Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe ruling party dodges Mugabe debate

2014-10-25 22:51

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF politburo has brought forward a crunch elective congress but did not debate factional fighting threatening to tear the party apart.

War vets see 'sinister plot' to oust Robert Mugabe

2014-10-24 12:32

Zimbabwe's chairperson of the National Liberation War Veterans Association, has reportedly warned there is a "sinister plot" within the ruling Zanu-PF party to oust President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe an iconic figure, says British envoy

2014-10-23 20:54
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Britain's new ambassador to Zimbabwe says the country's president Robert Mugabe is an iconic figure, and is also willing to normalise relations between the two countries.

Zanu-PF future unclear after Mugabe wife's utterances

2014-10-22 17:57

The future of Zimbabwe's ruling party, Zanu-PF remains unclear following First Lady Grace Mugabe's entrance into mainstream politics and her vitriolic attacks against Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Zim's trade deficit with SA stands at $681m

2014-10-22 12:19

Zimbabwe’s trade deficit with South Africa amounted to $681m on September 30, according to figures from the Zimbabwe Statistical Office.

Grace threatens vice president in power grab

2014-10-17 22:28

President Robert Mugabe's increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe's vice president with expulsion from the ruling party.

Grace's utterances indicate end of Mugabe era - analyst

2014-10-17 13:41

Zimbabwean political analyst Ibbo Mandaza says First Lady Grace Mugabe's continued attacks against Vice President Joice Mujuru are an indication of the end of President Robert Mugabe's era.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's wife 'wants VP Mujuru out'

2014-10-16 15:56

Political tension is reportedly rising in Zimbabwe, with First Lady Grace Mugabe said to be openly attacking Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Foreign banks bow down to Zim empowerment

2014-10-16 08:55

Indigenisation Minister Francis Nhema says all foreign banks operating in Zimbabwe, with one exception, have complied with the country’s indigenisation laws.

Pick n Pay's Zim partner gets $89m from govt

2014-10-14 13:55

Meikles Africa Limited, Pick n Pay's Zimbabwean partner, will use the $89m it will receive from the government to open new stores.

New evictions put Mugabe's land reform in focus

2014-10-12 16:05

White farmers are once again facing evictions in Zimbabwe, despite the perception that President Robert Mugabe's land reform benefited only the wealthy.

Zim woos SA infrastructure investors

2014-10-10 11:46

Zimbabwe is to open up its infrastructure sector to public private partnerships as it scrambles to narrow an infrastructure deficit that is deterring investors.

Zimbabwe hospital closed to monitor suspected Ebola case

2014-10-10 07:23

Health authorities have shut down a hospital in the Zimbabwean capital to isolate a patient who is being tested for Ebola, an official says.

Zim woes hurt Grace Mugabe's dairy farm

2014-10-09 08:58

President Robert Mugabe's wife complains that Western sanctions are hurting Zimbabwe's economy, and says her dairy business has been badly affected.

Low demand hits Zim manufacturing sector

2014-10-08 17:20

Zimbabwe's capacity utilisation for manufacturing has fallen after being affected by depressed local demand, with competition from SA imports also a concern.

No new Zim sanctions over Russia ties, says US

2014-10-07 21:46

The US has reportedly denied claims by Zimbabwe's state-owned media that Washington threatened to slap the country with more sanctions over its economic ties with Russia.

The chaos of corruption

2014-10-07 07:07

Zimbabwe's problems are artificially created by the corrupt, says Malcom Sharara.

$1.1bn Zimbabwe, China power deal delayed

2014-10-03 12:27

Zimbabwe will brace for more power cuts as the $1.1bn power deal with China’s Sinohydro to boost the country’s power generation has been postponed.

Mugabe taken to court over wife Grace's PhD

2014-10-01 13:01
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Zimbabwean students are reportedly set to take President Robert Mugabe to court over the recent awarding of a controversial PhD to his wife Grace.

IMF urges Zim to clarify BEE law

2014-09-30 07:00

The International Monetary Fund has urged Zimbabwe to clarify its policies that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes in local enterprises.

Grace Mugabe's 'miraculous' PhD 'an insult to intelligentsia'

2014-09-29 08:58

The Zimbabwe students union has demanded the resignation of authorities at the country’s top university after it awarded a "miraculous" doctorate to President Robert Mugabe's wife.

SA bodies want to fund Zim infrastructure

2014-09-26 08:25

Zimbabwe has received proposals from the DBSA, IDC, PIC and Transnet for $14.7bn in funding for infrastructure projects.

Don't engage in mass protests, Zim prophet warns

2014-09-25 17:33

A Zimbabwean prophet has reportedly warned Zimbabweans not to engage in mass demonstrations, saying such protests could result in bloodshed.

