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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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Leaders of world’s most controversial regimes on Royal wedding guest list


April 26th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): The leaders of some of the world's most controversial governments have been included as guests for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.King Mswati III of Swaziland, who ... 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 police fire tear gas to disperse prayer meeting


April 10th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
HARARE (BNO NEWS) -- Police on Saturday stormed a church in Zimbabwe's capital and fired tear gas at dozens of parishioners praying for peace in the country.The Zimbabwean reported online that frightened ... 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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46 Zimbabwe political activists charged with treason for watching Egypt protests video


February 25th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Zimbabwe has charged dozens of political activists with treason for allegedly plotting "Egypt-style" protests against Robert Mugabe's rule.The arrest of the activists is being seen as another ... 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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Zimbabwe rejects China’s $10bn economy’s aid can prop up Mugabe regime


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 2 (ANI): Zimbabwe has rejected concerns that China's move to help the country's ailing economy with a10 billion dollar package can prop up the Robert Mugabe regime.The Zimbabwean government has ... Read more...

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Mugabe strengthening power base from Chiadzwa diamond auctions


January 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan 30 (ANI): Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe is strengthening his power base from Chiadzwa diamond auctions, campaigners have said.Earlier this month, the Kimberley Process (KP) industry watchdog moved to legalise ... 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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Writer turned down 100 times bags top children’s award


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Following in the footsteps of JK Rowling and Philip Pullman, a debut children's writer has won a major literary prize after being turned down by as many as ... 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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Leaked WikiLeaks cable paints portrait of an eccentric Mugabe


December 24th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), Dec. 24 (ANI): A secret diplomatic cable obtained by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks and published in South Africa, shows an odd portrait of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe sitting ... 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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Royals caught in latest Wikileaks


November 29th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): In the biggest intelligence leak in the history, sensational claims of 'inappropriate behaviour' by Prince Andrew have emerged.Secret U.S. embassy cables were apparently shocked has shocked the Americans ... 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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New WikiLeaks files ‘to reveal American criticism of Mandela’


November 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' would soon reveal that Nelson Mandela is among the world leaders believed to have been criticised US diplomatic files that are to be leaked. ... Read more...

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Envoy recalled to Zimbabwe for stripping, diamond smuggling


November 25th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Nov.25 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Australia, Jacqueline Zwambila, has been recalled to Harare following allegations of stripping and diamond smuggling orchestrated by Robert Mugabe.Jacqueline Zwambila has been accused by Mugabe ... Read more...

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“Troubled players’ messiah” English village team keen to recruit Pak keeper Zulqarnain


November 12th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): An English village cricket team- famous for offering support to players with off-field problems- has expressed its desire to recruit the troubled Pakistani wicketkeeper, Zulqarnain Haider, for the ... 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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Howard doesn’t expect another ICC invite for Vice-President post


October 25th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 25(ANI): Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard doubts whether he would receive another invitation to become International Cricket Council (ICC) Vice-President.Howard's contention for the post was rejected earlier this year ... 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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Zimbabwe PM says Mugabe focused on legacy as career draws to a close


September 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai believes Robert Mugabe's 30-year reign over the country is drawing to a close, and that he is now more focused on securing his legacy ... 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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