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Zimbabwe: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:44 am
In the confusion and concern surrounding the potential for hyperinflation to heavily affect Zimbabwe, bitcoin has become a viable and popular means of transacting with regards to big ticket items, driving the price of the cryptocurrency on the local exchange. The price of bitcoin on Zimbabwe’s exchange, BitcoinFundi, was trading at a 85 percent premium at $7,200 per bitcoin on Wednesday.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:38 am
Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry is Africa’s most decorated Olympian, having won seven individual medals at the Olympic Games during her illustrious career. Zimbabwe has never been a particularly successful nation at the Olympics, but golden girl Coventry has been a shining star in the pool for the southern Africans since she was a teenager.
Keren Mikva, 4:50 pm
It’s the fourth-longest river in Africa, and vital to the economies of countries it runs through. The fertile Zambezi river basin plays host to a vast variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, lions, and hundreds of bird species. While some species are protected, hunting safaris are common. But areas once considered protected are also being exploited for mining. Australian-owned company Zambezi Resources received a 25-year license to mine for copper in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:44 am AFKI Original
The 2017 AFCON qualification matches took place over the course of the past weekend, with a number of national teams securing their places at the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of the final qualifying matchday. The tournament is set to take place in Gabon at the beginning of next year, so the Panthers are assured of qualification as hosts, but for the rest of the continent, the qualification phase has been crucial.
Becca Blond, 12:20 pm AFKI Original
Omar Hassan al-Bashir has ruled Sudan for 25 years and 7 months, but he’s nowhere near to being No. 1 on this list. He overthrew a democratically elected civilian government and the country has been in a state of civil war ever since. More than 1 million people are reported dead. This morning, Bashir slipped out of South Africa, where he was attending and A.U. summit, after the ICC ordered him to be detained. These are 10 of the longest-reigning African dictators.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:39 am
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi was delighted at the arrival of the Zimbabwe cricket team this week, and the captain was full of praise for the Africans and their ‘courage’ in visiting his country. This reaction is a result of the Zimbabweans being the first test-playing nation to visit Pakistan in six years.
Keren Mikva, 9:12 am AFKI Original
The former vice president of Zimbabwe, Joice Mujuru was considered a popular successor to Zimbabwe’s longtime dictator, President Robert Mugabe. Then things changed. Grace Mugabe entered into ZANU-PF leadership in early 2014 with political aspirations of her own, and embarked on a campaign to embarrass Mujuru publicly. Here are 12 things you should know about Joice Mujuru.
Keren Mikva, 3:52 pm AFKI Original
She was given a doctorate in sociology after two months in the program at
the University of Zimbabwe. President Mugabe helped make that happen. He is the chancellor of the university. Many in the academic community called on Grace to return the degree, concerned that it could harm the reputation of the university. She has been a polarizing figure in African politics. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Grace Mugabe and her potential role in Zimbabwean politics.
Peter Pedroncelli, 12:37 pm AFKI Original
Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter is running for re-election for a fifth term, but he will not be running unopposed, as Prince Ali and former Portugal international Luis Figo are both aiming to give Blatter competition in his quest to continue as the head of football’s governing body.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:06 am AFKI Original
The Warriors of Zimbabwe have been given a ban from participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers due to the fact that the FA has not paid former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini, also known as Valinhos, for his services at the helm of the national team in 2008.
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