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Fastjet to sell Zimbabwe unit to survive until 2021

FastJet Group announced plans on November 27 to dispose of its Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare Int’l) unit to a consortium led by the group’s biggest shareholder, Solenta Aviation Group, for USD8 million, so that the South Africa-based but London-listed firm can stay afloat until 2021. It blamed persistent volatility and …

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‘Dysfunctional’ Zimbabwe on brink of man-made starvation

  Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation and the number of people needing help is “shocking” for a country not in conflict, a United Nations special expert on the right to food said Thursday. Hilal Elver said she found stunted and underweight children, mothers too hungry to breastfeed …

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Zimbabwe sacks more than 200 doctors over strike action

The body in charge of the public health service in Zimbabwe has said that 211 doctors have been sacked this week because of their on-going strike for better pay. The doctors were “found guilty of absenting themselves from duty without leave or reasonable cause” for five or more days, according …

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Zimbabwe doctors protest at ‘abduction’ of union leader

Hundreds of doctors have marched through the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, to condemn the alleged abduction of their union leader. Peter Magombeyi had organised a series of strikes over poor pay and working conditions in recent weeks. On Saturday, he sent a WhatsApp message alleging he had been kidnapped by three …

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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dead

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years were …

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