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Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices, pummelling impoverished consumers

09 Oct 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe hiked its average electricity tariff by 320% on Wednesday to ramp up power supplies at a time of daily blackouts, but the move will anger consumers already grappling with soaring inflation that is eroding their earnings.

Zimbabwe doctors defy government ultimatum to end strike

07 Oct 2019

HARARE, Oct 7 Striking Zimbabwean doctors defied a government ultimatum to return to work on Monday, after rejecting a 60% pay rise offer they say is not enough to keep up with soaring prices of basic goods.

IMF urges Zimbabwe to intensify reforms, improve transparency

26 Sep 2019

HARARE The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that Zimbabwe needed to intensify reform efforts and meaningfully improve transparency, as the government faces growing criticism over its commitment to delivering economic and political change.

Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial site

26 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family's wish for a private burial three weeks after his death.

Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike

18 Sep 2019

HARARE Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.

Mugabe to be buried at Zimbabwe national shrine in about 30 days, nephew says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Robert Mugabe will be buried at a Zimbabwean national shrine in Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting comments earlier in the day that the burial will be on Sunday.

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.

Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successor

12 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred at a national shrine on Sunday.

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

11 Sep 2019

HARARE The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and the government. | Video

Mugabe polarises Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

10 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarising in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

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