Zimbabwe

Rangers summoned after 'leopard' spotted in Harare

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Sins cleansed if you support Mugabe's party - VP

2015-05-18 19:48

Zimbabwe's vice president has reportedly told rally-goers in the southern town of Kwekwe that they will be cleansed of their sins if they vote for President Robert Mugabe's party.

New UK govt 'won't compensate evicted Zim white farmers'

2015-05-18 13:15

Britain has reportedly maintained its position that it won’t compensate white farmers who were evicted from their farms during Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform programme in 2000.

Conservation group: Tourist deaths behind walking ban in Zim park

2015-05-17 16:17

Has the fear of a foreign tourist being killed by a wild animal led Zimbabwe's state parks authority to ban visitors walking alone in a national park that is popular with South Africans?

Family of missing Zim activist Dzamara hires PI

2015-05-15 15:13

The family of missing Zimbabwe human rights activist Itai Dzamara says they would hire a private investigator to look for him as they have lost trust in the Zimbabwean police.

Mugabe off to Mali - report

2015-05-15 06:47

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left the country again on yet another foreign trip, this time to Mali, the state Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reports.

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.

Battles to succeed Mugabe are vicious, says analyst

2015-05-19 14:24

Battles to succeed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are "vicious" and "are going to carry on until the succession moment is done," a prominent political analyst says.

Nobody will starve, Mugabe assures Zimbabweans

2015-05-18 17:31
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President Robert Mugabe has reportedly assured Zimbabweans living in drought-stricken areas that they won’t starve, saying relief food would be available to feed them.

Zim photographer uncovers inspiring story of paralysed artist

2015-05-18 11:44

A chance question from a photographer to a paralysed Zimbabwean wire artist has uncovered a story of hope and courage that has touched the hearts of hundreds of people.

Claim that Mugabe not behind 80s killings 'totally appalling': MDC

2015-05-15 18:05

A claim from Zimbabwe's vice president ahead of crucial by-elections next month that President Robert Mugabe had nothing to do with the Gukurahundi killings in the 1980s is "totally appalling," the opposition Movement for Democratic Change say.

Zim poacher tried to sell pangolin on Facebook - conservation group

2015-05-15 12:49

A poacher in Zimbabwe tried to sell an endangered pangolin on Facebook for $7 000, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says.

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