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Robert Mugabe: African leaders gather in Zimbabwe for state funeral

by;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah African leaders are gathered at the funeral of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe in the capital Harare. Well-wishers saw his casket being paraded into the national sports stadium surrounded by a military band. There are many empty seats in the stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000 …

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Mugabe’s family and govt wrangle over Zimbabwe burial

  By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah   16 MINUTES AGO  ZIMBABWE Mugabe’s body arrived from Singapore on Wednesday in Harare where he was given an honour guard. By Zinyange Auntony (AFP) Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe’s family and the government appeared to be deadlocked on Thursday over his final resting place after relatives snubbed …

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Robert Mugabe’s body arrives Zimbabwe from Singapore

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah The remains of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe arrived at the country’s main airport earlier today but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute between some family members and the government. Mugabe who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years until he was ousted …

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Zimbabwe launches new, discounted currency as banks reopen

  By:brightwebtv.com/Martin awuku Zimbabwe’s central bank began trading a sharply discounted replacement currency on Friday, attempting to ease a cash crunch that has hobbled the economy and plunged millions deep into poverty.   Zimbabwe adopted the dollar in 2009 but, as a chronic hard currency shortage worsened, introduced a parallel …

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International labour leader, Kwasi Adu Amankwah detained in Zimbabwe

  By:brightwebtv.com/Martin awuku. The Zimbabwe Immigration department has detained International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Africa Secretary-General, Kwasi Adu Amankwah who arrived in the country on Tuesday morning for an international solidarity meeting with one of its affiliate, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).     It was not immediately clear …

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British lawmaker calls for recolonisation of Zimbabwe

  By Martin Awuku. 23 January. Zimbabwe’s current political and socio-economic problems have become the subject of debate in the UK’s House of Lords with one peer asking whether the British government was considering recolonising the country. With President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration had already indicated its willingness to re-join the …

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Zimbabwe deploys riot police to control violent fuel price hike protests

Zimbabwe police were deployed in Harare to patrol and stop and search citizens after protests erupted over a sharp increase in the price of fuel. Picture: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo   Harare – Zimbabwe police were deployed in Harare on Monday to patrol and stop and search citizens after protests erupted over …

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