Zimbabwe


Tensions rise as Zim anti-riot police deploy ahead of national protest

2016-08-25 16:22

Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Masvingo have been left dismayed by the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of a planned national protest, the Zimbabwe Mail reports.

State Zim radio plays 'Talking 'Bout a Revolution as Harare riots rage

2016-08-25 09:53

As riot police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters in central Harare, a DJ on Zimbabwe’s state radio agreed to play a rather daring choice of song: Tracy Chapman’s Talking 'Bout a Revolution.

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

2016-08-24 12:39

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

Protesting Zimbabweans 'speaking with one voice' - activist

2016-08-23 19:18

Zimbabweans are finally "speaking with one voice", a leading human rights activist has said after the country was rocked by a wave of anti-government protests.

Broke Zim govt to hire more teachers

2016-08-23 10:12

Zimbabwe's education department is set to employ more mathematics and science teachers in the next two years, despite an ongoing government job freeze, a report says.

Cathy Buckle: Brutality, bravery collide – Zim’s new patriotic surge

2016-08-22 16:37

An analyst highlights an increase in brutality in Zimbabwe, as protests are popping up all over and government even seeks to criminalise online hostile behaviour.

Zimbabwe: Supporters fume after protest pastor leaves for US

2016-08-21 16:01

From a symbol of resistance and hope, a pastor who galvanised thousands of Zimbabweans into anti-government action has become a subject of derision, fighting accusations of being a coward.

Mugabe cancels Ghana trip

2016-08-19 12:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called off his trip to Ghana due to unspecified reasons, a report says.

After drought, southern Africa threatened by floods

2016-08-18 20:56

UN agencies have warned that southern African countries are at risk of another year of food shortages as the drought-hit region is expected to be hit by above-average rainfall likely to trigger floods.

Zim opposition demands meeting with Mugabe over declining economy

2016-08-18 13:02

Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties have requested a meeting with President Robert Mugabe, and his state security chiefs, over the country’s deteriorating economy, a report says.

 

'Agents provocateurs' could be behind Harare riots, says Zim former minister

2016-08-25 11:22

A senior Zimbabwe opposition official has raised the possibility that "agents provocateurs" are behind looting and violence this week.

Zim abolishes 8 000 jobs in agriculture ministry

2016-08-24 19:38

Zimbabwe plans to abolish about half the jobs in the agriculture department, as the government struggles to pay public service wages.

Zim supermarket at centre of storm over ex-newscaster's arrest

2016-08-24 12:21

A leading supermarket in Zimbabwe has found itself at the centre of a social media storm over the way it handled the arrest of a former news anchor who was caught shoplifting, but later found to have a mild form of dementia.

'No UK taxpayers' money will be used to fund Mugabe's govt'

2016-08-23 11:27

Britain has been forced to take the unusual step of insisting that it is not “bailing out” cash-strapped Zimbabwe following a media row over revelations a former cabinet minister held quiet talks with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Zim signs biggest road project since independence

2016-08-22 18:52

Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese and Austrian firms to upgrade a busy highway that links the landlocked country to ports in South Africa.

Mugabe set to meet resistance at SADC summit in Swaziland

2016-08-22 14:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to meet tough opposition at the 36th SADC regional summit in Swaziland next week, a report says.

Zim wages to be paid partly in bond notes - central bank governor

2016-08-19 12:44

Zimbabwe’s central bank chief has admitted that people will be paid in bond notes, despite earlier claims the notes were to be an incentive for exporters.

Mozambique conflict triggers widespread fears in Zim

2016-08-19 12:18

Renewed fighting between Mozambican military forces and Renamo rebels have caused widespread fears among Zimbabweans living in eastern Manicaland province, a report says.

Brave Zim woman stands up to Mugabe's police

2016-08-18 14:43

A Zimbabwean woman has bravely stood up to President Robert Mugabe’s brutal riot police while her fellow protesters scattered during demonstrations against the proposed introduction of bond notes.

No bailout for Zim until Mugabe disappears from power forever, says British MP

2016-08-18 12:27

British lawmaker Kate Hoey has called on the UK government to reaffirm that there will be "no bailout" for Zimbabwe until President Robert Mugabe ceases to rule the southern African country, a report says.

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