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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tshangarai dies

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tshangarai dies

INTERNATIONAL
Johannesburg, South Africa: Zimbabwe's opposition leader and Movement for Democratic Change Party President Morgan Tsvangirai has died at 65 years. Mr Tsvangirai, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer for a period. According to MDC Party Vice President Elias Mudzuri, Tshangarai died on Wednesday evening in South Africa. Elections are due within the next six months and Mr Tsvangirai's illness and now death leaves his party in disarray, to the advantage of the ruling ZANU-PF party, now led by former Mugabe deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. Tsvangirai was the MDC candidate in the controversial 2002 presidential election, losing to Mugabe. before he  contested the first round of the 2008 presidential election as the MDC-T candidate, taking 47.8% o
Poor rains, fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable

Poor rains, fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable

AFRICA
HARARE, Zimbabwe: Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the form of consolidating information through assessments and anticipatory measures that reduce the impact of threats are crucial for an effective response. Fall Armyworm, which first emerged last season, has compounded the situation as it continues to spread within national territories and beyond. The pest is now present across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) except Mauritius and Lesotho. Partial fall armyworm monitoring has pointed to Malawi as the hotspot in the 2017/18 season, and the country has since
IMF MD Christine Lagarde Meets with President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe

IMF MD Christine Lagarde Meets with President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde today met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Madame Lagarde welcomed President Mnangagwa’s commitment to stabilizing the Zimbabwean economy and working towards normalizing the country’s engagement with the international community. She reiterated the IMF’s commitment to continue to support Zimbabwe as it addresses its economic challenges.
Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

INTERNATIONAL
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly anticipated historical period drama Britannia. From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix. Set in 43AD, Britannia tells the story of the determined, but terrified Roman invaders and the occupied Celts and Druids, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a new world order. Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior wo