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Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga fired 16,000 striking nurses on Monday, accusing them of being politically motivated.
The Presidency’s concern is in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
The former president has been called before MPs on 9 May.
Hakainde Hichelema says failure to intervene might lead to mass migration into South Africa.
Zimbabwe left in 2003 after former president Robert Mugabe was slated for violent seizures of white-owned farms.
The existing name angers some citizens as it is a mix of Swazi and English.
The government on Tuesday sacked the majority of 15,000 nurses who started industrial action this week, shortly after doctors ended their month-long strike.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Burati, said the army had been working for several years towards producing some of its equipment locally.
The draft law changing the criminal code was passed late Wednesday in the lower house, with 90 votes in favour and 22 against after eight hours of debate.
Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network researchers found that there were malaria parasites in some of the donated blood in sub-Saharan Africa.
The national football league (Linafoot) announced Wednesday that it had suspended "all its activities until further notice".
Witnesses said the mace-snatchers drove into Senate premises and passed through security unchecked.
Malawi's national HIV/AIDS prevalence dropped to 8.8 percent in 2016 from 30 percent in 1985 when the first HIV/Aids case was registered.
The Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association maintained that their dismissals were an allegation, as their employer, the Health Services Board, still had subsisting contracts with them.
Egypt's control of the Halayeb triangle, which lies near the Red Sea in a mineral-rich border region, has been a bone of contention between the two neighbours for decades.
Constant Omari has been held since Tuesday along with an official from the Congolese sports ministry and two others from the Association of football in the country.
Detainees, notably boys, were raped by guards, according to the Human Right Watch report
Kenyan government has fired more than 70 teachers over misconduct after 40 others were fired for similar offence earlier this year.
The nurses’ strike comes after government gave in to doctors’ demands and hiked their salaries and allowances following a month-long strike that had crippled the health sector.
Congolese authorities transported the group in trucks to the village of Katoto, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) away.
Singer Nassib Abdul, whose stage name is Diamond Platnumz, was detained on Monday for sharing a clip kissing a girl.
Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the news website Maka Angola, faces up to three years in jail.
They were punished for either accepting bribes or not having the necessary qualifications.
Zimbabwe had fractured relations with the West and became increasingly isolated under former president Robert Mugabe. would like to send you push notifications.
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