Zimbabwe

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0 Controversy as Mugabe wins Zimbabwe presidential polls again

Zimbabweans line up near a polling station in Harare.Alexander Joe Zimbabwe’s 89 year-old President Robert Mugabe extended his time in office to a seventh term. The man who has ruled since 1980 defeated his opponent and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai by carrying 61% of the vote. Western nations raised concerns…

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0 Little progress for some of the world’s poor, says report

The UK-based Catholic charity CAFOD interviewed 1,420 people in 56 communities across Uganda, Bolivia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. They found that factors outside of the control of people are increasing poverty. Issues including environmental¬†degradation, violent conflict, food price changes and economic crises all impact the lives of the poor.¬†While many…