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Typhoid slowly engulfing Zimbabwe

by Peter Marimudza Wednesday 29 February 2012 HARARE -- A typhoid outbreak that began in Harare last year is steadily spreading across Zimbabwe with more than 3 000 cases reported although only one...

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Mugabe will block constitution

by Peter Marimudza HARARE – President Robert Mugabe has vowed to block a new constitution that would prevent him from running for president, while also insisting he would not permit restructuring of...

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Half of Zim teachers are victims of violence

by Peter Marimudza HARARE -- More than half of Zimbabwe’s teachers have at one point during the past decade experienced some form of political violence including being threatened, beaten up, tortured...

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Cholera fears in typhoid-hit Harare

by Peter Marimudza Monday 30 January 2012 HARARE – City health officials and independent doctors have warned of a possible cholera outbreak in Harare, already grappling with a typhoid outbreak that...

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Water shortage is national disaster: church

HARARE - The Roman Catholic church’s human rights arm on Sunday urged Zimbabwean authorities to declare chronic water shortages in the country a national disaster, amid rising cases of typhoid in the...

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Fresh xenophobic violence in SA

by James Mombe JOHANNESBURG – South African police were on Friday monitoring the situation at Itireleng informal settlement near Laudium, west of Pretoria, after an outbreak of xenophobic violence...

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Refugees take SA gov’t to court

JOHANNESBURG – A group of asylum seekers have applied to the Pretoria High Court for an order directing the government to provide adequate refugee reception offices across South Africa. In an...

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Chronic malnutrition in Zim

JOHANNESBURG – Hunger and chronic malnutrition are on the rise in Zimbabwe, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. The UN organisation said significant crop...

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Probe army abuses: Amnesty

by Edward Jones HARARE – International rights group Amnesty International has said Zimbabwe should establish a commission of enquiry into systematic human rights violations by security forces in the...

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Ex-soldiers intimidate villagers

by James Mombe JOHANNESBURG – Retired soldiers are harassing villagers in rural Buhera West constituency and threatening them with unspecified but severe punishment for backing Prime Minister Morgan...

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Volatile situation in five Zim provinces

by Edward Jones HARARE – Political violence is on the rise in five of Zimbabwe’s ten provinces as tensions rise with ZANU-PF stepping up campaigns in a bid to press for fresh general elections, which...

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Demilitarise Zim polls body: NGOs

by Edward Jones HARARE – Zimbabwean rights groups have said the international community should apply more pressure to Harare to adopt a clear roadmap to new elections while demanding the...

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SA to resume deporting Zimbabweans

by Own Corespondent JOHANNESBURG – More than 130 000 Zimbabweans have been issued permits to stay in South Africa, Pretoria said on Thursday while warning it would begin this month deporting any...

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Impunity fuelling Zim violence

by Edward Jones HARARE – Zimbabwe’s continued failure to investigate past torture crimes such as during the Gukurahundi era and run up to the 2008 violent elections could fuel a repeat of violence...

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Poll talk stokes tension in Zim

by James Mombe JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe’s political situation is increasingly turning volatile amid talk of elections to choose a new government to replace the ruling coalition that has kept the...

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Tribunal closure devastates Zim farmers

by Thulani Munda HARARE – Zimbabwe’s embattled white farmers says they are devastated at the dissolution of a regional court they had seen as their last hope for protection against President Robert...

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‘Increase in arson attacks against MDC’

by Thulani Munda HARARE – There has been a sharp increase in arson attacks against supporters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party since the former opposition’s congress two weeks ago, the...

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Demilitarise Zim polls: NGOs

by James Mombe JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe’s civil society groups have called for the demilitarisation of the country’s electoral institutions and processes, while also suggesting polls should be...

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Firm takeovers to go ahead: Mugabe

by Tobias Manyuchi, Friday 15 April 2011 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe on Thursday vowed to press ahead with a controversial scheme to force foreign-owned firms to sell controlling stake to local...

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Zim govt in danger: Tsvangirai

by James Mombe HARARE - Zimbabwe's unity government is in danger of collapsing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday, moments after one of his top allies was removed from the post of...

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