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.


'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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