Zimbabwe

UN says to raise $1.6bn for Zimbabwe development

The UN plans to raise $1.6bn from donors to improve agriculture, food security, health and governance in Zimbabwe between 2016-2020, its representatives in the Southern African country say.

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Hefty fine for filmmakers caught working without permit in Zim parks

2015-05-29 14:20

Cameras and equipment will be impounded and people fined if they shoot commercial film footage in a wildlife area without a permit, says Zimparks.

Zim journo says cleared of whistleblower charges

2015-05-29 13:16

A top Zimbabwean journalist accused of running a wildly-popular Facebook page that leaked secrets about President Robert Mugabe's party says that charges against him have been withdrawn.

Women can't be arrested for 'loitering' - Zim constitutional court

2015-05-28 14:20

A landmark ruling from Zimbabwe's highest court should mean that police can no longer arrest women who they accuse of 'loitering' to sell sex simply because they are on the streets after dark, a lawyer says.

 

Foreign investor buys stake in Mugabe dairy rival

2015-05-27 11:59

A foreign investor has snapped up a 27% stake in Zimbabwe’s second largest dairy firm Dendairy, which competes with the Mugabe family's dairy interests.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

2015-05-26 08:54

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

Zim's comedians draw tears of laughter in troubled times

2015-05-25 09:54

With Zimbabwe’s economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford – laughter.

Authorities thinking about Vic Falls theme park

2015-05-23 14:18

Victoria Falls is still assessing the environmental impact of a proposed multimillion dollar theme park.

Help! There's a snake in our bedroom - Bulawayo family

2015-05-21 17:26

A Zimbabwean family has been forced to sleep in their kitchen after a snake moved into their bedroom.

Prisoners starve in Zim's overcrowded jails

2015-05-20 21:16

Zimbabweans talk of "going to jail to die", and a visit by parliament's human rights committee has found out why: the economically crippled country can't feed its prisoners.

Zim student leader fired for sexual abuse

2015-05-19 21:14

The leader of one of the country's largest students body has been expelled over allegations of sexual abuse and for claiming to be the son of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Baboons behind Zim power cut - report

2015-05-19 16:46

Don't automatically curse your state power utility when you're plunged into darkness - baboons might be to blame.

Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms

2015-05-26 19:43
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More than 100 million condoms have been distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex.

Mugabe not on 'awful' list of Zim's richest

2015-05-25 19:50

A list of Zimbabwe's alleged 50 richest people circulating in the country is "garbage", Information Minister Jonathan Moyo says.

Rangers summoned after 'leopard' spotted in Harare

2015-05-24 14:53

Shoppers in Harare summoned wildlife rangers this week after they thought they'd seen a leopard in a busy shopping area.

7 sacked, 13 suspended in Zim ruling party purge

2015-05-22 12:02

Zimbabwe's ruling party has expelled seven former top officials and suspended 13 others in an on-going purge targeting allies of ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru.

Zim has highest condom usage in the world

2015-05-21 14:48

Zimbabwe has the highest condom usage in the world and this has contributed to a reduction in HIV infections, the state-run National Aids Council has revealed.

Zim minister defends govt inability to find missing activist

2015-05-19 19:57

Concern is mounting over the fate of a Zimbabwean activist who was abducted in Harare by men suspected of working for the government.

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