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Zimbabwe renames airport after President Mugabe.

Zimbabwe has renamed its main airport after the country's 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, who has been in power for 37 years.

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News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: State continues its battle to keep Oscar behind bars; AfriForum takes on Grace Mugabe And #DataMustFall calls grow.

Former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza retires, do immigrants steal jobs in SA?, a nanny appears in court after a video shows her allegedly throwing baby and a man who contracted a debilitating disease after a blood transfusion is seeking damages.

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News24.com | Zim embassy takes on AfriForum as Grace Mugabe saga unfolds.

The Zimbabwean embassy has applied to become an intervening party in AfriForum's application to see a decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity set aside.

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News24.com | WATCH: Grace Mugabe's son buys R70m limos, reports say.

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, at a time when the southern African country is facing serious cash problems.

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News24.com | Zim's international airport to be renamed after Mugabe – report.

Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport is set to be renamed after the southern African country's long-time president Robert Mugabe, a report says.

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The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze.

The South African mining industry got more bad news this week, with sources saying major platinum producer Lonmin has been threatened with a possible shutdown of its mines, after being cited by regulators for non-compliance in its local social programs. But elsewhere, the news for platinum producers was even worse. With one ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Some African countries risk getting hit with sanctions for their 'friendly' dealings with North Korea.

James Akena/ReutersNorth Korea has had friendly relations with many African countries since the anti-colonial struggles of the 1960s, which it supported. Several African countries risked getting slapped with sanctions and trade restrictions for their dealings with North Korea. Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Democratic Republic ...

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AfriForum asks court to review #GraceMugabe's diplomatic immunity.

Gabrielle Engels together with Afriforum approached a court to review and set aside the fact that Grace Mugabe had received diplomatic immunity.

- Cape Times - SA

Mother of assaulted SA model trashes claims that Grace Mugabe was acting in self-defence.

The mother of a 20-year-old model who was allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe rubbished claims that Zimbabwe's first lady was acting in self-defence when she attacked her daughter in a Johannesburg hotel.

- Cape Times - SA

News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: AfriForum battles Zim embassy in court over Grace Mugabe 'assault'.

AfriForum has made its case to set aside the decision by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

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News24.com | LIVE: AfriForum battles Zim embassy in court over Grace Mugabe 'assault'.

AfriForum is making its case to set aside the decision by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

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News24.com | LIVE: AfriForum in court over Grace Mugabe immunity case

AfriForum is making its case to set aside the decision by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

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News24.com | Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

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Study on African mediation highlights the significance of the mandate

In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. Tiksa Negeri/ReutersEvery mediation to resolve a major conflict in Africa is based on a mandate that shapes the process and outcome of peacemaking. This is true of mediations ...

- The Conversation - UK

News24.com | 'It's time to resign,' Mugabe's VP Mnangagwa told

Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru has advised under fire Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa to quit following recent attacks by President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, a report says.

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#GraceMugabe's son imports TWO limos into struggling Zim

Grace Mugabe's oldest son, Russell Goreraza, this week imported two Rolls Royce limousines valued at more than R70 million into bankrupt Harare.

- Cape Times - SA

Fin24.com | Zim smelter too pricey, says Impala

Impala Platinum says the Zimbabwean government's requirement to invest in smelting and refining capacity for its 50%-owned Mimosa mine is not affordable.

- Fin24 - SA

Fin24.com | Zim mulls weekday alcohol sales ban

Zimbabwean beverage companies Delta Corporation and African Distillers are set to either ready for a fight with the government or face a sales drop amid plans to bar alcohol sales during the week.

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News24.com | British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill

The effects of President Mugabe's post-independence security clampdown that led to the murder of between 10 000 and 20 000 Zimbabweans, known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt, writes The Conversation.

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News24.com | I'm responding well to treatment - Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to SA from Zimbabwe.

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News24.com | Mugabe arrives in NY 'with bloated delegation of over 70' – report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

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News24.com | Zim to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists

Zimbabwe is reportedly set to recruit at least 102 specialist doctors from Cuba to be deployed to the country's referral and provincial hospitals.

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Who is really behind the Robert Mugabe quotes?

President Robert Mugabe speeches laced with satire and to some degree, a sense of humour make him an interesting figure

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Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

The pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ReutersSome of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe in South Africa, Kenya's Gedi Ruins and Meroe in Sudan. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of these are the ...

- The Conversation - UK

British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's clampdown on dissent in Matabeleland claimed up to 20 000 lives. EPA/Aaron Ufumeli/ PoolIn January 1983 Robert Mugabe's government launched a massive security clampdown in Matabeleland. It was led by a North Korean-trained, almost exclusively chiShona-speaking army unit known as the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, airlifted to South African hospital

Tsvangirai plans to challenge Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe's presidential elections next year. Some Zimbabwean media outlets have also reported that the country's vice president has been poisoned.

