Zimbabwe won't starve, VP Mphoko insists

2015-08-28 17:02

Zimbabwean Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko says the country won’t starve, despite reports this week that at least 1.5 million people are at risk of going hungry after a fall in the maize production.

Grace Mugabe: Dentist not to blame for Cecil's death

2015-08-28 07:20

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe says US dentist Walter Palmer is not to blame for Cecil the lion’s death, according to reports.

Zim state security agents threaten MPs for heckling Mugabe

2015-08-27 14:15

Zimbabwe's state security agents reportedly threatened MDC legislators with unspecified action after accusing them of embarrassing President Robert Mugabe by heckling him during his state of the nation address.

Zimbabwe amends retrenchment laws

2015-08-26 16:55

Contested new labour regulations making it harder to retrench workers in Zimbabwe have come into force, a legal watchdog says.

Mugabe must answer questions on Sona, MDC demands

2015-08-26 12:48

A legislator from the opposition MDC has reportedly demanded that President Robert Mugabe return to parliament to explain his state of the nation address, "so that we may move on the same trajectory and be on the same page".

Zim economy in for long winter period - exec

2015-08-26 09:02

Mugabe's failure to address uncertainty around economic policies in his state of the nation address signals a long winter period for the economy, according to an executive.

Mugabe a responsive, accountable leader – loyalist

2015-08-25 11:01

A loyalist has hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "responsive and accountable leader", as the country awaits Mugabe's state of the nation address.

'Tired, sickly' Mugabe has nothing to offer Zimbabweans - MDC

2015-08-24 13:42

The opposition MDC says Zimbabweans should not expect anything meaningful from "a tired and sickly old man" as President Robert Mugabe, 91, prepares to deliver his state of the nation address this week.

Zim minister moves to stop Harare council sackings

2015-08-20 18:07

Zimbabwe’s local government, public works and national housing minister Saviour Kasukuwere has moved to stop the Harare City Council from its plan to fire over 3 000 workers, media reports say.

Employers cry foul as Zim cracks down on sackings

2015-08-19 14:43

Zimbabwe’s government and opposition have joined forces to push through legislation making it harder for firms to sack workers, pleasing powerful unions but angering employers who say it would hurt an already struggling economy.


You will miss Mugabe, Grace tells Zimbabweans

2015-08-28 14:43

Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, told a gathering at Murombedzi Growth Point in Zvimba that the country would miss the veteran leader when he is gone, according to reports.

Zim VP says food imports draining govt funds – reports

2015-08-27 17:32

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed concern over food imports, saying they are draining the country’s already strained resources, according to reports.

Zim MPS go for 9 months without allowances – report

2015-08-26 21:06

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues on a downward spiral, the southern African country’s members of parliament claim they have gone for nine months without getting allowances, a report says.

Zim struggling to recover, seeks help from West

2015-08-26 14:03

Fifteen years after the expulsion of white farmers threw Zimbabwe's economy into a tailspin, the country is seeking help from the West as it battles deindustrialisation, unemployment and food shortages.

Zimbabwe getting ready for economic takeoff, says Mugabe

2015-08-26 09:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has claimed that his struggling country is readying for a "major economic take-off". He said this during a state of the nation address that lasted just 25 minutes.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament

2015-08-25 21:39

Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has been booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address.

Mugabe: Zimbabweans aren't suffering... we gave them land

2015-08-24 20:03

Despite the fact that most people in Zimbabwe have been reduced to vendors due to escalating economic hardships, President Robert Mugabe, 91, reportedly maintained last week that there was no suffering in his country.

Zim government has 'no idea' what happened to missing activist

2015-08-23 21:28

President Robert Mugabe's government insists it still has "no answers" for what happened to an activist who's been missing since March, fending off accusations the authorities masterminded his disappearance.

MDC MPs 'praise' Mugabe for 'peaceful handover' of SADC chair

2015-08-20 12:07

Zimbabwe's opposition members of parliament reportedly mocked President Robert Mugabe as they "commended" him for the "peaceful handover" of the SADC chair to Botswana leader, Ian Khama.

New SADC chair Khama urges leaders to implement key plans

2015-08-19 13:42

Botswanan President Ian Khama has reportedly urged the Southern African Development Community leaders to “walk the talk” and implement key plans.

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