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Cricket uniting blacks, whites in Zimbabwe


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, June 26 (IANS) Cricket has become the biggest unifier of blacks and whites in Zimbabwe, a country that had seen the two races occupying different corners.The mingling ... Read more...

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Mugabe fighting for life in Singapore hospital?


April 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Long-time Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe - affected by a mystery illness - is fighting for life in a hospital in Singapore, a British media report said.The ... Read more...

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Policeman detained for using Mugabe’s toilet


May 30th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Harare, May 30 (IANS) A policeman in Zimbabwe has been placed in detention for using President Robert Mugabe's toilet at a trade fair a fortnight ago.Sergeant Alois Mabhunu was on ... Read more...

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Mugabe to attend John Paul II’s beatification ceremony despite travel ban


April 29th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr 29 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attending the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II this weekend has raised eyebrows of many across the world.The international community has also ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe lacks funds to organize elections: Finance Minister


April 27th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr 27(ANI): Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the country does not have the funds to organize elections that President Robert Mugabe plans to hold this year."The economy cannot sustain ... Read more...

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Mugabe hounding rivals in Zimbabwe


April 19th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr. 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has reportedly intensified his campaign of harassment against his opponents in Parliament.According to the New York Times, he has ordered the arrest of a ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe becoming a police state: Tsvangirai


March 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.19 (ANI): Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said that the country is sliding into a 'police state' and regional leaders should intervene to save the shaky coalition he formed with ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten


March 13th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.13 (ANI): Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state ... Read more...

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Mugabe threatens to seize UK firms in Zimbabwe


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), Mar.3 (ANI): President Robert Mugabe has threatened to seize British businesses in retaliation for Western economic sanctions targeting him and his supporters over alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.Mugabe made ... Read more...

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Mugabe supporters “beyond the reach of the law”: Amnesty


February 12th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 12 (ANI): A Human rights organisation has warned that supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe have gone "beyond the reach of the law" raising fears among citizens ahead of elections ... Read more...

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China urges West to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe


February 12th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 12(ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called on Western countries to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.Addressing the media after meeting Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Jiechi said that ... Read more...

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Over a quarter of voters on Zimbabwe’s electoral rolls ‘are dead’


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan 22 (ANI): Over a quarter of the names on Zimbabwe electoral roll are dead, according to a report by an independent electoral organisation.The Telegraph quoted the report as also ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe may impose treason charges against PM Tsvangirai over Wikileaks revelation


December 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Dec 28 (ANI): Zimbabwe is considering bringing treason charges against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other individuals over confidential talks to US diplomats leaked by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks'.A cable ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe threatens to “crush” opposition ahead of early polls


December 20th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Amid allegations that his forces are spreading out across the country in order to frighten voters ahead of elections, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that he and ... Read more...

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UN offered lucrative retirement package to Mugabe: Wikileaks


December 19th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turned down a lucrative retirement package offered by the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, according to secret US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks cables reveal secret plan to remove Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe


December 9th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9(ANI): A coup was planned to remove Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe with the help of pressure from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Physically and politically weak Berlusconi had wild parties in Italy


November 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted numerous "wild parties" to cover his physical and political weaknesses, cables of the secret web site WikiLeaks reveal.American diplomats, ... Read more...

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Robert Mugabe ‘ready for war’ over allegations his wife cheated on him


October 28th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is set to fight the allegations that his wife Grace cheated on him.Sources close to the president's camp say he is livid about the ... Read more...

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Robert Mugabe’s wife has an affair


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife has an extramarital affair with one of her husband's best friends and the pair have planed a life together after Mugabe's death, a ... Read more...

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Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘had a fling with his top banker for 5 yrs’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife has been having an affair with one of her husband's best friends, it has emerged.Grace Mugabe, who is 41 years younger than the ... Read more...

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Mugabe bans S. African music group over ‘chicken’ song


September 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): The Zimbabwe Government has banned South African band Freshlyground over a Spitting Image-style music video which portrays its ageing president Robert Mugabe as a chicken afraid to relinquish ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s central bank to lay off 85 percent of staff


August 29th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 29 (DPA) Zimbabwe's bankrupt central bank is to retrench 85 percent of its bloated staff complement to help it move back into the black and function as a reliable national ... Read more...

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Olonga, Zimbabwe’s first black cricketer, for renewing sports ties


August 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug. 16 (ANI): Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe's first black cricketer, has called for renewing sporting and cultural ties with his homeland ahead of a proposed match there with the Scottish team.Olonga, ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe resumes sale of controversial Chiadzwa diamonds


August 11th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 11 (DPA) Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government began Wednesday selling off stocks of rough diamonds extracted from its eastern Chiadzwa fields, where human rights abuses have seen the gems tarred with the ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu to retire, drink redbush tea and watch cricket


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has announced plans to retire on October 7 from public life after decades of ... Read more...

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Mugabe says no to gay rights in Zimbabwe


July 18th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, July 18 (DPA) President Robert Mugabe has vowed that the new constitution currently being drafted in Zimbabwe will have no provision for gay rights, state radio reported Sunday. Mugabe, like most other ... Read more...

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Freeman, Theron among celebs to attend World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) Nelson Mandela's attendance at the World Cup final in Johannesburg is uncertain but his double, US actor Morgan Freeman, will be ther, so will South African-born actress ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe cricket chief says Howard was just not suitable for ICC post


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 2 (ANI): Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has justified his country's decision not to support the candidature of former Australian prime minister John Howard for the post of ICC vice-president, ... Read more...

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Oz PM Gillard happy to support Howard’s appointment to ICC


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jul 2 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she would be happy to support John Howard's appointment to the International Cricket Council (ICC).Howard said on Thursday that he would ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe refuses to rule out opposing Howard’s ICC bid


June 25th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 25 (ANI): Zimbabwean cricket chief and an associate of President Robert Mugabe, Peter Chingoka, has refused to rule out opposing John Howard as the International Cricket Council's next vice-president after ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe closer to Howard consensus


June 17th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): Though there is no guarantee that Zimbabwe Cricket will vote for former Australian Prime Minister John Howard's vice-presidential candidacy in the International Cricket Council (ICC), the country's Sports ... Read more...

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Euphoric World Cup opening tinged with Mandela tragedy


June 11th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) South African football fans wrapped in the rainbow colours of the national flag streamed to the majestic Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg Friday for the historic opening game ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Zimbabwe warm-up match called off after protests


June 1st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, June 1 (DPA) The North Korea football team's controversial planned pre-World Cup warm-up session in Zimbabwe here has been called off following threats of protests in the African country, government sources ... Read more...

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Mugabe’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ gift to North Korea


May 19th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has given a "Noah's Ark" gift to his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Il.In a bizarre experiment involving pairs of African animals, including elephants, ... Read more...

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Australia, Zimbabwe may resume cricketing ties by early 2011


May 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Australia may resume regular cricket contact with Zimbabwe as early as next year, after the Kevin Rudd Government left it on Cricket Australia to decide on the ... Read more...

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