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Donors halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse

Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday.

The social cash transfer scheme is a donor-supported programme under which the government relays money to vulnerable households in rural areas in Africa’s No.2…

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Zim: Cholera 'spreading rapidly in capital Harare,' says WHO

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25, the government said on Thursday as the World Health Organisation warned that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.

"There are now 3 766 cases. The number of deaths is now 25," Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists.

The WHO said it was "scaling…

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Zim soldiers, riot police force vendors off the streets amid deadly cholera outbreak

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly issued a banning order against vendors across the capital, Harare, following a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 30 lives in recent weeks.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, at least two cabinet ministers issued the banning orders on Monday.

“As way of improving the general sanitation in the city…

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Zimbabwe's Chamisa will be arrested if he carries out 'inauguration': minister

Zimbabwe’s justice minister says opposition leader Nelson Chamisa faces arrest if he has himself “sworn in” as president this week.

Chamisa has said he will be “inaugurated by the people” at the party’s 19th anniversary celebrations in Harare on Saturday.

But Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said what Chamisa's MDC Alliance is planning to do is “a…

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