U.S. support puts Zim girls through the hoops

Harare, August 27, 2018: A three-day basketball camp for under 17 girls ended on Sunday at the Harare International School in Mount Pleasant. The ‘Lead Camp 2018’ exposed the 40 youthful female participants, selected from Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces through a rigorous process, to basketball and life skills under the tutelage of top basketball coaches from ...
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Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court Ruling on the Presidential Election

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 24, 2018 Today, Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court declared Emmerson D. Mnangagwa the winner of the election and Zimbabwe’s next President and dismissed MDC Alliance’s challenge of the July 30 presidential election results. The United States urges all parties to respect the Zimbabwean constitution and the rule of ...
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Recent Events in Zimbabwe

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2018 The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also ...
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Zimbabwe’s Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 3, 2018   Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections presented the country with an historic chance to move beyond the political and economic crises of the past and toward profound democratic change. The Zimbabwean people turned out massively to cast their votes, underscoring their aspirations for a better ...
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U.S. Embassy observes July 30 Zim elections

Harare, July 27, 2018: The United States supports the Zimbabwean people’s desire to determine their future through a free, fair, and credible election on July 30. At the Zimbabwean government’s invitation, twenty teams from the Embassy will be in the field observing polling throughout Zimbabwe. They have been accredited by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). ...
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Ambassador Nichols meets President Mnangagwa

The U.S. Embassy in Harare is delighted to welcome the Honorable Brian A. Nichols as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zimbabwe.  Ambassador Nichols presented his credentials to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who officially accepted them today, July 19, 2018. Ambassador Nichols joins the U.S. Mission ...
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U.S. Investment Corporation monitoring Zimbabwe situation

Harare, July 9, 2018: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) says it is closely monitoring the political situation in Zimbabwe as it rolls out an initiative which will mobilize more than $1 billion to projects that support transportation, communications, and value chains in Africa over the next three years. “We are following that (developments in ...
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U.S. envoy Nichols headed for Zim after conclusion of nomination process

Harare, June 29 2018- The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Ambassador-designate Brian Nichols as Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe. The confirmation by the Senate completes the nomination process by the United States government and the top American diplomat will travel to Zimbabwe to start his assignment after presenting credentials to the Zimbabwean President. ...
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U.S. condemns murder of two year old Professor Lumbe

Harare, June 14 2018- We join others in condemning the murder of two-year-old Professor Lumbe – a senseless and horrific act.  We echo the call for the perpetrators to be held accountable. We understand an investigation is ongoing, but should this murder prove to be politically motivated, failure to provide justice for Professor and his ...
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United States supports life-saving interventions at Hopley Clinic

Harare, June 11, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Southern Africa and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington visited Hopley Clinic in Harare, commending efforts by doctors, nurses, and community health workers for their excellent work to ensure that close to 130,000 individuals in the underserved Harare community receive ...
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United States launches $25 million program to improve health for Zimbabwean families

Harare, 13 June, 2018 – Today at the Cresta Lodge, the United States celebrated the launch of Mhuri Imuli, a five-year $25 million program to improve the health of Zimbabwean families.  The program will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to expand access to and improve the quality of ...
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U.S. rooting for Zimbabwe to succeed: Ambassador Harrington

Harare, June 8, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington is in Zimbabwe on a three-day tour that will enable him to meeting government and nongovernmental players as Zimbabwe prepares for elections July 30. He told the media that the  United States is interested in a better relationship with Zimbabwe ...
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PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps

Harare, June 6, 2018: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare’ Hatcliffe township June 2nd. “Statistics received from the International Training and ...
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U.S., WUA commemorate Women’s History Month

Harare, March 29, 2018: A senior official at the Zimbabwe Central Bank says there is improvement in women’s participation in institutional decision making.  Addressing the Hope Fay Lecture at Women’s University in Africa on Wednesday, Dr Jesimen Tarisai Chipika, Deputy to the Reserve Bank Governor spoke on the topic “Women and the economy in Zimbabwe: ...
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U.S., IOM add to Zim’s response to human trafficking

