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Zimbabwe teachers to strike over low pay

The planned strike by more than 100,000 teachers comes shortly after Mnangagwa cut short his annual vacation to try and end a month-long strike by state doctors demanding higher salaries and improved work conditions.

Rand slips in early trade

Similar falls were seen in other emerging market currencies like the Russian rouble and Turkish lira.

US pullout from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way: Trump

The president has come under withering pressure both at home and in allied capitals after previous statements indicating that he considered the IS group vanquished and that he wanted US troops out of Syria imminently.