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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said. His death on Wednesday night at the age of 65 throws uncertainty over his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party less than three months after …

Zimbabwe opposition reunites to challenge Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday reunited with his former allies to agree a pre-election pact to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade hold on power at the polls next year. Mugabe, 93, has ruled the former British colony since independence in 1980. Tsvangirai’s Movement …

Zimbabwe’s president warns against further protests

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s longtime president has praised his security forces while warning against violent protests, days after the police crushed an anti-government march in the capital, Harare. President Robert Mugabe spoke Monday at a commemoration event notable for the absence of some of his previously loyal wartime allies. …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years as president of Egypt, Whitney Houston drowns in her bathtub … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars …

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2015 with 323 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include Englishman Henry Fox Talbot, …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2014 with 111 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include German optician Carl Zeiss in …

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe’s main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country’s dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad. Several …

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

SYDNEY (AP) — Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia has asked the Australian government for asylum, saying she fears for her safety and believes Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s government is “illegitimate,” media reported Saturday. Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe since independence from British rule in 1980, won a disputed election in July …