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LATEST: Zimbabwe says it respects WHO decision on Mugabe

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Zimbabwe's government says it respects the decision by the World Health Organisation chief to withdraw the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

Mugabe WHO appointment 'absolutely unacceptable, ridiculous': Canada PM

2017-10-22 14:41

The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday.

LATEST: WHO chief says 'rethinking approach' after Mugabe appointment uproar

2017-10-22 07:02

The head of the World Health Organisation says he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

Man, 43, kills cheating wife's lover with 'red hot dehorning iron'

2017-10-21 14:30

A Zimbabwean veterinary worker, who caught his wife in bed with his friend, has been arrested after burning him to death with a "red hot dehorning iron", says a report.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Uganda

2017-10-21 07:14

A Zimbabwean pastor who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die in October is reportedly planning to contest the forthcoming elections, and Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations.

WHO chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'

2017-10-20 20:59

The World Health Organisation has selected Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as its "goodwill ambassador" despite the veteran leader facing United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses.

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1 100 suspected cases: WHO

2017-10-20 16:28

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1 100, the World Health Organisation says.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

Hangman's job in Zimbabwe gets 'flood' of applications

2017-10-19 18:07

The job of hangman used to be unpopular in Zimbabwe, but more than 50 people are now applying to be state executioner in a country where employment is hard to find.

Mujuru: I often clashed with Mugabe over his 'bad economic policies'

2017-10-19 15:00

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly claimed that she often clashed with President Robert Mugabe over his "bad economic policies", "disagreements which made her boss unhappy and resulted in her dismissal from government".

 

Twitter reacts after WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe

2017-10-22 16:15

Twitter is abuzz following the decision by the head of the World Health Organisation to withdraw his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

WHO reverses Mugabe goodwill ambassador appointment

2017-10-22 14:39

The head of the World Health Organisation says it has reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, saying it was in the "best interests" of the UN agency.

Decision to appoint Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador 'is deeply disappointing, wrong'

2017-10-21 17:40

Shock and condemnation is continuing after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organisation by the agency's first African leader.

'We're ready to defend Mugabe,' war vets say as they warn of 'near' civil war - report

2017-10-21 12:30

A faction of Zimbabwe's war veterans has reportedly warned of an impending "civil war", adding that they are ready to defend President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party".

UN draws anger after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

2017-10-21 07:14

The United Nations has faced criticism after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis under his rule.

140 arrested in Malawi after mob attacks on 'vampires'

2017-10-20 18:51

Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police have said.

'Starving' Zim students in Russia 'resort to prostitution' - report

2017-10-20 10:00

Starving Zimbabwean students studying under the presidential scholarship in Russia have reportedly resorted to prostitution to cover basic living expenses after government failed to pay them their annual stipends.

'I've seen many people suffering... it's now time to meet Mugabe in parliament'

2017-10-20 06:10

A Zimbabwean pastor who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die in October is reportedly planning to contest the forthcoming elections as an independent candidate.

Why Islamist attack demands a careful response from Mozambique

2017-10-19 15:00

The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is particularly surprising given the pride the country takes in its sound and relaxed inter-religious relations, writes The Conversation.

Fight over Grace Mugabe's 'planned' ascendency to VP intensifies - report

2017-10-19 12:01

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution to accommodate a female vice president.

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