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Mnangagwa donates $ 1 million to Global Fund

By Leopold Munhende

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose government is struggling to keep citizens alive with most of the public hospitals abandoned on Thursday, has joined 18 other African countries in donating to the global fight against HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Mnangagwa is in France for the World Health Conference, where he donated $ 1 million to the Global Fund on behalf of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe went into recession again, with inflation accelerating, forcing commodity prices to soar as the citizens were thrown into despair.

The ghost of another collapse is approaching, with doctors on strike for 40 days, teachers threatening to join them, while the rest of the civil servants warn that a final meeting is scheduled for Friday to decide the next course of action.

Government officials are demanding wages pegged to the dollar's interbank rate, but the Mnangagwa government has argued that it cannot afford the expenses.

Mnangagwa, who is under pressure from his frequent travels, flew straight to France after spending two days in Uganda, where he attended the country's 57th independence celebrations in Sironko.

His host, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, bestowed upon him the highest honor of his country, The Most Excellent Order of Pearls in Africa, The Grand Master.

The conference aims to raise $ 14 billion to prevent about 234 million new infections and end all three epidemics.

Mali pledged the largest 18 representatives from Africa at the half-billion-euro conference.

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