#Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dies at 61 from COVID

The 61-year-old leader once nicknamed “the bulldozer” has died, after weeks of speculation that he was infected with COVID-19. Many people will remember him for his controversial handling of the pandemic in Tanzania.      The Tanzanian president had been rumored to be ill with the coronavirus Tanzanian President John Pombe …

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Zimbabwe: Council Acting Finance Director in Court

By Nyore Madzianike Senior Court Reporter HARARE City Council acting finance director Stanely Ndemera yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court on allegations of double allocation of a stand in Harare’s Vainona low density suburb. Ndemera is alleged to have allocated stand 409 Vainona Township to Hardspec Investment (Pvt) Limited …

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Zimbabwe: Amnesty to Decongest Prisons

Cabinet received an update on the Covid-19 Outbreak, which was presented by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs as chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the Covid-19 Outbreak. Cabinet was informed that as of 12 March, 2021 Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 36 423, with 33 …

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Zimbabwe: Herd Immunity Is Solution to Covid-19

By Lovemore Hungwe Correspondent On March 16, the second batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by China arrived at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. The handover ceremony which took place at the airport was attended by President Mnangagwa, together with Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun. In an …

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Zimbabwe: Zimparks Officials Ditch Conservation for Gold Digging

By Stephen Tsoroti The rickety yellow Toyota van screeched to a stop. The driver, Collen Sibanda, a dread-locked, soft spoken man in his mid-thirties, announced, “Gentleman and Lady, this is it. My vehicle cannot go beyond the river.” The expansive Haroni River (translated in Shona as a hiding place) still …

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