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Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

Final years in power were characterised by financial collapse, surges of violent intimidation and a vicious internal power struggle Jason Burke and David Smith Robert Mugabe, a hero of Africa’s independence struggle whose long rule in Zimbabwe descended into tyranny, corruption and incompetence, has died at the age of 95, president

NAF airlifts relief materials to flood victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has completed the airlifting of relief materials to assist victims of massive flooding that affected some communities to Mozambique and Zimbabwe in April 2019. The NAD Director of Public Ireland Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said this in a statement on Saturday. Daramola

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday promised to introduce a new national currency, 10 years after hyperinflation rendered the Zimbabwean dollar worthless. The country has since used US dollars, the South African rand and, in recent years, two local quasi-currencies that have fallen sharply in value. “A country cannot develop using other

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwean President commends Nigeria over support

The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has commended the Nigerian Government for extending relief items to the people of Zimbabwe recently affected by the tropical disaster cyclone Idai. Mnangagwa made the commendation when he received the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey

Africa’s Booming Cities Are Running Out of Water

Ghana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast face supply squeeze Globally 2 billion people live in water-stressed nations Ekow Dontoh and Michael Cohen As water supplies in Ghana’s capital grew increasingly erratic, Beatrice Kabuki stopped customers from using her grocery store’s bathrooms and installed a plastic storage tank at her home. “The taps flow once a

Cholera outbreak: Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after 20 deaths

2,000 cases recorded Zimbabwe government has declared a state of  emergency in the country's capital after cholera outbreak killed at least 20 people, the health minister said Tuesday. The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa inauguration called off

The inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been halted after the opposition filed a court challenge against the election result. ­MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential vote which Mnangagwa narrowly won with 50.8% - just

ZANU-PF arty coasts to victory in Zimbabwe polls

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has won the parliamentary election with 109 seats, gaining a clear majority, according to the Electoral Commission. Al-Jazeera reports that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party managed to win only 41 seats with results for 58 seats still to be announced, the election body said on Wednesday. The