Bond notes alone won’t solve Zim's problems - IMF official

2017-04-24 18:26

Bond notes alone won't address Zimbabwe's cash challenges, a top International Monetary Fund official has said.

Gloves off as plot to oust Kasukuwere thickens

2017-04-23 06:58

The gloves are off as the plot to oust the ruling Zanu-PF political commissar, Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere intensifies.

Ex-VP will be 'significant ally' for Tsvangirai in Zim opposition alliance

2017-04-20 17:19

Former vice president Joice Mujuru will be a significant ally for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of next year's elections, an analyst says.

"Our happiness is immeasurable": Zimbabwe ex-VP, Tsvangirai agree to team up against Mugabe

2017-04-20 07:06

Joice Mujuru, once President Robert Mugabe's trusted deputy and his possible successor, has agreed to form a "pre-election alliance" with Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe faces backlash for painting rosy picture at independence celebrations

2017-04-19 20:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has faced a backlash after delivering a keynote address to mark the southern African nation’s 37th independence anniversary, without highlighting the country's persistent challenges.

Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence amid economic crisis

2017-04-19 07:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has marked the country's 37th anniversary of independence with a call for tranquility even as the economy has collapsed to the point where livestock is being accepted in place of cash.

Mugabe warns schoolkids against 'dozing off'

2017-04-18 06:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has been known to close his eyes in public, has told schoolchildren that they must "remember to guard against dozing off during lessons".

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Where's his hair? Mugabe sports VERY short cut at state funeral

2017-04-12 14:51

President Robert Mugabe debuted a dramatically short new haircut at a state funeral in Harare on Wednesday, setting tongues wagging.

Travelling to Zimbabwe these holidays? The cash crisis is getting WORSE

2017-04-11 12:57

Bank queues, bags of bond coins and threats against foreign traders: Zimbabwe's cash crisis is far from over.


Mugabe's party 'not threatened' by Zimbabwe opposition pact - pro-govt papers

2017-04-23 22:00

President Robert Mugabe's party does not feel threatened by moves to form an election coalition, state-controlled papers say.

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

2017-04-22 14:47

President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy.

Zim opposition alliance: Five things you need to know

2017-04-20 09:35

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai and former vice president Joice Mujuru have signed a pact to pave way for an alliance of opposition parties ahead of elections in 2018.

Zimbabwe opposition figures team up to challenge Mugabe

2017-04-19 22:16

Two major opposition figures in Zimbabwe have signed a pact pledging to work toward establishing a united front to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's elections.

'We've had no power cuts for 15 months' - Mugabe's Independence Day boast

2017-04-19 11:36

President Robert Mugabe, 93, says Zimbabweans should be happy that there haven't been any power cuts for the last 15 months.

'The enemy is ever ready to pounce' - Mugabe

2017-04-18 21:20

President Robert Mugabe has told Zimbabweans to remain vigilant on the country's 37th anniversary of independence - as his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai bemoaned the "stinking poverty" so many here live in.

Zimbabwe's new 'GOAT' currency? Minister announces livestock-for-school-fees plan

2017-04-17 12:33

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe's latest plan to have parents pay school fees in goats has got some Zimbabweans up in arms - but not everyone thinks it's a bad idea.

Probe against Mugabe's wife halted by govt officials – report

2017-04-13 05:47

A human rights violation probe against Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly hit a brick wall - as government officials have refused to co-operate with a rights commission.

Zim opposition accuses Mugabe of stifling women’s rights

2017-04-12 13:39

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been accused of stifling constitutional amendments designed to economically and socially empower women.

Zim treasury refuses to release more bond notes amid cash shortages

2017-04-11 06:01

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has refused to add more bond notes into the southern African country's struggling markets, insisting that the country’s only solution is to increase exports.

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