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UK gives Zimbabwe $100m loan first time in 20 years

Britain has extended a 100 million dollars loan to Zimbabwe’s private sector, the first direct commercial loan to the southern African country in over two decades, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya as saying that the facility, in which Britain …

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Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power. Mugabe’s birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked by an outpouring of fawning congratulations and tributes in official media …

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Zimbabwe unveils generous Mugabe retirement package

Zimbabwe’s ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday. Mugabe will also be entitled to at least 20 staffers including six personal security guards, all paid for from …

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Man wins ‘Most Ugly’ title for the fifth time

For the fifth time, Zimbabwean man, William Masvinu, has won the title of Mr. Ugly. He had lost last year to Maison Sere in controversial circumstances. However, he won  this year’s edition of the competition held over the weekend in Ruwa area of Zimbabwe. The “Ugliest Man in the Land” walked …

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The Latest: Zimbabwe’s military swears loyalty to Mnangagwa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – The Latest on inauguration of Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): 12 p.m. Zimbabwe’s security officials are swearing loyalty to their new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The new leader will speak shortly after his swearing-in. Mnangagwa takes power after an extraordinary series of events that …

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