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Zimbabwean government considers action against arbitrary price hikes by businesses – president

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday that his government would be forced to take action against businesses found wantonly increasing prices beyond the reach of the majority of Zimbabweans.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

VP Osinbajo: Robert Mugabe stood out in anti-colonial struggle

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe stood out as a leader because of his zeal, passion and selfless commitment to the emancipation of the people of Zimbabwe and the self realisation of black people everywhere.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Russian leader sends condolences over death of Robert Mugabe

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent a message of condolences to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the death of the country’s former leader Robert Mugabe.g
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Robert Mugabe as divisive in death as he was in life

The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he was in life, writes Roger Southall.

Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had vowed to launch protests marches on Friday against the worsening economy, despite government threats to stop them.

Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban

Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off on Friday after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police.

Zimbabwean president fires tourism minister

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Friday fired jailed Tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office.
This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)

Mozambique cyclone death toll could exceed 1,000 – president

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1 000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years.

Zimbabwean president retires four army generals

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has retired four senior generals to diplomatic services on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, shows Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe arriving to address the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 23, 2018, about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Kevin Hagen

Nearly $1 million in cash stolen from Robert Mugabe’s house, court told

Nearly a million dollars in cash was stolen from a suitcase owned by ousted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Friday, as three suspects including a relative of the former leader face trial for the theft.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.

Report: Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa bans cellphones in Zanu-PF meetings

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly banned Zanu-PF politburo members from bringing cellphones to party meetings.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa tells graduates to create own jobs

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told more than 3 000 graduates last week to create their own jobs or "risk sinking into oblivion" as formal job opportunities continued to shrink.

Report: Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa’s cabinet ‘divided over new tax’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's cabinet is reportedly divided over a new 2c per dollar tax which has been imposed on electronic transactions by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube.

Emmerson Mnangagwa begs the west to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly urged the west to lift sanctions against his country while the United States government continued to set stringent terms for their removal.

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa approves $64 million budget to fight cholera

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has approved 64 million dollars budget for immediate fight against cholera outbreak that killed at least 30 people in the capital Harare, a cabinet minister said.

Robert Mugabe reveals how affair with wife Grace started

Mugabe, while speaking at the funeral of his mother-in-law, revealed that he just grabbed and kissed his then secretary, Grace Marufu, and it marked the beginning of their romantic relationship, reports New Zimbabwe.

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Central bank expects 2.38% GDP growth by Q4

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