Guinea Coup Attempt: US, France, AU, UN Demand Release Of President Condé

The international community is calling for the release of Guinea President Alpha Condé who was Sunday detained by the special forces earlier on Sunday. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who has reportedly been identified as the head of the action, announced the dissolution of the government, suspension of the constitution and the closure of the country’s borders. Amateur videos have been circulating on social media showing President Condé among soldiers, with the country’s capital Conakry filled with troops. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the coup attempt in Guinea and…

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There Are Three Things Chamisa Is Failing To Understand – Analysts

Some political analysts have said MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa does not understand how nations relate on the geopolitical arena. They speak after Chamisa had criticised the government’s decision to donate 20 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Government of Namibia saying it was not prudent considering that Zimbabwe depended on donated vaccines Political analyst Gibson Nyikadzino says the statements show a lack of knowledge of current affairs as the government is on record for having set aside 100 million United States dollars to acquire more vaccines. Said Nyikadzino:…

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Proclamation Of Election Dates Is Done By The President – ZEC

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa can proclaim dates for elections in the country. The commission makes the remarks at the backdrop of continuous deferment of by-elections meant to fill about 48 parliamentary seats and over 80 council seats left vacant when MDC-T recalled MDC Alliance legislators or councillors. ZEC has been receiving criticism for the deferment of the by-elections. Authorities have been citing the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic as justification for deferring the elections. Zec commissioner Qhubani Moyo Thursday said the electoral management…

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Mnangagwa’s Helicopter Forced Into Emergency Landing

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidential helicopter was forced into an emergency landing over 60 kilometres southwest of Harare on Sunday afternoon due to a technical failure. Security sources told The NewsHawks the crash landing incident happened on Sunday around 4 pm in the Sandringham area, Matsvaire village, in Chegutu district when Mnangagwa was coming from his Kwekwe farm. The sources said Mnangagwa was rattled and terrified by the incident which forced him into a scary emergency while on his way back to Harare. Said a source: The incident happened in Sandringham.…

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Zimbabwe Owes US$142 Million To International Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that Zimbabwe owes US$$142 million to international airlines from ticket sales, cargo space and other activities. News24 cites IATA as saying about $963 million (R14.6 billion) in airline funds, including Zimbabwe’s US$142 debt, are being blocked from repatriation in nearly 20 countries. Other countries that owe substantial amounts were Bangladesh ($146.1 million), Lebanon ($175.5 million) and Nigeria ($143.8 million). IATA noted that these countries’ debt alone accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total amount owed adding that there have been…

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Chin’ono Sold Civic Society Members To Government – Charamba

Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba has claimed that freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono worked for the ruling party ZANU PF and the government in selling out civic society members to the state security agents. In a long thread posted over the weekend on microblogging site Twitter, Charamba recalled how during a meeting between himself, Chin’ono, General Chiwenga and a Congolese national Chin’ono said, “Zimbabwe was in the middle of a vicious propaganda assault from the West, led by the US Mission here, and combining all western embassies. This attack involves minimum facts…

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Nguwaya’s US$2 Million From Zimbabwe Still Stuck In Hungary Bank

The red-flagged US$2 million which Zimbabwe paid for medical supplies by Drax Consult SAGL, associated with local business dealer Delish Nguwaya, is still stuck in a Hungary bank. In the first two months of last year, Drax had delivered goods worth US$2 733 480. The money was paid by the Treasury upon a request for the payment from the Health ministry then under the subsequently dismissed minister Obadiah Moyo. The deal sailed through the Health Ministry, Treasury and the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe easily due to political pressure despite questions and suspicions.…

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Magaisa Discusses Why Zambia, Malawi, Not Zimbabwe, Addressed Power Monopoly

Alex Tawanda Magaisa has said Zimbabwe has so far failed to deal with the issue of monopoly on political power because “power-broking institutions” are failing to play their role as required by the Constitution. Magaisa who is a former Chief of Staff in the Office of the late former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, says the case is different in neighbouring Zambia and Malawi. He writes when Zambia’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema defeated President Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s elections held on the 12th of August while Lazarus Chakwera who…

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Government Has Committed $270 Million For Elite Hospital

The government has committed close to $270 million towards the construction of a VVIP hospital at Manyame Airbase in Harare. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube indicated that the structure is almost complete. The facility is meant to benefit the country’s VVIPs and service chiefs, who have often been accused of blowing large sums of foreign currency seeking medical treatment abroad while avoiding dilapidated medical facilities back home.  Ncube said in his recent mid-term budget review statement: Construction of Manyame VVIP hospital is progressing well with an amount…

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“Ushe Madzoro, We’re Next” – Nelson Chamisa

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Friday said the opposition will win the 2023 election and attain power contrary to the belief that the ruling ZANU PF will rule forever. Chamisa told NewsDay that the era of leaders who abuse State institutions to illegally stay in power was over, warning President Emmerson Mnangagwa that opposition supporters would defend their vote against rigging. The former ICT Minister was responding to Mnangagwa’s utterances in Mutare on Thursday where he said recent events in Zambia where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema won against incumbent President…

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