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Zimbabwe: Traders threaten class suit against opposition, MDC-T planning Zanu-PF business boycott

Several protestors and journalists were assaulted as demonstrators marched peacefully to the capital's main police station in a demonstration dubbed Zimbabwe's former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai could face an unlikely class action lawsuit from informal traders in Harare, who claim their businesses were looted and destroyed by protesters following protests fronted by the National Electoral Reform Agenda.

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Zimbabwe stops hiring public workers as it struggles to pay

Harare owes $110 million to the IMF, $600 million to the African Development Bank and $900 million to the World Bank. Photo©AP/SIPAZimbabwe has stopped hiring new state workers after failing to pay its soldiers and teachers on time, according to an official notice, as President Robert Mugabe's government struggles with a big financial squeeze.

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Zimbabwe opposition leaders in joint anti-Mugabe protest agreement

A man carries a poster with a message for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during demonstrations in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's opposition parties are planning a 200,000-man march in the capital Harare on August 26, as part of growing measures to force veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe to step down.

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Zimbabwe moves in to clamp online dissent

File photo©STR/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has been accused of working with "cyber terrorists" to issue "subversive and inflammatory messages on social media".

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Mugabe party ditches liberation war fighters after fallout

President Robert Mugabe. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's former liberation war fighters say they 'will now work with ordinary citizens' after the ruling Zanu PF party purged their senior leaders for calling on President Robert Mugabe.

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Zimbabwe protest leader's day in court gathers thousands

Evans Mawarire. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAA court appearance* for a pastor who has helped mastermind one of Zimbabwe's largest civil society anti-government protests has drawn thousands of supporters to the court building.

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Zimbabwe's agriculture can be competitive internationally

File photo©John Locher/AP/SIPAZimbabwe' agricultural produce has vast potential not only to compete favourably in European (EU) Union markets, but to reach high levels of international competitiveness, although some conditions have to be met.

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Mugabe deputy sucked into $350 million graft storm

Photo©Victor R. Caivano AP/SIPAOne of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's deputies has been accused of trying to influence the country's power utility to get an expensive $350 million loan from a Botswana-based finance company without following proper procedures.

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Mugabe spokesperson frets over corruption probe

George Charamba, Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, has accused the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission of trying to foment discontent. Photo© STR/AP/SIPAZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reacted angrily to reports that several government officials are being targeted in a high profile investigation on corrupt activities linked to flawed tenders and abuse of funds.

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A one million man march for Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF will on Wednesday hold what they describe as a million-man march to show support for veteran leader, President Robert Mugabe, who is fighting to keep his party in tact as questions over his succession continue to haunt him.

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Protests as South Africa's first black university celebrates 100 years

Fort Hare University's Nelson Mandela Faculty of Law building. Photo©Vysotsky/Wiki CommonsThe first South African university to accept black students, Fort Hare, celebrates its centenary this year, with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, a former student, being part of celebrations on Friday, where he gave a speech.

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Zimbabwe fails to pay diplomats, slashes allowances

File photo©ReutersZimbabwe's diplomats have gone for several months without pay amid moves by the government to cut their allowances by 25 percent as part of far reaching cost cutting measures.

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Zimbabwe: Mixed feelings over ZimAsset's "massive achievements"

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAThe Zimbabwean government is upbeat about massive achievements in projects outlined under its Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) blueprint, in spite of evidence the socio-economic environment is much worse than it was when the policy was adopted three years ago.

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Museveni sworn in for fifth term

Photo©Eugene Hoshiko/AP/SIPAUganda's Yoweri Museveni was on Thursday sworn in for another five-year term as leader of the East African country.

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Zimbabwe eyes new financing after November financing programme to IMF

Patrick Chinamasa, Finance Minister. Photo©TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/AP/SIPAZimbabwe will present a financing programme to the International Monetary Fund by November this year after clearing its arrears, opening the door to receiving its first loan from the Fund in nearly two decades, the finance minister said on Friday.

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Zimbabwe: Independence day not about denouncing western powers, opposition tells Mugabe

Zimbabwe on Monday marks 36 years of independence from British colonial rule under conditions many say are self inflicted problems.

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Zimbabwe: Thousands hit the streets in anti-Mugabe protest

Opposition party supporters march during a protest aimed at President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, March, 14, 2016. Photo©AP Photo/Tsvangirayi MukwazhiZimbabwe's main opposition party MDC on Thursday staged an unlikely demonstration, attracting close to 10,000 people in the capital, Harare demanding an end to President Robert Mugabe's rule.

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Zimbawe: Mugabe on investment charm offensive

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday pleaded with Japanese companies to invest in his mineral rich country, but he is unlikely to have many takers, as foreign companies have been ordered to either comply with local empowerment laws by April 1 or close shop.

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Black Zimbabwe farmers resist compensating evicted white landowners

What used to be a field of irrigated winter wheat has reverted to grass and wild flowers on a farm belonging to the Nicolle family at Chinhoy. The Nicolle family were forced to stop planting wheat due to the Zimbabwe government's controversial land program. PhotoAP/SIPAZimbabwe's plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don't have it.

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Zimbabwe needs IMF reforms and 8 percent growth to revamp economy

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says Zimbabwe needs an uninterrupted process of reform. File photo©ReutersIn addition to other reforms agreed with an International Monetary Fund delegation, Zimbabwe needs an annual growth rate of up to 8 percent over the next 10 to 15 years to revamp its economy.

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