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2017-01-25 08:30
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Don't marry foreigners, Zambian cops told

Cape Town – Police in Zambia have been ordered not to marry foreigners, according to a statement by Police Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media.

"Be informed that the police high command has with immediate effect directed that no police officer should marry a foreigner," read part of the statement.

The statement also advised officers who were already married to foreigners to "declare" their spouses "within a week".

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Budget bash? Mugabe youths seek funding for his birthday (and it's lower than 2016)

Harare - Have President Robert Mugabe's party youths been finally forced to take into account Zimbabwe's biting cash crunch?

They've set a fund-raising target for the president's 93rd birthday party next month - but it appears to be lower than normal.

"Each province is expected to raise $25 000 " towards the event, which this year is being held in the Matopos National Park, the state-run Chronicle reported on Monday. There are 10 provinces in Zimbabwe.

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'A little irrelevant man': Mugabe's party brushes off Malema attack

Harare - Officials from Zimbabwe's ruling party have downplayed Julius Malema's "Grandpa it's enough" criticism of longtime president, Robert Mugabe.

 "Not bothered at all by Julius Malema's latest ranting," said Psychology Maziwisa, a Zanu-PF Member of Parliament who has worked in the party's information department.

"He is a little and irrelevant man who is trying desperately to gain political mileage in South Africa by insulting a great man in Zimbabwe. Won't win!" Maziwisa posted to Facebook.

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Boko Haram 'now using babies' in suicide bombings, Nigeria officials say

Cape Town – Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are reportedly now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, a report has said.

According to BBC, on January 13, two women detonated their devised in a town called Madagali, killing themselves, two babies and four others.

 The report said that the two managed to pass a checkpoint after they were thought to be ordinary civilians, as they carried infants.

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Gambia's Barrow vows to go after Jammeh plunder

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's team announced on Monday his vice-president would be a woman who has vowed to prosecute former leader Yahya Jammeh and take back assets she says were stolen from the nation.

The alleged plunder of some $11m by Jammeh as he clung on to power in recent weeks has left the tiny African country in financial difficulty, a Barrow aide said.

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Harare flood victims say state has abandoned them

Harare – Three weeks of incessant rain have collapsed houses and caused unsanitary conditions that are causing residents of Harare’s townships to fear for their health.

GroundUp reports that the informal settlement of Hopley Farm, home to many of the people pushed out of the centre of Harare by President Robert Mugabe’s Operation Murambatsvina in 2005, is badly affected.

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