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Zimbabwe: Swedish funding to allow greater humanitarian assistance

A donation to IOM's humanitarian programmes in Zimbabwe by the Swedish government will go a long way in providing much needed assistance to mobile and vulnerable populations this year. The donation of $US 1.9 million for 2006 through Sweden's development…

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News and Press Release
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IOM
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Harare residents' body warns of fresh cholera outbreak

HARARE -- The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has told a parliamentary committee that the city could be hit by a fresh outbreak of cholera and dysentery due to the deteriorating conditions in the capital. In submissions made to the…

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News and Press Release
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ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Angelique Kidjo calls for rapid scaling up of HIV treatment in Zimbabwe

HARARE 28 April 2006 - UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador, Angelique Kidjo, today met with some of Zimbabwe's 115,000 children (0-14years) infected with HIV and listened to the problems faced by children living with AIDS. Every week in Zimbabwe 550 children die of…

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News and Press Release
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UNICEF
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Former Zimbabwe army chief wants frank assessments on food crisis

MASVINGO - Former Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander and a senator of the ruling ZANU PF party Vitalis Zvinavashe on Thursday called for openness about food shortages affecting the country. In a thinly veiled attack on President Robert Mugabe and his…

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News and Press Release
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ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Trade union finally receives donated sanitary towels

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has finally taken delivery of a consignment of badly needed sanitary towels donated by well-wishers after paying more than one billion dollars import duty. ZCTU secretary-general Wellington Chibhebhe said the labour body…

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News and Press Release
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ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Returning farms to whites shows Mugabe's land reforms have failed

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government's invitation of white farmers back on the land is a sharp policy turn which signals its often violent populist reforms have failed to achieve their intended goal of eradicating poverty, analysts said. The government…

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News and Press Release
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ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Hospital fees soar, adding to Zimbabwe's inflation woes

By Carole Gombakomba Already coping with triple-digit inflation and acute shortages of food, fuel and drugs, Zimbabweans this week faced huge increases in fees for hospital consultations, procedures and surgery with some of the price jumps far in excess of…

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News and Press Release
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VOA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Armed Zimbabwe police demolish squatter camp

MASVINGO - Armed police at the weekend raided a squatter camp on the banks of Mucheke river in Masvingo city, burnt down the plastic shacks and chased away more than 200 people including children who lived at the camp. The…

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News and Press Release
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ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Three million Zimbabweans will need food aid, parliament hears

Harare (dpa) - The Zimbabwe parliament has been told that around three million Zimbabweans - one quarter of the population - will need food aid this year, it emerged Tuesday. The report is unlikely to please President Robert Mugabe's government,…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe security minister repeats threats to shoot protesters

HARARE - Zimbabwe State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa has reiterated threats that the government will use armed soldiers and police to crush mass protests planned by the opposition for the winter. Speaking to ZimOnline at the weekend, Mutasa said no one…

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