Zimbabwe


Grace adds to fears of Mugabe dynasty in Zim

2014-07-31 12:41

The surprise nomination of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife to head Zanu-PF's women's wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Road accident kills 16 in Zimbabwe

2014-07-29 23:19

Sixteen people have been killed in southern Zimbabwe when a minibus collided head-on with a truck on the main road to the south.

BAT's Zim unit declares 100% dividend

2014-07-28 15:18

BAT Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe unit of British American Tobacco, has put a smile on its shareholders' faces after it declared a 100% dividend payout

Zim leadership in denial

2014-07-28 05:15

Zimbabwe is now a country where the leadership signals left but then turns right, says Malcom Sharara.

Zim slashes growth forecast

2014-07-25 14:24

Zimbabwe has cut its 2014 growth forecast to 3.1%, in line with projections from the International Monetry Fund.

Zimbabwe situation in pictures

2014-07-25 13:14

A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.

Dire economy knocks SABMiller Zim unit

2014-07-23 13:15

Delta Corporation, the Zimbabwe-based unit of SABMiller, has reported a 21% drop in first-quarter lager volumes due to a slowdown in consumer spending.

'Fragile' Zim could miss growth target

2014-07-22 12:34

Zimbabwe could miss its 6.4% growth target this year but the final number will not be as low as some international lenders predict, says its finance minister.

Zim stock exchange set for demutualisation

2014-07-21 13:45

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is open to private placement following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, which will pave way for listing of the bourse.

SA-owned mine collapses in Zim

2014-07-18 13:12

Zimplats' Bimha Mine has collapsed but quick reaction by the management team and timely evacuation of personnel has spared it from injury or damage.

Zim maize crop can meet demand - govt

2014-07-16 19:12

Zimbabwe's 2014 harvest for maize has risen enough to meet annual domestic consumption for the first time since 2003, according to a government report.

Mugabe 'has forgiven whites for colonial injustice'

2014-07-14 11:38
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Zimbabwe's minister of Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs has reportedly denied that President Robert Mugabe acted outside the constitution when he said whites must cede all land to blacks.

Zim court upholds disabled white farmer's eviction

2014-07-11 10:45
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A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.

US-Africa summit: Mugabe 'still not invited'

2014-07-10 12:19
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The US-Africa summit to be convened by President Barack Obama in August is set to proceed without Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as planned, the US ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said.

Mugabe 'out of ideas' to fix the economy

2014-07-07 16:21
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Zimbabwe's former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says that President Robert Mugabe has run out of ideas to fix the economy.

White farmers respond to Mugabe's threats

2014-07-04 10:04
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White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

Zim editor granted bail in subversion case

2014-07-03 15:16

A Zimbabwean state newspaper editor facing charges of subversion and undermining President Robert Mugabe’s authority has been granted bail by the high court under stringent conditions, his lawyer says.

SAA says sorry after pilot stripped at Zim airport

2014-07-03 12:54

SAA has apologised to its passengers after one of its pilots caused drama at the Harare International airport when he stripped to his underpants in protest against security procedures, a report says.

Zim banks profit from rate cap removal

2014-07-03 08:45

Zimbabwean banks recorded significant first-quarter profit growth after the central bank removed the interest rate cap that had hurt profitability in 2013.

Mugabe neighbour fined over roaming dogs

2014-07-01 13:26

A neighbour of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been fined for allowing his dogs to hunt on the 90-year-old leader’s land, a report says.

Zim: New constitution clashes with old laws

2014-06-26 13:02

Hundreds of old laws in Zimbabwe need to be changed to conform with the country’s new constitution, which guarantees democratic rights but faces problems in its implementation, activists say.

Zim switches $1.3bn tender to new China firm

2014-06-25 12:34

Zimbabwe has awarded a $1.3bn thermal power generation project to China's Sino Hydro after another Chinese company failed to conclude the contract.

Zim editor on subversion charge kept in jail

2014-06-24 07:35

A Zimbabwe magistrate’s court has remanded in custody the editor of a state-owned newspaper who is facing charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe.

fastjet launches third international route

2014-06-23 10:40

Africa’s low-cost airline, fastjet, will be expanding its international route network from August.

 

Zimplats gets smelter to comply with new laws

2014-07-31 11:25

Impala Platinum-owned Zimplats says it will pay $690m to modify an old smelter to meet government requirements of having all platinum processed in Zimbabwe.