Harare, February 27 2018: The United States government- through the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP), is providing funding support to enhance Zimbabwe and the SADC region’s response to trafficking in persons. The funding, reaching just over $2 million, will enable Zimbabwe and the SADC region to start various ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. on IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.  IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims Monday, February 25, 2018 (Holiday Inn, Harare)    Officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Officials from the International Organization for Migration Members of the Press (Others for Protocol Order)   Good morning to you all.  It ...
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American Franchise Pizza Hut Opens in Zimbabwe

Harare, February 16, 2018– The Unites States welcomes the official launch of Pizza Hut in Harare at Sam Levy’s Village. Representing the U.S. Embassy at the grand opening, Embassy Spokesperson and Public Affairs Officer David McGuire said the successful launch of Pizza Hut is a demonstration that American companies see attractive business prospects in Zimbabwe. “We ...
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U.S. Embassy mourns the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai

The U.S. Embassy wishes to express its sincere condolences on the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the people of Zimbabwe. We join Zimbabweans across the country in mourning the passing of a political leader who tirelessly fought for peace and democratic principles, and we salute ...
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United States works with 350,000 Zimbabwean farmers to tackle dangerous pest targeting maize crop

Harare, 12 February, 2018 – In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall army worm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, fall army worm can feed on 80 different crop species, including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been ...
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U.S., Zimbabwe celebrates Black History Month

Harare, February 7, 2018: The United States Embassy and Zimbabwean partners celebrate Black History Month- also known as African American History Month in America- with a series of activities across Zimbabwe. These will include discussion sessions, infotainment and educational events to promote understanding of the contributions made by African Americans to societal progress in the ...
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U.S. Colleges host over 1300 Zimbabwean Students

  Harare, November 29, 2017– According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released mid- November by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the number of Zimbabwean students in the United States increased by 2.7 percent over the ...
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U.S. Government program saves lives of mothers, babies, and children in Manicaland

Harare, 29 November, 2017 – Today at Manna Resorts, the United States, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) together with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC). Launched in 2013, the USAID-supported MCHIP activity has demonstrated impressive achievements to reduce maternal, newborn, and ...
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U.S. congratulates Zimbabweans

Harare, November 21, 2017: Tonight marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. We congratulate all Zimbabweans who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue. As Secretary Tillerson recently stated, Zimbabwe has an historic opportunity to set itself on a new path. Through that process, the United States urges ...
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Embassy Harare Statement on Political Uncertainty in Zimbabwe

Harare, November 16 2017- The U.S. government is deeply concerned by recent actions undertaken by Zimbabwean military forces. The U.S. government does not take sides in matters of internal Zimbabwean politics and calls for an expedient transition to democratic, civilian order. We call on Zimbabwean military leaders to exercise restraint, respect the rule of law, uphold ...
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U.S., Zimbabwe celebrate Cyber-Security awareness month

Americans and Zimbabweans marked the conclusion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) with a discussion on Tuesday.   Speakers and participants agreed that a safe and secure cyberspace is an urgent necessity owing to the growth of online transactions in the financial sector as well as use of the cyberspace for communication purposes, but regulations ...
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U.S. official engages youth in Bulawayo on citizen journalism

Bulawayo, October 25, 2017– A senior United States Embassy official says citizens can contribute towards the successful conduct of elections if they constructively use citizen journalism techniques to share information about their experiences as well as challenges members of the public face during the electoral process. “We don’t want to have a flawed election; we ...
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U.S. provides over $100K for Lupane Women’s Development Trust

Lupane, October 18 2017: The United States, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is providing $100,000 over two years to assist the Lupane Women’s Development Trust (Lupane Women). The funding will enable the Matabeleland North-based organization to build the capacity of its members in governance and marketing, as well as develop existing agricultural ...
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U.S. engages Zim on human trafficking

Harare, October 2, 2017: The United States is pushing for more partnerships with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) and will support efforts to reform legislation so it conforms to international best practice, a delegation from the State Department Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons said. “Our foreign assistance (in Zimbabwe) is going to ...
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Governments can do more to increase food self-sufficiency- Secretary Espy

