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Water crisis may sabotage Zimbabwe’s coronavirus lockdown

Dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare's middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water.While this is a daily sight, this week things are different.The water-short southern African country...

Zimbabwe sets aside $600m to mitigate impact of covid-19 on the poor

Zimbabwe said it has set aside over $600 million to cover one million vulnerable households under a cash transfer programme for the next three months, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, which has seen Government ordering a 21-day total...

Zimbabweans fear starving to death at home as 21-day coronavirus lockdown looms

Zimbabweans braced on Sunday for a three-week lock-down to curb the spread of the coronavirus which has killed one person so far and infected six others, and for many the lockdown means tough times ahead.President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a...

Zimbabwe to impose 21-day lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and security forces may be deployed to enforce it, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.The decision is seen hurting an...

Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike, over lack of protective gear

Zimbabwe’s public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread. It’s the latest blow to a system where some patients’ families are asked to provide such basics...

Zimbabwe customs officials abandon work over coronavirus fears

Customs officials at Zimbabwe’s biggest airport stopped reporting for work on Wednesday, fearing exposure to coronavirus and a lack of measures to prevent its spread, their union said.Zimbabwe has recorded one death from three confirmed cases of coronavirus, but...

Benin summon Nigeria’s ambassador after attack on Benin businesses at the border

Nigeria's ambassador to Benin has been summoned by Benin's foreign minister following attacks on Benin traders on the border between the two countries, an official Benin official said on Sunday."The fact that I called the Nigerian ambassador is an...
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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by...