BAT's Zim unit declares 100% dividend

2014-07-28 15:18

BAT Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe unit of British American Tobacco, has put a smile on its shareholders' faces after it declared a 100% dividend payout

Grace Mugabe set to take key Zanu-PF position

2014-07-28 11:10

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has reportedly accepted a nomination for the position of secretary of Zanu-PF's Women's League, marking her first move into frontline politics.

Zimbabwe slashes growth forecast

2014-07-25 14:27

Zimbabwe has cut its 2014 growth forecast, in line with projections from the IMF, say the finance minister and central bank governor.

Zim cops quiz minister over detained editor

2014-07-25 14:20

Police in Zimbabwe have taken the unusual step of summoning the country’s information minister for questioning in the case of a state newspaper editor charged with subversion.

Zimbabwe arrests Chinese man with 33 000 rounds of ammo

2014-07-23 17:03

Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and a large quantity of ammunition.

Zimbabwe journalists win free speech victory

2014-07-22 22:03

Two Zimbabwean journalists have won a victory for free speech when the Constitutional Court struck off a statute which made defamation a crime punishable by up to 20 years.

Zim plans to list bourse to attract investors

2014-07-21 20:30

Zimbabwe will halve its stake in the local bourse as part of a plan to float the company and attract more foreign capital, says the finance minister.

Mugabe ally praises farm invasions leader

2014-07-21 11:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's closest ally has reportedly praised the country's war veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba who led the 2000 controversial farm invasions.

'Cash-strapped' Zim ready to host SADC summit

2014-07-17 12:29

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.

Zim prostitutes 'selling sperm to SA sangomas'

2014-07-16 14:02
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Zimbabwean prostitutes are reportedly collecting sperm from their clients to export to SA where there is "high demand" by sangomas who use it in their traditional rituals.

Most immigrants to SA from Zimbabwe

2014-07-15 15:21
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Zimbabwe contributes the greatest number of immigrants to South Africa, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says.

Zim microfinance delinquency levels jump

2014-07-11 12:40

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank says delinquency levels in the microfinance sector have worsened to 27.14% because of multiple borrowings on top of high interest rates.

Mugabe hails separation of conjoined twins

2014-07-11 07:40
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Zimbabwe surgeons have successfully separated conjoined twin babies, a first for the country’s down-at-heel health service and an achievement that has been hailed by President Robert Mugabe.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29
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The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Tobacco surge 'justifies Mugabe's land grabs'

2014-07-07 10:59

Zimbabwean Agriculture Minister has hailed President Robert Mugabe's land transfer campaign after the country reportedly recorded its biggest tobacco sales in 13 years.

Zimbabwe to clarify controversial BEE law

2014-07-04 09:11

Zimbabwe will have to clarify its empowerment law as it seeks to be in good standing with the AfDB, World Bank and IMF, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Stop dining with whites, Mugabe tells ministers

2014-07-03 14:02
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Zimbabwean ministers and traditional leaders who were fronting white ex-commercial farmers could lose their farms, President Robert Mugabe has warned, according to a report.

No land for whites in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe

2014-07-03 10:15
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President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

Drama as angry SA pilot strips at Harare airport

2014-07-02 12:17
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There was drama at Zimbabwe's Harare International airport after an SA pilot lost his temper and stripped down to his underpants in protest against security procedures, reports say.

Zim bourse loses 7.7% in first half

2014-06-30 14:54

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, which mirrors the performance of country’s struggling economy, has given up 7.7% in the first half of the year.

Zimbabwe banks seek 'Big Daddy' investors

2014-06-25 15:03

A series of Zimbabwean-owned banks are struggling to stay above water as loan defaults grow, forcing lenders to turn to foreign investors.

Zim tobacco set for bumper season

2014-06-25 11:42

Zimbabwe has sold 200 million kilograms of tobacco so far this year, beating the 166 million kg sold for the whole of the 2013 marketing season.

Zim steps up cheap petrol blend

2014-06-23 12:08

The Zimbabwean government has increased the level of fuel blending to 15% from 10%, a move which will cut the fuel import bill by at least $12m a month.

Zimbabwe editor charged with subversion

2014-06-22 07:36

The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper has appeared in court on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe.

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