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Why Zimbabwe has banned foreign currencies

Copyright EPA The Zimbabwean government has taken the controversial decision to ban local foreign currency trading, including the US dollar, with immediate effect. It also reintroduced the Zimbabwe dollar, which was abandoned in 2009 due to hyperinflation, when the country introduced mainly the US dollar and the South African rand. The move shocked Zimbabweans who believe little in a local …

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Protests in Zimbabwe: "Crackdown" is just a "taste of the future"

Copyright Reuters Caption The UN called on the government to over-use violence " The government of Zimbabwe says the response of the security forces to the protests this week, which reportedly killed several people, is "a taste of what's to come". Despite the blocking of the government, there were violent attacks on social media sites. According to local groups, at …

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Zimbabwe cuts the Internet indefinitely in the midst of violent raids

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "People arrested during protests wait to appear before the Magistrates Court in Harare, Zimbabwe -16 January 2019 Zimbabwe has shut down the Internet indefinitely due to an increasing protest against a rise in fuel prices. The country's largest mobile operator – Econet – says it has suspended service until further notice. Access to Facebook, …

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In Zimbabwe, skyrocketing prices awaken painful memories

Prices for some consumer goods are skyrocketing in Zimbabwe, a painful echo of hyperinflation torn by the South African country a decade ago. In October, the cost of certain items – including edible oil, alcoholic beverages, and flu medicines – increased by up to 400%, as many Zimbabweans were losing their savings and businesses were having difficulty paying for imports. …

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In a collision between two buses, 47 are killed in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe – In a head-on collision between two buses, 47 people lost their lives, causing road accidents due to bad roads and poor driving. Near Rusape, two long-distance buses collided at a distance of about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Harare on Wednesday night, police spokesman Paul Nyathi said. He said the death toll could rise …

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Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as President | world news

Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as President of Zimbabwe in front of a stadium nation after a split vote when US observers questioned the country's democratic legitimacy. The Constitutional Court upheld Mnangagwa as President in a ruling Friday dismissing a challenge from opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, whom he had defeated on July 30, 1965 Thousands of people, some of …

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Zimbabwe confirms Mnangagwa's election victory: NPR

President Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles for photographers after a press conference earlier this month in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Dan Kitwood / Getty pictures Hide title toggle caption Dan Kitwood / Getty Images President Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles after a press conference earlier this month in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory at the ballot three …

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Zimbabwe election: Inauguration delayed after result was challenged

image copyright Getty Images Caption President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the election on July 30, says the Electoral Commission The inauguration of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday was halted following opposition litigation MDC chief Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence that he was cheated in the July 30 presidential election. His party says the survey was hampered by "mammoth …

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Zimbabwe opposition in court to appeal electoral complaint

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party came to court on Friday to file a motion to lift presidential election results allegedly securing Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory. Jameson Timba, former MDC lawmaker, confirmed to reporters that a complaint would be filed when he went through the entrance of the Constitutional Court in Harare, accompanied by party lawyers. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) claims …

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Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers are looking for its supporters

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean soldiers sought out parts of the capital after the controversial election of opposition supporters, the country's largest opposition party said on Saturday, when some were already in court. At a hearing in Harare, the head of the Movement for Democratic Forces said that about 20 imprisoned supporters were awaiting trial, Sibanda said said they are accused …

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