Tsholotsho, September 28 2017- Former United States congressman, Michael Espy, says governments can do more to enhance progress towards food self-sufficiency, including allowing the international community to continue to play a role. According to the former U.S. Secretary for Agriculture, now a member of the governing board of the international Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture ...
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U.S. Helps Return Land to Communities for Productive Use

The Liberation War of the 1970s left Zimbabwe with arguably the densest minefields to be found anywhere in the world.  Original estimates reported seven minefields, covering 766 kilometers (km) along the Zambian and Mozambican borders.  The minefields consisted of mainly anti-personnel mines at a reported density of 5,500 per linear km.  The current estimate for ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Trial of Pastor Evan Mawarire

The United States is monitoring the trial of Pastor Evan Mawarire, and calls for an end to arbitrary arrests and intimidation for political purposes. We support freedom of expression and the right of peaceful assembly. We call on the Government of Zimbabwe to respect and to protect the human rights of all persons in Zimbabwe, ...
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USAID Activity Improves Food Security in Rural Zimbabwe

Tsholotsho, 20 September 2017: An activity funded by the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is making strides in improving food security and nutrition in North and South Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. The activity—dubbed Amalima—takes its name from the Ndebele custom by which communities come together to help each other engage in ...
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U.S. backs Zim progress towards TB infection control

A senior official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a United States government health agency, has called for increased collaboration among private and public health organisations to sustain efforts that accelerate progress in preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers. ”It is paramount that we implement measures to keep ...
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Influential U.S. cleric, T.D. Jakes, concludes Zim tour

Harare, September 11, 2017: Famous American bishop and author Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., widely known as T.D. Jakes, concluded his visit to Harare with a meeting with United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. on Saturday. He described visit to the southern African country as “a great experience.”   “It’s been a great experience,” said Jakes, ...
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Zimbabwe:Works beneficiaries earn $31 million and generate 6,000 jobs

HARARE, ZIMBABWE To recognize five years of promoting sustainable youth development in Zimbabwe, the International Youth Foundation is honoured to host the Zimbabwe:Works (Z:W) Celebration on September 6, 2017. Since its inception in June 2012, Z:W has collaborated with 27 local NGO and private sector partners in 12 districts to equip nearly 29,000 young people ...
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Hidden Figures an affirmation of women’s strength

Harare, September 1, 2017: The award winning American film, Hidden Figures, is an affirmation of women’s strength and a symbol of the contribution of minorities in struggles for human emancipation, speakers said at the 19th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF 2017).  Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of female African-American ...
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Mandela Washington fellows in governance push

Harare, August 28, 2017: Alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship – the YaliCreatives- last week concluded a series of training sessions to promote public participation in governance issues. Congratulating the graduates of the final training session in Harare, U.S. Embassy officials- Stacy Lomba and John Taylor of the Public Affairs Section- said the United States’ ...
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USAID awards $20 million to Africaid to improve HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for youth

Harare, 10 August, 2017 – Today at Meikles Hotel in Harare, the U.S. Embassy, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Zimbabwean private voluntary organization, Africaid, signed an award of $20 million to improve HIV care and treatment for children, adolescents, and young people. At the event, USAID/ Zimbabwe Mission Director Stephanie ...
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U.S. to welcome 60 young Zimbabweans for Mandela Washington Fellowship

Harare, June 6, 2017: Sixty young Zimbabweans have been selected to participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The young leaders, selected from a pool of over 2,600 applicants from Zimbabwe alone, will join 940 others from across the continent. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. hosted the departing contingent on ...
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Senior U.S. State Department official visit to Zimbabwe

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Transcript: DAS O’Connell visit to Zimbabwe Harare, June 6, 2017: Following her visit to Zimbabwe Carol Thompson O’Connell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs visited Zimbabwe for the first time since assuming her position in President Trump’s administration in March 2017. She held meetings with representatives of ...
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Upcoming YALI EXPO a symbol of determination by Zim youth leaders

By David McGuire Harare, May 23, 2017: The U.S. Embassy sends its heartfelt congratulations to the Zimbabwean YALI Mandela Washington Fellows for its upcoming “YALIExpo” running under the theme “Harness the Hustle.” The event will take place at the Meikles Hotel Rooftop on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The free expo will ...
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American university choir concludes Zim tour

