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Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe reports first coronavirus death

“The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo has confirmed the death of Zororo Makamba, who was the second person to test positive for Covid-19 in Zimbabwe,” the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation tweeted.
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Zimbabwe to introduce new currency in November – official

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is to introduce a new currency in November, a member of the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, said on Thursday.
Prisca Mupfumira

Zimbabwe ex-tourism minister facing graft charges freed on bail

A Zimbabwean former tourism minister was released on bail on Friday after spending two months in jail over the disappearance of $94m from the country's pension fund, the state broadcaster reported.
Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java

Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter dies

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, died on Monday following a car crash about a month ago.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

Report: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors on Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television reported.
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Gas tank explosion kills 42 passengers

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.

Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law granted $30 bail on kidnapping charge

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore, who is facing kidnapping charges, has reportedly been granted $30 bail by a Harare magistrate and ordered not to interfere with witnesses.
John Mahama

Commonwealth observers urge Zimbabwe electoral commission to release full results

The Commonwealth Observer Group for Zimbabwe’s general elections has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release the elections results as soon as possible.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa calls for independent investigation of violent crackdown on protesters

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe said on Thursday he has been talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to try to defuse tension over the Monday presidential election after violent clashes on the streets of Harare.
John Mahama

Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

The Commonwealth’s observer mission on Thursday accused Zimbabwe’s security services of using excessive force to break up protests in Harare over Monday’s presidential election.

Nelson Chamisa: It’s impossible for Zanu-PF to change its vote rigging tradition

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "failing" to address electoral reforms less than three months before a watershed election.

Zimbabwe truck accident kills 21 – state media

At least 21 people were killed at the weekend when a truck overturned in western Zimbabwe, state media reported on Sunday.

The inside story of Robert Mugabe’s downfall

Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Morgan Tsvangirai ‘not working with any Zanu-PF faction to oust Robert Mugabe’ – MDC

Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party says it remains "vigilant and consistent", adding that it is not concerned about the ruling Zanu-PF party infighting.

Twitter is still freaking out over Robert Mugabe’s refusal to resign

After seven long terms in office, it seemed over the weekend that the Zimbabwean dictator was finally on his way out.

Zimbabwean army says they’re making ‘significant progress’ in talks for Robert Mugabe’s departure

Zimbabwe's military said on Friday it was making "significant progress" in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife.

Military cordons off presidential seat of power in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean army cordoned off the Presidential seat of power and Parliament Building in the capital while helicopters circled the city centre, after the military announced it had taken over control of all government institutions.

Zimbabwe police on leave told to return to posts

In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.