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Wake-up call for Zimbabwe's elite as COVID-19 floods hospitals, killing rich and poor

Jan 29 2021

HARARE When Zimbabwe's rich and powerful get sick, they often go abroad in search of the best treatment money can buy; ousted President Robert Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore in 2019. | Video

Wake-up call for elite as COVID-19 floods Zimbabwe's hospitals, killing rich and poor

Jan 29 2021

HARARE When Zimbabwe's rich and powerful get sick, they often go abroad in search of the best treatment money can buy; ousted President Robert Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore in 2019.

Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination - disease control group

Nov 26 2020

JOHANNESBURG Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year and keeping vaccines cold could be a big challenge, the continent's disease control group said on Thursday.

African money transfer firms thrive as pandemic spurs online remittances

Oct 26 2020

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE Having fled an economic implosion in his native Zimbabwe, Brighton Takawira was able to support his mother back home with modest earnings from a small perfume business he set up in South Africa.

Zimbabwe suspects bacterial disease behind elephant deaths

Sep 30 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe suspects a bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is behind the recent deaths of more than 30 elephants but is doing further tests to make sure, the parks authority said. | Video

Zimbabwe accuses opposition of gun-smuggling plot

Sep 28 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe's state security minister on Monday alleged a plot by "rogue elements" in the opposition working with Western governments to smuggle in guns and foment chaos, signalling another possible crackdown.

Russia-Zimbabwe platinum JV to secure phase 1 funding by end of year

Sep 01 2020

HARARE, Sept 1 Russian-Zimbabwean platinum venture Great Dyke Investments (GDI) expects to raise up to $500 million in funding it needs for the first phase of its mining project by the end of this year after the coronavirus delayed talks with lenders, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Western diplomats express deep concern over Zimbabwe crisis

Aug 28 2020

HARARE Western diplomats in Zimbabwe expressed deep concern on Friday over a deteriorating political and economic crisis, and said the government should stop using the COVID-19 pandemic to curtail freedoms.

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