Zimbabwe

Mugabe 'unmoved' after Obama snubs him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union headquarters as 'just a visit by another visitor'.

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2 Zimbabweans face charges over death of Cecil the lion

2015-07-28 14:12

A Zimbabwean professional hunter and a local landowner will appear in court on poaching charges for allegedly killing a much-loved lion called Cecil, officials say, after the felion's death caused widespread outrage.

Don't parrot Western ideologies, Mugabe tells journalists

2015-07-23 19:05
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on African journalists to tell the "African story" and stop being "used" by Western powers to "despise" the continent’s heads of state, media reports say.

 

Zim MP brings used underwear to parliament

2015-07-23 19:05

There was drama in Zimbabwe's parliament after an MP from the opposition MDC paraded used underwear in the House in protest against the importation and resale of such garments, media reports say.

Mugabe ally left 'shaken' after receiving bullet parcel – reports

2015-07-22 15:00

An ally of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s has reportedly been left "shaken" after he received an envelope containing an AK47 bullet and a death threat message.

Zim farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

2015-07-22 14:26

Thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco, a cash crop known locally as "green gold".

Riot police raid home of Zim opposition leader - report

2015-07-21 22:25

A sheriff of the Harare High Court backed by riot police has raided the home and party headquarters of Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the state television reports.

Horrific bus accident claims 12, mostly Zimbabweans

2015-07-20 14:39

At least 12 people, mostly Zimbabweans, are feared dead following a horrific bus accident that occurred in Zambia on Sunday, reports say.

Mugabe, Zanu-PF admit land reform a disaster – MDC

2015-07-17 14:36

The Zimbabwean government's reported plan to hand back land to some white farmers is an admission that the controversial land reform programme was "a humiliating disaster", the opposition MDC says.

Harassment could spark civil unrest, Zim vendors warn

2015-07-16 17:05

A Zimbabwean union of vendors has reportedly warned that the continued harassment of its members by municipality police could spark civil unrest in the southern African country.

Zim workers threaten to 'vent anger' on the streets over 'senseless' job losses

2015-07-23 08:03

Zimbabwe’s main labour union has warned that workers would take to the streets to "vent their anger" if President Robert Mugabe’s government fails to take action to stem job losses after a landmark court ruling on job termination.

Zim court ruling opens way for mass firings - union

2015-07-22 13:25

More than 250 workers in Zimbabwe have lost their jobs in the wake of a landmark ruling by a top court that allows employers to terminate workers’ contracts by giving them just three months’ notice.

Desperate Zim women flock to cross-border trade despite risks

2015-07-22 12:23

Zimbabwean women are flocking to cross-border trade despite the risks, as the country’s job market has shrunk on the back of an economy that analysts say will stagnate or fall into recession this year.

Zim VP hails 'loving' people of 'Europe's last dictatorship'

2015-07-21 12:22

Zimbabwe’s vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, on a visit to Belarus, has described the European country as “developed, orderly and clean” and its people as “loving”, according to a report.

Rogue police, soldiers attack white farmers in Zim – reports

2015-07-20 14:44

Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers Union has reportedly urged its members to be on high alert amid reports that a gang in police and military uniform is attacking white farmers in the Midlands and Masvingo provinces.

Calls for 'generous' cash donations to celebrate Grace Mugabe's birthday

2015-07-17 12:25

Festivities are being planned to mark Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe’s 50th birthday next week, five months after a lavish birthday bash was held to celebrate her husband’s 91st birthday.

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