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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

HARARE Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change as he was sworn as Zimbabwe’s president Friday, seeking to reassure foreign investors and pledging to fight poverty and corruption after Robert Mugabe’s shock resignation. In his inaugural address, the new president set out a programme of dramatic change that promised a stark reversal …

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe dismissed as country’s leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired President Robert Mugabe on Sunday, ending his 37-year reign as the African country’s leader after being placed under house arrest days ago, a party official said. Recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was appointed as the new leader of the ZANU-PF party and is expected to …

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What Foods Are Most Likely to Make You Sick?

We put some common myths to rest—and help you tackle your next turkey dinner with confidence Each year, 48 million Americans eat something that makes them sick to their stomach. While most escape with nothing worse than a miserable night spent in or around a bathroom, statistics from the Centers …

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When will the Earth try to kill us again?

Most mass extinctions began with vast convulsions of Earth’s interior—can we detect that? Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of animals. And if science tells us anything, it will surely try to kill us all again. Working in the 19th century, …

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Zimbabwe: Harare airport renamed after Robert Mugabe

At a renaming ceremony in his name of the international airport in Harare on Thursday, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe said: “It is indeed a great honour for me and I’m humbled by this gesture.” The renaming came amid a week of political activity, with Mugabe wielding the axe against his …

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BREAKING NEWS: New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health …

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