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Zim to recruit more doctors as soldiers to curb perennial strikes over poor conditions

In an apparent attempt to stem the tide of constant strikes by health professionals over poor working conditions, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s Health ministry has moved to militarise the health sector. Prospective health professionals will have to be first appointed under the Defence Forces Service Commission in order to be […]


Coronavirus: for Africa’s sake, the West should be selfish this time

By Carlos Lopes The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be classified as a surprise. Several studies, intelligence reports and epidemiologic knowledge all predicted some infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome would likely spread around the world. The recent warnings of coronavirus type of infections had been limited in geographical range […]

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Mnangagwa threatens fake news author with 20 years’ jail

Statement purporting to bear President Mnangagwa’s signature said coronavirus lockdown would be extended. Zimbabwe‘s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened a jail term of up to 20 years to the author of a statement, purporting to bear his signature, that said the lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak had been extended. Mnangagwa, who was speaking […]