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Zimbabwe Announces Fresh Lockdown Over Surge In COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has announced new lockdown measures as the Southern African country bans all gatherings except funerals with effect from Monday 14 June following a surge in new cases and deaths. Government rolled out vaccination of citizens in February and while hope was high that new infections were being contained, the country witnessed […]

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Crisis Rocks Zimbabwe Justice System As Malaba Clings To Power

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s justice system has been thrown into turmoil which is capable of compromising delivery of justice. The decision by President Mnangagwa last month to extend the term of office for Chief Justice Luke Malaba who had reached retired age has sparked a lot of controversy. Justice Malaba turned 70 last month, and […]

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Zimbabwe Begins Immortalizing Freedom Fighters, Unveils Nehanda Statue To Mark Africa Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe government on Africa Day unveiled a statue of Mbuya Nehanda, a spirit medium who fought the war of liberation against colonialists using spirit, as the country begins the process of immortalizing liberation heroes and heroines. Mbuya Nehanda was a spirit medium until her hanging during the first war of liberation in […]

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Zimbabwe Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines From China; Target 10 Million Citizens

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe kick-started the Covid-19 vaccination programme after receiving a donation of 200 000 shots of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. Vice President Costantino Chiwenga who is also Health Minister volunteered to be the first citizen to be jabbed. Zimbabwe hopes to vaccinate about 10 million citizens using donated doses from China as […]

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Airlines Suspend Flights To Zimbabwe ,Two Other Countries as COVID-19 Variant Rises

(African Examiner) – Two leading airlines Emirates and Rwanda Air have suspended flights to Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia citing high incidence of the highly infections Covid-19 variant among other reasons. Emirates said it was suspending for two weeks, its Harare/Lusaka route because of operational challenges but did not suspend the one directly into Lusaka. […]

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Zimbabwe President Appoints New Ministers

(African Examiner) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made four appointments to his Cabinet to replace ministers who succumbed to Covid-19 last month. This was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda One of the appointments is the country’s ambassador to United Nations Dr Frederick Shava who […]

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Zimbabwe President Overrules Finance Minister, Says COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Free

(African Examiner) – Zimbabwe expects to receive about 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China, but Health Minister and his Finance counterpart have clashed on the roll-out plan. The seeming confusion on the roll-out plan has seen Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube and Health Minister Costantino Chiwenga who is also Vice President issuing conflicting statements […]

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dies From COVID-19

(AFRICA EXAMINER) — Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusisio Moyo, who became popular for announcing the November 2017 coup that removed the late President Robert paving way for incumbent Emerson Mnangagwa has died from Covid-19, government has confirmed. He was 61 years old. Moyo, known as SB, becomes the latest top government official […]

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Zimbabwe Records 60 New Deaths In Rising COVID -19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwe Health ministry on Monday reported 60 deaths due to Covid-19 as the country battles the worst wave of the pandemic which has killed 773 since the first case was detected in March last year. New cases and deaths have tripled to 27 892 and 773 from about 8 000 and […]

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Mnangagwa Signs Recently Launched African Fact Book

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially signed the Africa Fact Book whose objective is to dispel myths and western perceptions about the African continent, paving way for the document to be circulated among all 54 Heads of State in the continent. Mnangagwa on Monday morning signed the Fact Book which is published […]

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Zimbabwe Govt Expresses Worry Over Citizens Negligence Amid Rising Cases of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has expressed concern and worry about citizens’ negligence amid reports many are not complying with Covid-19 regulations, with 26 000 people arrested within a week for violating various protocols including wearing masks.  Zimbabwe introduced level 4 lockdown nearly a fortnight ago following a sharp increase in infections as new cases continue […]

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Zimbabwe Warns Citizens Against Use of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines, Test Certificates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabweans are reportedly using domestic animals medicine- ivermectin injection to vaccinate against coronavirus as use of fake drugs and Covid-19 test certificates rile the government. The country’s Covid-19 cases increased drastically and more than doubled to close to 20 000 since December, from about 8,000 that had been recorded between March and […]

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Zimbabwe Imposes New Lockdown To Contain Fresh Surge in COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A new surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths has seen Zimbabwe government imposing another strict 30-day lockdown and 12-hour curfew from 6am to 6am. Zimbabwe recorded just above 8000 new cases between March and November last year but the numbers almost doubled starting in December until January 2, jumping to a cumulative […]

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Tourist Drown on New Year Day in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A local tourist is feared dead after he allegedly fell into the Victoria Falls’ gorges on New Year’s Day in the afternoon while on holiday with his family. The man believed to be aged 40 and from Harare has not been identified. Zimbabwe Parks and police authorities launched a search party on […]

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CHAN: ZIFA Says 9 players Test Positive To COVID-19 After Returning From Xmas Break

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe national soccer team’s preparations for the 2021 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) have been dealt a heavy blow after nine players tested positive to Covid-19, just over two weeks before the tournament kicks off in Cameroon. Training was immediately called off Tuesday morning after the players tested positive following tests conducted on […]

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Pageant: Zimbabweans May Not Be Able To Vote At Miss Africa Calabar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabweans fear they will not be able to vote for their “daughter of the soil” at the 5th Miss Africa Calabar pageant to be held in Nigeria because of lack of a proper currency as organisers require voters to use Credit or Visa Cards to cast ballots. Zimbabwe does not have its […]

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Xmas: Thousands of Returning Zimbabweans Stranded At Borders Over COVID-19 Protocols

By Daniel Jones, Harare (African Examiner) – Thousands of Zimbabweans returning home for the festive season will spend Christmas Day at the Beitbridge Border with South Africa where they are undergoing thorough Covid-19 screening but two have already died due to suspected fatigue while on the queues. Police national spokesperson Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the […]

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Zimbabwe Launches National Dress Initiatives To Promote Unity

(African Examiner) – Zimbabwe has launched a National Dress which government says will help promote unity among the “not so friendly to each other” ethnic groups in the country. While there is no war in Zimbabwe, the country is divided along tribal lines with the majority Shona and Ndebele groups in no real peace following […]

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Zimbabwe: Judge Removes Magistrate From Journalist Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A High Court judge has ordered that a magistrate who was presiding over the criminal case of representing Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono be disqualified from the case for failing in his job. Justice Happias Zhou set aside magistrate Ngoni Nduna’s disqualification of Chin’ono’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa and instead disqualified the magistrate from […]

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President Mnangagwa To Amend Zimbabwe’s Electoral Laws

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will ‘panel beat’ democracy to effect a 30 percent quota for women in the local councils. This follows concerns by Women in Local Government (WILGF) an association of female councillors and executives drawn from all urban and rural councils in the country. WILGF is an […]

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