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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 […]

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 […]

Opposition fumes over Mugabe’s oceans summit trip

Opposition fumes over Mugabe’s oceans summit trip

Opposition parties yesterday blasted President Robert Mugabe over his decision to blow taxpayers’ money travelling with a large entourage of more than 50 people to a United Nations-hosted oceans summit in the United States, when the country is nowhere near an ocean. Mugabe took with him his wife and 53 […]

2018 Election: Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

2018 Election: Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s opposition parties are demanding United Nations involvement in next year’s presidential election after a preparatory meeting fell apart amid an argument with election officials. Zimbabwe Elections Commission chairperson Rita Makarau walked out Tuesday after accusing the opposition of unfairly targeting her. The opposition parties have demanded her resignation, saying […]