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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe just fell asleep in his first public appearance since the military coup

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fell asleep at a graduation ceremony Friday in his first public appearance since the country’s military coup this week. The 93-year-old president appeared at the graduation ceremony of the Zimbabwe Open University in the country’s capital, Harare, after being placed under house arrest. Al Jazeera aired …

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Zimbabwe budget deficit widens on runaway government spending

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit will soar to $1.82 billion or 11.2 percent of GDP this year from an initial target of $400 million, new Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo told parliament on Thursday. President Robert Mugabe’s government is struggling to contain spending, with more than 90 percent of the budget going towards …

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Zimbabwe: 2 Men charged after calling President Robert Mugabe ‘a dog’

Two Zimbabwean men have reportedly been charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe, 93, after they allegedly described the nonagenarian as “a dog”. According to reports, the two, Allan Chinewaita, 40, and Casper Tambara, 39, of Nyamahumba primary school in Nyanga were this week charged with undermining the authority of the …

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Zimbabwe: 226 gift cars worth $6 million to be given to tribal chiefs to ‘restore status’

The Zimbabwean government has purchased 226 Isuzu double cab four-wheel drive vehicles for tribal chiefs in the country to “improve their statuses”. This was announced by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere ahead of the annual National Council of Chiefs Conference in Bulawayo attended by President …

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Zanu-PF moves to make Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe VP

President Robert Mugabe will be confirmed as the ruling Zanu-PF’s candidate in next year’s Presidential election during an extraordinary congress slated for December after the party’s 10 provinces passed the resolution over the weekend, the state-owned Herald reported on Monday. The extraordinary congress comes before the regular congress that was due in …

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe drops hint of cabinet shakeup

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he may make changes to his cabinet next week, at a time of rising tensions within his ruling party over who will eventually takeover from him. Mugabe said in a meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF youth wing in Harare that it was time to review …

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