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Zimbabwe opposition head stable in SAfrica hospital:spokesman

Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai's spokesman, disputed what he termed "morbid media reports that he is critical and is battling for his life", insisting he had gone to South Africa for a routine medical procedure and "is in a very stable condition."

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, airlifted to South African hospital

Tsvangirai plans to challenge Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe's next year's presidential elections. Some Zimbabwean media outlets have also reported that the country's vice president has been poisoned.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Zimbabwe opposition chief hospitalised in S. Africa: source

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official told AFP Saturday.

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Zimbabwe to rename Harare airport after Mugabe

Zimbabwe will in November rename its main airport after the country's long-serving ruler, President Robert Mugabe.

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News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Is Hospitalized in South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been hospitalized in South Africa, according to a senior party official. Luke Tamborinyoka, spokesman for Tsvangirai's MDC-T party, said Saturday he was admitted "for a routine medical procedure" and is in "very stable condition." A senior party source said Tsvangirai, who is ...

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News24.com | Tsvangirai stable, urges Zimbabweans to register to vote

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, is in a stable condition at an undisclosed South African hospital after being airlifted from Harare in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Killing to Conserve? 'Trophy' Raises Difficult Questions

An American dentist's killing of Cecil the lion, a collared 13-year-old lion monitored by the University of Oxford in Zimbabwe, sparked widespread outrage and condemnation of big-game hunting.  But Trophy, a new documentary by filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, offers a more complex perspective on trophy ...

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News24.com | Zim's Tsvangirai airlifted to SA, battling for life

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official says.

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News24.com | WATCH: 'Fascinating' video of Mugabe talking 'non-racialism' like Mandela goes viral on social media

A video of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe talking "non-racialism" has emerged on social media, with some Twitter users saying it's 'fascinating' how the veteran leader used to "talk" like Nelson Mandela whom he now castigates.

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Africa in the News: Tanzania seizes diamond shipment, Biafra separatists clash with Nigerian army, and South African Airways cuts flights

In diamond news: Tanzania seizes $15 billion diamond shipment and Zimbabwe enriches political elites with diamond revenues The Tanzania government continues to make strides toward increasing its control over the country's mining sector, a process started after the 2015 election of President John Magufuli. The marriage ...

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Why farmers are poised to be Africa's next billionaires

Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the President of the African Development Bank, Nigerian Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers. And he is not the only person in his class endorsing agriculture as the next frontier. Technology success Strive ...

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News24.com | Mugabe's VP Mnangagwa 'won't be pressured to quit' – report

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa "will not be pressured to quit" his positions in both government and Zanu-PF, despite attacks against him from a factional group within the ruling Zanu-PF party, family sources have reportedly said.

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Zimbabwe opposition warns over 2018 polls voter registration

The main opposition MDC party has gone to the Harare High Court to argue that that the electoral commission has not procured enough equipment to register voters and that the registration process itself lacks transparency

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Nelson Mandela Foundation hits back at Mugabe... says he 'should base his comments on facts'

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, saying that he should base his comments on facts when interrogating the South African icon's legacy, reports say.

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News24.com | How beer is smuggled across the border and sold in Springs

Chibuku Super, a brand of opaque sorghum beer manufactured by Delta Breweries in Zimbabwe, is smuggled across the border in two-litre plastic bottles.

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Fin24.com | Business as usual for Zim's silent mining executives

Mining is a tricky affair in Zimbabwe and remaining mum on controversial issues may not be such a bad policy option for the country's mining executives, says Memory Mataranyika.

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News24.com | Top Africa stories: SADC troika, Mugabe, Togo

SA is set to host the SADC Double Troika summit in Pretoria, and the US has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the UN summit.

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News24.com | Mugabe announces appointment of controversial wife Grace to a key post

President Robert Mugabe has announced the appointment of his controversial wife Grace to a key post within his ruling Zanu-PF party in a move seen by critics as a way of positioning her to a role that would influence the First Family's wishes in the electoral process.

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News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition warns over 2018 polls voter registration

Zimbabwe's longserving President Robert Mugabe has unveiled a new biometric voter registration programme ahead of next year's elections, drawing criticism from opponents who claim the system could be manipulated.

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News24.com | Shabangu satisfied law will take its course with Manana, Mugabe

Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu said she is satisfied that the law will take its course in the respective cases of former deputy minister Mdu Manana and that of Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe.

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News24.com | Zimbabwe needs wide reforms to have credible elections. But it may be too late

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF sees itself as having brought democracy to the country and will not leave power. Unless civil society succeeds in pressing for change, the 2018 elections will bring none, writes The Conversation.

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Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Zimbabwe's carnival appears to have been boondoggle as the country faces severe hardships, including drastic job cuts for Air Zimbabwe employees. There isn't much positive going on in Zimbabwe for the moment when it comes to tourism or otherwise. -Sean O'Neill

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News24.com | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenya, Nigeria

AfriForum says it won't be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, and riots have broken out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city.

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