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/ 4 April 2008

Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday decided President Robert Mugabe should contest a run-off vote against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai if neither wins a majority in the presidential election. The party politburo met for about five hours to discuss Mugabe’s next move in facing the greatest crisis of his 28-year rule.

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/ 18 February 2008

Divisions cause turmoil in Zim ruling party

Zimbabwe’s ruling party, shaken by internal divisions and a potentially strong election challenge to President Robert Mugabe, will expel candidates running against its official nominees in the March vote, the official media said on Monday. An independent observer group, meanwhile, has reported widespread vote-buying attempts.

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/ 5 September 2007

Zimbabwe faces food-shortage crisis

The number of people facing serious food shortages in Zimbabwe is expected to grow to 4,1-million over the first quarter of next year, the Canadian ambassador to the African country said on Wednesday. ”This figure is expected to increase dramatically in the coming months,” Roxanne Dube said at a ceremony where Canada donated ,3-million to the World Food Programme.

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/ 2 September 2007

Zim has no cash for wheat consignment

President Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped government in Zimbabwe cannot afford to pay for 36 000 tonnes of wheat stuck at the nearest seaport of Beira in Mozambique, reports said on Sunday. Bread has been in short supply since Mugabe’s government imposed sweeping price controls on all goods and services.