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UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation’s economy as an “urgent priority”. Achim Steiner, administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was in Harare as part of a three-day trip that […]

Robert Mugabe says ‘disgraceful’ Zimbabwe coup must be undone

Robert Mugabe says ‘disgraceful’ Zimbabwe coup must be undone

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a “coup d’etat” that “we must undo” in his first TV interview since then, aired on Thursday. Mugabe, 94, spoke slowly but clearly to South Africa’s SABC broadcaster from an office in Harare, dressed in a grey suit, sitting […]

Zimbabweans challenge Mnangagwa over upbeat NYT op-ed

Zimbabweans challenge Mnangagwa over upbeat NYT op-ed

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s upbeat view of Zimbabwe in the New York Times has received mixed reaction at home, with calls for him to repeal harsh laws and give freedom of expression and association to all, including his predecessor Robert Mugabe. Writing in the New York Times this week Mnangagwa said “Zimbabwe […]