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2 Jan 2017
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are planning to mount a serious challenge to President Robert Mugabe. The 92-year-old wants to stand for re-election in 2018, but public anger is growing over his handling of the country's stalled economy.
16 Dec 2016
Zimbabwe's growing cash crisis and struggling economy will be high on the agenda when the ruling Zanu-PF party holds its annual conference this weekend. There are also fears the ruling party could split over finding a successor for President.

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