mandipaka said a rear wheel fell off while the bus was in motion, causing the accident. He said […]

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Rights Group: Zimbabwe Police Arrest 13 Demonstrators

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean rights group says police have arrested 13 of its members who accused authorities of harassing opponents of President Robert Mugabe. Stendrick Zvorwadza with Restoration of Human Rights says the members were detained while protesting outside a court in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday. The protesters had gathered at the site to press for […]

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Zimbabwe Drops Corruption Charges Against Energy Minister

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Zimbabwe have dropped corruption charges against Energy Minister Elton Mangoma, a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. The decision Monday comes after Mangoma was acquitted last month on other charges he bypassed governmental procedures by purchasing gasoline from a South African firm. Prosecutors said the more recent charges were dropped because they […]

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Zimbabwe Drops Treason Charges Against Energy Minister

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Zimbabwe have dropped corruption charges against Energy Minister Elton Mangoma, a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. The decision Monday comes after Mangoma was acquitted last month on other charges he bypassed governmental procedures by purchasing gasoline from a South African firm. Prosecutors said the more recent charges were dropped because they […]

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