Zimbabwe


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.

Zim retail results reflect consumer pain

2014-09-19 11:49

Company results of Zimbabwean retailers, including Edcon-owned Edgars and Lafarge, show a deteriotating economy under severe strain.

Top court rejects Zim’s complaint over EU sanctions

2014-09-18 16:51

The European Union’s top court has rejected the complaint of a Zimbabwean businessman and former government official who was hit by EU sanctions and was briefly detained at a British airport in 2007.

Zimbabwe police holding cells filthy

2014-09-17 20:39

Zimbabwean lawyers have decried reported assaults and the death of suspects in police custody, as well as conditions in holding cells they called unfit for human habitation.

Russia's FM hails Mugabe as Africa's legend

2014-09-17 15:23
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Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an “African legend and historic figure”.

Mugabe backs Russia

2014-09-16 19:26
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Zimbabwean's veteran president Robert Mugabe has voiced his support for Russia describing Western sanctions against Moscow as illegal.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

Russia to seal platinum deal with Zimbabwe

2014-09-15 18:53

Russia's Trade Minister Denis Manturov says his country is set to sign a major platinum mining deal with Zimbabwe as the two nations kicked off bilateral talks.

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones

2014-09-12 09:41

Zimbabwe's finance minister has announced a raft of tax hikes, including on mobile phones, in a bid to boost dwindling government revenue.

Zim denies going to China for cash bailout

2014-09-10 18:40

The Zimbabwean government did not travel to China to get ready cash but to obtain funding commitments for bankable projects, says a government official.

Dire economy dents Old Mutual Zim profit

2014-09-10 13:07

Old Mutual Zimbabwe has posted a 6% growth in half-year funds but adjusted operating profit grew by only 2%, reflecting the difficult operating environment.

Mugabe's anti-white remarks 'vile, vindictive'

2014-09-09 12:59
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent anti-white remarks have been condemned by his critics who said the veteran leader was not serious about resolving the country’s pressing issues.

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF to elect VPs by secret ballot

2014-09-08 09:28

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to choose the country’s two vice presidents through a secret ballot in December, media reports say.

Two officers die prepping for Zimbabwe air show

2014-09-05 21:22

Two officers have been killed in an aircraft crash preparing for Zimbabwe's air show.

Zim banks reduce lending as debt looms large

2014-09-05 14:53

Zimbabwean banks have reduced their lending as the sector is saddled with $700m in non-performing loans, making lending highly risky.

Zim SABMiller unit can't hit 50% stake target

2014-09-05 12:45

Local shareholders are struggling to pay for the remaining 18% shareholding in SABMiller's Zimbabwean unit Delta Corporation to comply with empowerment laws.

Zim starts $533m power project with China

2014-09-05 10:07

Energy-starved Zimbabwe has launched a $533m project with China to scale up electricity generation at one of its major power plants.

China to help Zim build economic zones

2014-09-04 19:31

China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, a top official says.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

Mugabe takes a swipe at Zanu-PF officials over Grace

2014-09-01 16:38

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken a swipe at some Zanu-PF party officials, accusing them of attempting to bar his wife, Grace from entering into mainstream politics.

Lesotho 'coup' a test for Mugabe – reports

2014-09-01 12:40

Zimbabwean media reports that the attempted coup in Lesotho gives President Robert Mugabe, who is the new Southern African Development chair, his first test in dealing with coups.

Mugabe: SA is failing AU because of whites

2014-08-31 20:20
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says South Africa is failing to lead the economic development of countries in the African Union (AU) because its economy is in the hands of whites.

Can China save Mugabe?

2014-08-29 10:26

Even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue Zimbabwe's sinking economy, as President Robert Mugabe turns to 'old friend' China after being snubbed by the US.

 

Mugabe's wife Grace completes PhD in 3 months

2014-09-19 10:27

Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for the high office.

Don't disrupt operations on white-owned farms - Zim minister

2014-09-18 14:54

Zimbabwe cannot afford to kick white farmers off the land and then import products such as milk from South Africa, a Zimbabwean minister says.

Edgars' profits hit by Zim's informal sector

2014-09-17 16:42

Growing competition from low priced clothing from Zimbabwe’s rapidly growing informal sector has contributed to Edgars Zimbabwe’s 9.7% half-year profit decline.

Zimbabwe, Russia sign $3bn platinum deal

2014-09-16 20:19

Zimbabwe has signed a $3bn deal with Russia that will see production of nearly 600 000 ounces of platinum a year.

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18
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Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

Alrosa prospecting for Zim diamonds

2014-09-15 19:45

Diamond mining company Alrosa is partnering a Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company to prospect for diamonds, Russia's trade and industry minister says.

Zimbabwe army to stay above politics

2014-09-15 18:35

Zimbabwe's army chief warned those jostling to succeed President Robert Mugabe not to try and drag the military into politics.

Weak growth means rough ride for Zim consumers

2014-09-12 12:25

Zimbabwe's economy is set to notch up a paltry 1.7% growth this year as mining slows down, while new tax measures will drive up the cost of living.

Grace Mugabe is 'queen of the land'

2014-09-11 12:40
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Zimbabwean justice minister has reportedly told parliament that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is a “queen” who should be honoured by traditional leaders and opposition politicians.

Mugabe the poorest among world leaders - wife

2014-09-10 13:08
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Zimbabwe’s first lady says her husband President Robert Mugabe is the "poorest president the world over", according to a report.

Zim pays almost R2bn to service Chinese loans

2014-09-10 11:17

Zimbabwe has spent almost R2bn in unbudgeted expenditure to service outstanding loans from China in an effort to encourage new financial support.

I instil fear in Western leaders, says Mugabe

2014-09-08 12:30
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe claims the reason he is barred from attending international summits is because Western leaders are afraid of him.

Mugabe: Whites still in Zim should go back to England

2014-09-06 14:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says whites who are still in the country should go back to England.

Group warns of a looming coup in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 20:00
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A rights organisation has issued a warning that a coup remains imminent in Zimbabwe if the current "serious economic situation" in the southern African country persists.

SADC holds Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 12:53

SADC health ministers are holding a two-day meeting in Zimbabwe to hammer out a regional strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic following cases of the virus in the DRC.

Zimbabwe, China launch new power units

2014-09-05 10:09

Energy-starved Zimbabwe has launched a $533m project with China to scale up electricity generation at one of its major power plants.

Don't mess with my family - Mugabe

2014-09-04 21:16

Robert Mugabe has warned against messing with his family, amid debate on his wife's entry into politics.

Dire economy takes $108m toll on Zim workers

2014-09-04 13:25

Zimbabwean firms are losing up to $107.5m per year in wages and productivity through mental health or stress-related absence from work, according to a survey.

Mugabe could cause SADC 'democracy deficit'

2014-09-03 21:12

There could be a "democratic deficit" in the SADC during the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's tenure, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says.

Standard Bank's Zim unit posts 18.8% growth

2014-09-01 13:07

Stanbic Bank, the Zimbabwe-based division of Standard Bank,, posted 18.8% growth in after-tax profit to $9.6m for the half-year ended June 2014.

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

2014-09-01 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

Mugabe: 'Friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe

2014-08-31 17:36

President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, says Beijing has pledged to assist Zimbabwe's ailing economy "to the best of its ability".

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

2014-08-29 12:46
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Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

Stop attacking Mugabe’s wife, politicians warned

2014-08-28 18:06

President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has warned party members against bad mouthing the veteran leader’s wife, following her shock entry into politics.

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