President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Panic buying and a stayaway as Zimbabwe fuel price bites

A national stayaway kicked off on Monday in opposition to Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa hiking fuel prices by 120 percent on January 12 2019, a move which sparked panic buying, with the public speculating a sharp increase in goods and services across the board. Social media went into overdrive with[…]

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Anxiety as Zimbabweans await election results

There’s growing anxiety among Zimbabweans who are waiting for the results of its presidential election. Violence erupted on Wednesday when soldiers fired on protesting opposition supporters in the capital Harare. Three people were killed. The protests started after official results showed that the ruling ZANU-PF won majority seats in the[…]

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Voters cast ballots in landmark polls

Millions of Zimbabweans are heading to the polls to vote in the country’s first elections since independence in 1980 without the name of long-time leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Monday and will close at 7pm (17:00 GMT). More than five million[…]

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