Zimbabwe

Zim ranked 13th among world's most fragile states, report shows

Zimbabwe has been ranked among the most fragile states in the world - just a few weeks after President Robert Mugabe, 93, insisted that his country was the "most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa," a report shows.

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Mugabe's daughter Bona 'gets SECOND board appointment in a week' – report

2017-05-27 09:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's only daughter Bona has just been named to the board of a new bank in her second high-profile appointment in a week, a report says.

Mugabe 'not given chance to speak in Mexico'

2017-05-26 12:31

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly left Cancún, Mexico "in a huff" after he was not given a "speaking slot" at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Is Mugabe's daughter Bona Zimbabwe's Ivanka Trump?

2017-05-25 17:31

Bona Mugabe, who has just been named to Zimbabwe's unpopular censorship board, knows what it's like to be gossiped about.

Bedridden granny, 87, burns to death while sleeping inside her hut

2017-05-25 12:00

An 87-year-old bedridden granny was burnt to death after she failed to escape when her bedroom hut caught fire while she was sleeping in Hingwe Ward, Zimbabwe, a report says.

 

Mugabe's daughter, priest, appointed to censorship board

2017-05-24 16:09

President Robert Mugabe’s only daughter Bona has been appointed to the country’s Censorship Board, which determines which parts of steamy films the people of Zimbabwe can watch and which they can’t.

At least 94 vultures 'found poisoned and dead in Zimbabwe'

2017-05-24 12:00

At least 94 critically-endangered vultures have been found poisoned in south-eastern Zimbabwe by poachers almost certainly trying to hide the killing of an elephant, conservationists say.

Villagers on Grace Mugabe farm 'beaten on soles of feet': HRW

2017-05-24 06:16

Riot police knocking down homes on a farm taken over by Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe tied a rope round the cottages and used a truck to pull them down, Human Rights Watch says.

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

2017-05-23 15:29

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs.

No money to gamble at Zimbabwe's fading racecourse

2017-05-21 15:32

Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet.

EXCLUSIVE: Grace Mugabe's 'greatest concern'

2017-05-25 06:09

Leader of Zanu-PF women's wing and First Lady Grace Mugabe, could be elevated to the cabinet of her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in order to give her some political strength. But what is her greatest concern?

Man arrested for rescuing Zim's official bird – report

2017-05-23 18:31

A Zimbabwean man has reportedly been dragged to court after he tried to rescue the country’s official bird, which he had found at his home unable to fly.

'Massive' load-shedding looms in Zim as Zesa fails to settle $80m debt to Eskom

2017-05-23 10:50

"Massive" load-shedding could begin as early as next week in Zimbabwe - because the cash-strapped authorities still haven't settled an $80 million debt to Eskom, a report says.

Mugabe University would be a 'monument of Zimbabwean injustice' - activists

2017-05-22 17:00

Activists in Zimbabwe have ridiculed plans to build a Robert Mugabe University, adding that naming an education institution after the veteran leader would be "palpably unfair and a monument of Zimbabwean injustice".

Mugabe's 'undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zim', says Mujuru

2017-05-22 08:02

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly taken a swipe at her former boss President Robert Mugabe, saying that he was responsible for all the problems currently faced by Zimbabwe.

SA hunter 'trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe': Report

2017-05-21 12:17

Zimbabwe's national wildlife authority has confirmed the death of a South African hunter killed by elephants near Hwange in the west of the country this weekend, a report says.

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