White civil servant gets job in Mugabe's office

2014-09-25 14:37
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who in the past made it clear he has little time for whites, has reportedly appointed one of the country’s last white civil servants to a senior position within the presidency.

At least 98 under Ebola quarantine in Harare

2014-09-23 10:44
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At least 98 people have reportedly been placed under Ebola quarantine in Harare, as Zimbabwe takes steps to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country.

 

Zimbabwe urged to guarantee safety of journalists

2014-10-25 12:25

Global media watchdog, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, on Friday urged Zimbabwe to guarantee the safety of journalists after a reporter was beaten up and detained by police.

You should retire madam, Mugabe’s wife tells VP

2014-10-24 08:36

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe says Deputy President Joice Mujuru, potential successor to her 90-year-old husband Robert Mugabe, should resign, in an attack likely to widen divisions in the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Grace announces candidacy to succeed Mugabe

2014-10-23 17:02
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Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has announced her candidacy to succeed her husband, 90-year-old president Robert Mugabe, when he leaves office.

Zim rights chief: Funding woes hamper operations

2014-10-22 12:38

Zimbabwe’s human rights agency, created five years ago to curb rights violations, says its operations have been hamstrung by a severe cash crunch.

SAA seeks to cash in on Vic Falls demand

2014-10-22 11:16

South African Airways has reportedly applied for seven more flights into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls to cash in on growing demand from intercontinental destinations.

Apologise to Mugabe, Grace tells VP Mujuru

2014-10-17 14:48

President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe’s vice president with expulsion from the ruling party, throwing fierce succession battle in the open.

Former Ellerine boss heads to Zim

2014-10-16 19:08

Zimbabwe’s biggest conglomerate Innscor, has appointed former Ellerine Holdings CE Tony Fourie as its Chief Executive Officer.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.

Zimbabwe patient tests negative for Ebola

2014-10-15 20:44

Zimbabwe health authorities have re-opened a hospital shut down after a patient suspected of having Ebola tested negative and was discharged.

Will Grace Mugabe become president?

2014-10-13 06:00

It seems Grace Mugabe is being carried away by the crowds attending her rallies and could aim higher than the post of women’s league boss.

Zim signs power deal with China's Sinohydro

2014-10-10 18:57

Zimbabwe has signed a $1.5bn deal with Sinohydro to expand a coal-fired power plant in the most ambitious move yet to tackle its crippling electricity shortages.

Ebola: No need to panic, minister tells Zimbabweans

2014-10-10 11:36

Zimbabwe’s health minister David Parirenyatwa has reportedly urged the country not to panic, following reports of a suspected Ebola case in Harare.

Zim's first PMI shows economy in free fall

2014-10-09 20:19

Zimbabwe’s first-ever purchasing managers’ index shows the economy is in decline, reflecting an industry sector struggling for funding and with slowing demand.

Metallon targets 500 000 oz gold output

2014-10-08 17:59

Zimbabwe's largest gold producer, Metallon Gold, plans to ramp up output to half a million ounces a year in the next five years.

Foreign investors can score in Zim - expert

2014-10-08 06:00

International investors willing to ride the risk of uncertainty in Zimbabwe will likely capitalise on attractive interest rates and higher yields, says an expert.

Zanu-PF officials working with MDC to topple Mugabe – Grace

2014-10-07 14:02

Zimbabwe's First Lady has reportedly threatened to name and shame top Zanu-PF officials she claims are working in cahoots with opposition MDC to unseat President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe wife's warehouse robbed

2014-10-03 19:16
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Zimbabwean police have arrested a suspect following an armed robbery at a warehouse owned by President Robert Mugabe's wife.

Zimbabwe will never have a leader like Mugabe, says wife Grace

2014-10-03 10:02
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Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe has reportedly urged ruling Zanu-PF party officials to emulate her husband President Robert Mugabe’s principles, saying Zimbabwe will never have another leader like him.

IMF to help Zim sort out debt repayment

2014-09-30 10:23

The International Monetary Fund says it will work with Zimbabwe to produce a debt repayment plan that would help Harare qualify for international loans.

Fearless Zim leading in serving blacks' interests – Mugabe

2014-09-29 19:57
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Zimbabwe is the only country that is leading in empowering and serving black people’s interests, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

Farmers angry over Mugabe daughter land grab

2014-09-26 16:44

A white family has been thrown off their farm to make way for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 24-year-old daughter according to commercial farmers.

Mugabe: Sanctions are evil

2014-09-25 20:17
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The United States and the European Union should remove their "unilateral and illegal sanctions," says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabweans in SA can renew stay

2014-09-25 15:58
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Zimbabweans working in SA can begin renewing their special work permits, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

IMF: Zim no basket case, must clear debts

2014-09-24 10:15

Zimbabwe is not a poor country and will only be able to access new funds once it has paid its long overdue $7bn debt, says the IMF.

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