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UN Special Envoy visits Zimbabwe as WFP stands by with food assistance

The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa visits Zimbabwe while WFP waits to hear whether the government will ask for international assistance to meet a food shortfall this year. Zimbabwe will be the last stop…

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News and Press Release
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WFP
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Operation 'Clean-up' could tighten food shortages

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] JOHANNESBURG, 31 May (IRIN) - Aid agencies in Zimbabwe were gearing up on Tuesday to assist the thousands of people leaving the capital as a result of the…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Thousands homeless after crackdown on informal settlements and traders

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] BULAWAYO, 30 May 2005 (IRIN) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has endorsed an ongoing crackdown by the police on illegal settlements and the parallel economy in a…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's war against the poor

Michael Hartnack | Harare Zimbabwean church representatives on Sunday denounced the week-long crackdown against street traders and shack dwellers, while police continued arrests and demolition work. In the capital's crowded southern townships, residents were reportedly putting boulders across roads to hinder…

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News and Press Release
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Mail & Guardian
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: The burning continues

Michael Hartnack | Harare, Zimbabwe Police in Zimbabwe continued demolishing thousands of shacks and vendors' kiosks in opposition strongholds on Monday, burning a 10km-long line of curio stalls along the road near Victoria Falls. A spokesperson for the main opposition Movement…

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News and Press Release
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Mail & Guardian
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Livelihoods and shelter go up in flames

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] HARARE, 30 May 2005 (IRIN) - Thousands of Harare residents are still fleeing the capital after armed police continued demolishing illegal dwellings and stalls belonging to informal traders on…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Harare calm after food price increases

Major increases in the price of the staple diet of bread and maize meal went into effect on Saturday in Harare, but the Zimbabwean capital was reported quiet after a weeklong blitz on street traders and shack dwellers that…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe police chief warns Harare residents of clean-up operation

Harare (dpa) - Zimbabwe's police chief has warned Harare's residents not to become "cannon fodder" in an operation to crack down on criminal activities countrywide, a newspaper said Friday. Augustine Chihuri made the remark Thursday as more than 3,000 paramilitary police…

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News and Press Release
Source:
DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe says nearly three million are in need of food aid

Harare (dpa) - Zimbabwe's government has revised initial estimates of those in need of food aid upwards to nearly three million, but says the figure could be higher, a newspaper report said Friday. The state-controlled Herald quoted Sydney Mhishi, a director…

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News and Press Release
Source:
DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe seen admitting food aid in regional crisis

By Peter Apps MACHINGA, Malawi, May 27 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will probably allow the United Nations to launch a major food aid operation to help alleviate the impact of a late season drought across the region, the U.N. special envoy…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Reuters
Posted:
21 Mar 2011