Incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as winner of Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential elections. The septuagenarian polled 50.8% of votes as against 44.3% by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa.With one Province left to be declared to have a final figure on the presidential race there is clearly a very close contest between the two front runners – President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, the main opposition leader.
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Via Daily News
Emerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe President in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the capital, Harare. In his speech, Mnangagwa paid tribute to former President Robert Mugabe, whom he called the “father of the nation”, and vowed to fight poverty and corruption. He also said that elections will be held next year. Several heads of state from countries in the region, such as Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia, attended the ceremony. The main absence is that of Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over the presidency of the country after the political crisis that led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.
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Via Al Jazeera
O governo zimbabuano está planejando adotar o Yuan chinês como moeda corrente no país. De acordo com o Ministro das Finanças, Patrick Chinamasa, esta possibilidade corresponde a maior aceitabilidade dos clientes zimbabuanos da moeda chinesa. Vale ressaltar que a China se tornou o segundo maior parceiro comercial, atrás apenas da África do Sul, bem como no maior investidor no Zimbábue.
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