Harare, May 31, 2017: A United States based college musical ensemble, Gonzaga University Chamber Chorus, concluded a two week visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe on Tuesday. The 28 member ensemble comprised of students studying in various academic and professional fields held seminars and workshops with high schools, colleges and prominent choral groups in the two ...
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U.S. Foreign Press Centers invites Zim scribe for press freedom tour

Harare, May 31, 2017: Zimbabwe Independent reporter, Hazel Ndebele, has a rare chance to witness media engagement and press freedom issues in the United States under the new administration after she was selected to be one of several journalists by the United States Foreign Press Centers. The tour entitled “Media Literacy and Press Freedom in the ...
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U.S. Welcomes Zimbabwean Students

By Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. Harare, May 5 2017- I want to congratulate all students in Zimbabwe who have received offers of admission from one or more of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields ...
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PEPFAR, partners breathe life into Harare’s First Street

Harare, May 4, 2017– The OK- PEPFAR First Street Stage in central Harare was a hive of activity with scores of individuals queuing to get tested for HIV as well as receive health information on Wednesday. The platform, operating under the theme “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free,” is part of the ongoing Harare International ...
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Secretary Tillerson on Zimbabwe’s Independence

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 18, 2017 On behalf of the citizens of the United States, congratulations to the people of Zimbabwe who celebrate 37 years of independence on April 18. The United States shares common values with the Zimbabwean people, including a belief in a more democratic and ...
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As Zim turns 37, U.S. Ambassador to discuss future

Harare, April 12, 2017: Ahead of Zimbabwe’s independence on April 18th, Ambassador Harry Thomas Jnr will on Thursday April 13th (4 pm Zimbabwe time) participate in a panel discussion on the future of Zimbabwe. The discussion is organized by VOA Africa Division and will be moderated by veteran journalist Blessing Zulu. Ambassador Thomas Jr. started ...
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U.S. drought response reduced suffering for over 2 million Zimbabweans as malnutrition declines

Harare, April 6, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided humanitarian assistance for over 2 million Zimbabweans during the El Niño-induced drought that led to widespread crop failure and left 4.1 million rural Zimbabweans food insecure.  As the annual harvest approaches, USAID and its partners are reviewing the ...
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Statement on deteriorating Human Rights situation in Zimbabwe

Harare, February 6, 2017: The United States is extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, as evidenced by the unwarranted arrest and continued detention of Pastor Evan Mawarire and the incarceration of Pastor Phillip Patrick Mugadza. The U.S. Government unequivocally believes in the basic right to freedom of speech ...
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United States provides $4 million to alleviate impact of drought on people living with HIV

Harare, 30 January, 2016 – The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country.  This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 ...
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U.S. health agency backs Zim typhoid response efforts

Harare, January 24, 2017: A United States health agency is providing assistance to the government of Zimbabwe and has deployed health experts to provide laboratory and epidemiological surveillance support to contain the outbreak of typhoid fever in the country, an official said on Thursday. “For our part we were asked to provide two things, the ...
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U.S. provides $265,000 in small grants to communities in ten Zim provinces

Harare, December 5 2016: The United States Embassy is providing $265,000 is small grants to community organizations in nine provinces, Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. announced on Monday. “I am delighted to announce that my Embassy is giving $265,000 in small grants to communities in nine provinces to celebrate their commitment to changing lives,” said Ambassador ...
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United States, Global Fund distribute 1.7 million nets to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

Harare, 19 October, 2016 –The United States government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year.  This effort, which is coordinated and led by the Ministry of Health and Child ...
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U.S. supports foundation for transparent, accountable economic policy making

Harare, September 8, 2016: United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. says the partnership between his government and Zimbabwean institutions has laid the foundation for transparent, accountable and evidence based policy-making that will unlock Zimbabwe’s economic potential. “Since 2011, the USAID-Strategic Economic Research and Analysis (USAID- SERA) program has partnered with a number of Zimbabwean institutions to ...
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