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World Bank urges ‘bold’ public spending reform for Zimbabwe

Bold measures to reform Zimbabwe’s public spending are needed to lift the country out of financial crisis and sustain growth, the World Bank has said. The bank published its most recent economic update for the country today, alongside a five-volume review into the finances of its public sector. It found […]

Zimbabwe appeals for $10.9m aid for refugees

Harare – Financially hamstrung Zimbabwe joined UN agencies and charities on Wednesday in appealing for $10.9m of aid for thousands of refugees in the country including families fleeing violence in neighbouring Mozambique. Zimbabwe, grappling an economic crisis including a cash crunch which has had a toll on social services, is […]

‘Support Mugabe or Die:’ Zimbabwe President’s Party ‘Using Death Threats’ to Make Supporters Attend Rallies

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s party is reportedly using strong-arm tactics—including death threats—to force reluctant citizens to attend rallies for the 93-year-old leader ahead of elections in 2018. A spokesman for the main opposition party in the Southern African country—which Mugabe, the world’s oldest non-royal head of state, has ruled since […]

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has moved to rein in his wife’s ambition to succeed him after the nation’s intelligence chief warned that her campaign may stoke political violence and faces opposition from within the military, three members of the ruling party’s politburo said. Mugabe asked his wife Grace, 51, to tone down […]