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2018-03-18 Striking Doctors, Nurses Dig in As Zim Hospitals Grind to a Halt
[Zimbabwe Standard] A sense of despair has pervaded Zimbabwe's major hospitals as the standoff between the government and health workers has left critically ill patients stranded.

2018-03-18 Zimbabwe Crowns First 'Miss Albino' in Bid to Tackle Stigma
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe has put on its first "Miss Albino" pageant in an effort to stamp out discrimination and stigma surrounding the condition. The 22-year-old winner says she wants to fight for the rights of children with albinism.

2018-03-18 Mnangagwa Says Willing to Meet Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is willing to meet his predecessor Robert Mugabe who has demanded a meeting with him.

2018-03-18 Jury Still Out On Bond Notes
[Zimbabwe Standard] The introduction of bond notes led to an increase in exports but the surrogate currency has not alleviated Zimbabwe's foreign currency shortages, analysts have said.

2018-03-18 Khupe, Chamisa Feud Turns Nasty
[Zimbabwe Standard] The tension between MDC-T leaders Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe has escalated amid allegations the two are plotting to expel each other from the party.

2018-03-17 'I Didn't Ruin Zimbabwe... and We Weren't That Bad', Says Mugabe
[News24Wire] Ex-leader Robert Mugabe says he didn't ruin Zimbabwe and "we weren't that bad" in terms of human rights.

2018-03-18 Moment of Truth for Winky D
[Zimbabwe Standard] When the visuals of the popular Ngirozi song off Zimdancehall chanter Winky D's latest album Gombwe came to the public forum on Monday, opinion was extensively divided among his local followers.

2018-03-17 Come Back Home, Home Affairs Minister Urges Zim Refugees in Botswana
[New Zimbabwe] HOME affairs minister Obert Mpofu has urged Zimbabwean in Botswana to return home as the Gaborone government made it clear that people could not be refugees for ever.

2018-03-16 Govt Throws Businessman Chivayo Under the Bus
[The Herald] The Office of the President and Cabinet today threw businessman and Intratrek managing director, Mr Wicknell Chivayo under the bus after they denied that they played a role in the controversial awarding of a 100MW solar project tender to the firm.

2018-03-16 Crackdown On Mugabe Escalates
[Zimbabwe Independent] Scores of workers at former president Robert Mugabe's vast Zvimba homestead and Highfield farm in Norton who were being paid by government have been relieved of their duties by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration.

2018-03-16 Ramaphosa Expected in Harare
[The Herald] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Zimbabwe tomorrow on a working visit that will see him discussing bilateral relations with his counterpart, President Mnangagwa.

2018-03-16 Bona Mugabe Robbers Jailed
[The Herald] The three robbers who stormed a construction site in Umwinsidale, which is believed to belong to Ms Bona Chikore (nee Mugabe), were yesterday sentenced to an effective 18 months each in jail.

2018-03-16 Zanu-PF Leader Threatens to Shoot Supporters in Chaotic Meeting
[New Zimbabwe] Zanu-PF district chairman for Chivi North in Masvingo was recently beaten by party supporters in the presence of the provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira who in-turn threatened to shoot and kill the crowd for disrespecting his authority.

2018-03-16 Mugabe 'Never Thought Mnangagwa Would Rebel'
[New Zimbabwe] Former president Robert Mugabe says he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced his former deputy for ousting him last year in a coup.

2018-03-16 Tsvangirai Owned 5 Houses, 23 Cars, Family Tells Court
[New Zimbabwe] THE late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai owned five houses and 23 cars, including several top range vehicles, his family has told the Master of High Court.

2018-03-16 Mugabe Resigned Voluntarily - Govt
[The Herald] Former President Mr Robert Mugabe tendered his resignation in terms of Section 96, Sub Section 1, of the Constitution of Zimbabwe contrary to his claims that he was deposed through a coup.

2018-03-16 Gwanda Solar Project Collapses
[Zimbabwe Independent] The US$200 million Gwanda solar project has all but collapsed as controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has expressed fears that the fraud and corruption charges levelled against him by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will deter potential project funders including China Exim Bank, resulting in the termination of funding negotiations.

2018-03-16 A Daring Mugabe Rattles Mnangagwa's Cage
[Zimbabwe Independent] Although former president Robert Mugabe's dramatic return to active politics has been dismissed by Zanu PF as inconsequential, some analysts are convinced that he could inflict significant damage on the ruling party in this year's general elections -- particularly in the three politically restive Mashonaland provinces.

2018-03-16 Council Seeks Govt Approval On U.S.$560 Million Project
[The Herald] Harare City Council (HCC) is currently seeking Government approval to bring back on track a multi-million dollar joint venture project with a South African company to replace the city's aged water reticulation infrastructure, including installing a broadband fibre network.

2018-03-16 No Reprieve for Diasporan Voters
[The Herald] The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment on whether or not Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora should be allowed to vote in this year's harmonised elections.

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