Zimbabwe

As it happened: Zim's anti-Mugabe protest

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe opposition parties go ahead with the planned grand demonstration to press for the implementation of electoral reforms.

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'Abducted' Zim activist is now in police custody - lawyer

2016-08-26 21:13

A Zimbabwean activist who was reported abducted during protests in Harare has been found in police custody, a human rights lawyer says.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

2016-08-26 20:14

Zimbabwean police have used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Zimbabwe protests: a timeline

2016-08-26 08:12

As opposition supporters in Harare brace for potential clashes with police during a planned march on Friday, here is a brief timeline of key dates in the protest movement in Zimbabwe over the last 18 months.

Zim Reserve Bank soothes jittery investors

2016-08-26 10:24

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has reassured foreign investors that remittance of capital is a top payment priority, and that payments will still be made in dolllars.

 

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

2016-08-26 08:40

A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Pro-Mugabe columnist attacks Kofi Annan

2016-08-24 14:32

Kofi Annan and his co-Elders are “Western puppets” and “busybodies”, a pro-Robert Mugabe columnist has charged after the internationally respected statesmen asked SADC to support a smooth transition in crisis-hit Zimbabwe.

Zim supermarket at centre of storm over ex-newscaster's arrest

2016-08-24 12:21

A leading supermarket in Zimbabwe has found itself at the centre of a social media storm over the way it handled the arrest of a former news anchor who was caught shoplifting, but later found to have a mild form of dementia.

'No UK taxpayers' money will be used to fund Mugabe's govt'

2016-08-23 11:27

Britain has been forced to take the unusual step of insisting that it is not “bailing out” cash-strapped Zimbabwe following a media row over revelations a former cabinet minister held quiet talks with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Police won't stop our peaceful march, Zim's MDC says

2016-08-26 08:12

Zimbabwe’s main opposition parties have gone to court to block police from disrupting a march planned for Friday, the latest of a string of protests in the southern African country.

Zim govt warns protesters ahead of Friday march

2016-08-26 07:09

Zimbabwe’s home affairs minister says the government won’t tolerate any attempt to undermine peace in an apparent threat against a huge march by opposition parties on Friday.

Tensions rise as Zim anti-riot police deploy ahead of national protest

2016-08-25 16:22

Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Masvingo have been left dismayed by the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of a planned national protest, the Zimbabwe Mail reports.

State Zim radio plays 'Talking 'Bout a Revolution as Harare riots rage

2016-08-25 09:53

As riot police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters in central Harare, a DJ on Zimbabwe’s state radio agreed to play a rather daring choice of song: Tracy Chapman’s Talking 'Bout a Revolution.

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

2016-08-24 12:39

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

Protesting Zimbabweans 'speaking with one voice' - activist

2016-08-23 19:18

Zimbabweans are finally "speaking with one voice", a leading human rights activist has said after the country was rocked by a wave of anti-government protests.

Broke Zim govt to hire more teachers

2016-08-23 10:12

Zimbabwe's education department is set to employ more mathematics and science teachers in the next two years, despite an ongoing government job freeze, a report says.

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