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Zimbabwe: President launches space agency

12.07.2018

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched a space agency to help farmers, mine companies and cartographers, among others.

The Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (ZNGSA) is expected to use observation satellites and drones, among other hardware, to help in its work, AFP news agency reports.

The ZNGSA was launched alongside two other new organisations aimed at modernising the country, according to the state-owned Herald newspaper.

The president is currently campaigning ahead of elections on 30 July - the first since the ousting of President Robert Mugabe last year.

His main challenger is the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, Nelson Chamisa.

BBC


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