Zimbabwe

Zim cops: Gas cylinder, not tear gas behind stampede

Police in Zimbabwe claim an explosion from a gas cylinder belonging to a vendor of fresh French fries caused a stampede at a church rally that left 11 dead, a report says.

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Mugabe tightens grip on Zanu-PF, to choose successor

2014-11-23 13:01

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling Zanu-PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90-year-old sole power to anoint his successor.

Zim not a basket case, minister tells SA investors

2014-11-21 20:29
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Zimbabwe’s economy is on the mend as the worst is over, the country’s finance minister says, in a bid to assure investors in SA that its neighbour is "not a basket case".

Mugabe didn't mark wife's dissertation – aide

2014-11-21 17:03

A senior Zimbabwean government official has criticised reports that President Robert Mugabe marked his wife Grace’s dissertation.

11 die in Zimbabwe stampede at prophet's crusade

2014-11-21 12:13
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Eleven people have been killed in a stampede at a crusade held by a popular prophet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, police and a religious organisation say.

 

Zim 'a giant waking up'

2014-11-21 12:08

Zimbabwe is not a basket case and has investment potential for South Africa with a diversity of resources, says its Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

We aren't in coalition talks with Joice Mujuru – MDC

2014-11-20 16:27

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s party has denied claims it is in talks to form a coalition with beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru and her supporters in the ruling party.

Morgan Tsvangirai appalled by SA

2014-11-20 06:17
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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is deeply appalled by a damning report on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections that has only just been released in South Africa.

Mugabe's wife launches fresh, bitter attack on VP Mujuru

2014-11-18 10:21

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has launched a fresh and bitter attack on Vice President Joice Mujuru, calling on her to resign immediately and accusing her of "inappropriate" dressing.

VP Mujuru denies Mugabe assassination plot

2014-11-17 12:30

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru has defended herself against allegations that she masterminded a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

2002 Zim election not free or fair - report

2014-11-15 14:05
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A report by two South African judges, which found the Zimbabwe elections of 2002 not to be free or fair, has been made public following a lengthy legal battle.

Mugabe succession battle intensifies ahead of key congress

2014-11-14 14:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's succession battle is intensifying ahead of a key congress next month, with two senior Zanu-PF officials being suspended and another expelled.

Zimbabwe govt rubbishes Khampepe report on 2002 polls

2014-11-21 11:40

The Zimbabwean government has rubbished as "a nullity" the damning report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF.

Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma 'must apologise to Zimbabweans'

2014-11-20 12:21
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South Africa must apologise to Zimbabweans for the delayed release of a critical report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF, a group says.

Storm drain failure rocks Zim capital Harare

2014-11-18 14:15

The Harare city council’s apparent failure to deal with the city’s drainage system has been exposed after heavy rains that left streets submerged in water.

Mujuru hits back at state media, Grace Mugabe

2014-11-17 13:34

Zimbabwean Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is taking legal action against pro-government newspapers that accused her of corruption and plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe.

Zim's VP linked to Mugabe assassination plot

2014-11-16 15:54

Zimbabwe's vice president, once seen as a possible successor to President Robert Mugabe, has been linked to an alleged plot to assassinate the 90-year-old leader, a state-run newspaper reports.

Zanu-PF suspends officials, Mugabe critics

2014-11-14 17:24

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has suspended several senior officials aligned to Vice-President Joice Mujuru, weakening her position.

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