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Twenty-two die in Zimbabwe measles outbreak

Harare_(dpa) _ Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported Tuesday. The Herald daily, which is close to President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, said the 22 had…

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DPA
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Tsvangirai returns to Zimbabwe cabinet after three-week boycott

Harare_(dpa) _ Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his ministers returned to the coalition government's weekly cabinet meeting Wednesday after a three-week absence. The nine-month-old power-sharing government between the country's powerful president, Robert Mugabe, and Tsvangirai appeared in danger of collapsing…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Three farm workers shot and injured in Zimbabwe land grab

Harare (dpa)_ A mob seized a white-owned farm and opened fire on farm workers on the property, seriously injuring three of them, victims of the attack said Friday. The farm was being seized for a deputy governor of Zimbabwe's central…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Mini-SADC summit on Zimbabwe deadlock set for October 29

Harare_(dpa) _ Southern African leaders will hold talks with Zimbabwe's estranged leaders in Harare on October 29 to try to break the deadlock in the country's eight-month-old unity government, two official sources in Harare said Wednesday. The meeting has been…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe + 1 more

Zimbabwe removed from SADC summit agenda

Kinshasa (dpa) - Issues relating to Zimbabwe's power-sharing deal have been removed from the agenda of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit, a spokesman for Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Monday. "Zimbabwe is no longer on the agenda, and…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Red Cross: Zimbabwe prone to new cholera epidemic

Geneva_(dpa) _ Zimbabwe will likely face another cholera epidemic come the rainy season, a Red Cross official warned Thursday, noting that no improvements have been made to the country's dilapidated water and sanitation systems. The official was commenting after the Ministry…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe government raises civil servants pay by up to 100 per cent

Harare_(dpa) _ Zimbabwe's Minister of Public Service, Eliphas Mukonoweshuro on Tuesday announced wage increases for civil servants that will see some workers earn double their current 100-dollar monthly allowance. Since February this year Zimbabwe's new coalition government has been paying civil…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai to go to US to seek aid, "give reassurances"

Harare_(dpa) _ Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will travel in the coming days to the United States to discuss his government's funding difficulties and reassure the West of his commitment to bringing about human rights reforms. Tsvangirai's spokesperson James Maridadi on…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's MDC asks African leaders to help break deadlock

Harare_(dpa) _ The party of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday it wants African organizations to intervene to address issues affecting the country's fragile three-month-old coalition government. The top leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party met Sunday…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean teachers to go to work despite no pay deal

Harare_(dpa) _ Zimbabwean teachers will report for work when the country's new term starts on Tuesday, despite no deal having been reached on pay, teachers' representatives said Monday. The teachers had vowed to go on strike if their monthly salaries…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011