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Zimbabwe, like other African countries, is trying a phased re-opening of schools after closing in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but many teachers are refusing to return to class, pointing to low pay and unsafe conditions. Only a limited amount of hand sanitiser has been made available to schools, according to the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government threatened to replace defiant teachers if they don’t soon return to the classrooms. Earlier, the country’s finance ministry was accused of using U.S.$10.6 billion between 2015 and 2018 outside budget allocations and without the approval of Parliament.

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  • The finance ministry has been accused of using U.S.$10.6 billion between 2015 and 2018 outside budget allocations and without the approval of Parliament. This emerged during the … Read more »

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  • In a webinar meeting to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe, former Botswana president Ian Khama said Zimbabweans had shown tremendous resilience in the face of a brutal regime. “40 … Read more »

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