Zimbabwe


SA firms looking for trade in Zim

2014-04-20 15:01

A number of South African firms are heading to Zimbabwe in the hope of finding new ideas and increased regional and international trade.

Zim celebrates 34 years of Independence

2014-04-18 10:03
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Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama have reportedly congratulated Zimbabwe on the occasion to mark its 34th Independence Day.

Zim: MDC youths to stage nationwide demos

2014-04-17 14:58

Movement for Democratic Change youths are reportedly planning to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand jobs, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to dwindle.

Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife'

2014-04-17 10:38

The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Nigeria complains over Mugabe calling it corrupt

2014-04-11 12:11

Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe’s remarks about corruption in Nigeria, a report says.

Woman scalds hubby with hot cooking oil

2014-04-10 15:28

A Zimbabwean woman reportedly doused her sleeping husband with boiling cooking oil following a domestic dispute.

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

Zim may face rebellion, says MDC's Biti

2014-04-08 14:48

Zimbabwean opposition MDC has warned the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

Fashion loves veggie crocs

2014-04-08 10:57

Crocodiles fed vegetarian pellets make more beautiful high fashion handbags and shoes.

Zim offers cellphone loans

2014-04-08 07:38

Telecoms firm Econet is now offering interest free loans to its subscribers.

Grace Mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?

2014-04-07 12:41

Zimbabwe’s first lady is reportedly emerging as a powerful political force within Zanu-PF as she fights "to ensure that the interests of the first family are secured" when President Robert Mugabe eventually leaves office.

Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01

Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe says.

Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare

2014-04-03 11:19

On Harare's streets, college graduates compete with peasants scratching out a living selling anything from mobile phone cards to herbal sex tonics, as President Robert Mugabe, 90, continues to rule the country.

Zim bans fresh fruit, vegetable imports

2014-04-02 16:41

Zimbabwe has banned imports of fresh fruit and vegetables with immediate effect, which will mostly impact supplies from South Africa.

Old Mutual 'to help Zim pay state salaries'

2014-04-01 17:35

Sources say Old Mutual and the National Social Security Authority have been asked to purchase Treasury bills to help Zimbabwe pay salaries for civil servants.

Barclays ex-boss makes offer for Zim bank

2014-04-01 13:34

Former Barclays chief executive officer Robert Diamond proposes to acquire ABC Holdings Limited through his company Atlas Mara Co-Nvest.

Missing lion found, killed in Zimbabwe

2014-04-01 10:37

A lion that reportedly escaped from a Zimbabwean park last week was trapped and killed over the weekend, according to a report.

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

Zim pushes boycott of EU-Africa summit

2014-03-28 19:55

Zimbabwe is calling on African leaders to boycott a EU-Africa summit because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

IMF predicts challenging year for Zim economy

2014-03-28 07:39

Zimbabwe's struggling economy will continue to face challenges this year, with minimal growth expected, the IMF says.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

No role for spouses at summit, EU tells Zim

2014-03-26 14:54

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell’Ariccia has reportedly said that only those with a role to play in meetings at the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit in Belgium have been invited.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

 

Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

2014-04-19 10:00
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and has condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade.

US sanctions govt official in Zimbabwe

2014-04-18 08:01

The US has sanctioned a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.

Mugabe, Mbeki discuss Africa

2014-04-17 12:52

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

Zim: EU insists on electoral reforms

2014-04-15 12:45

The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.

Zim's dangerous optimism

2014-04-15 07:46

One good deal only highlights the harm of damaging policies, says Malcom Sharara.

Zanu-PF 'worse than Smith regime'

2014-04-14 12:52

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly taken a swipe at the ruling Zanu-PF party and described it as “worse than the Smith regime”.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

SABMiller's Zim unit hit by slower spend

2014-04-10 12:58

SABMiller's Zimbabwe-based unit Delta Corporation will report an 18% drop in full-year lager beer volumes, amid bleak economic prospects for the country.

Crocs devour Zim border jumper’s legs

2014-04-09 10:17
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Zimbabwean police have reportedly retrieved two bodies of border jumpers who drowned while trying to cross the crocodile-infested Limpopo River and illegally enter into SA.

Zim fails to meet revenue targets

2014-04-08 11:47

Zimbabwe's economic environment continues to look dire, with an income shortfall in the country’s total expenditure for February resulting in a $16.8m deficit.

Vegetarian crocodiles, all for high fashion

2014-04-08 10:05

Crocodiles are some of the most feared predators, renowned for tearing their prey to pieces, but at Nyanyana crocodile farm feeding time means the beasts nibble bowls of vegetarian pellets.

Zimbabwe's Marange diamond sales peak

2014-04-07 17:14

Diamond exports from Zimbabwe's Marange fields earned $99m at auctions in Belgium and Dubai during the first quarter of 2014.

Botswana's Khama sacks Zim magistrate

2014-04-07 11:27

Botswana President Ian Khama has reportedly sacked a Zimbabwean national who was a magistrate at one of the country’s courts after he refused to be transferred to another court.

A desperate economy in Zimbabwe

2014-04-03 13:50

On Harare's hardscrabble streets college graduates compete with peasants scratching out a living selling anything from mobile phone cards to herbal tonics.

Zuma skipping EU summit over invitation list

2014-04-03 08:23
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President Jacob Zuma is reportedly skipping the EU-Africa summit in Brussels because he didn't like the way the summit was set up, with the EU deciding on who was invited.

Zim 'can't influence SA foreign policy'

2014-04-02 12:54

Zimbabwe's outspoken foreign affairs deputy minister says Zimbabwe should stop fooling itself to think that it could influence SA's foreign policy.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Zimbabwe peeved over Mugabe's wife

2014-03-30 22:15

Zimbabwe has called on African leaders to boycott a European Union-Africa summit in Brussels because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

IMF expects subdued growth for Zimbabwe

2014-03-28 10:44

Zimbabwe will register moderate growth in the short term and the country could be vulnerable to weakening exports, predicts the International Monetary Fund.

Zim 'won't retrench to solve debt crisis'

2014-03-27 12:21

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has ruled out cuts in the number of civil servants as the country struggles to bring its mounting debts under control.

No cuts to Zim's public sector wage bill

2014-03-26 16:15

Zimbabwe is not prepared to slash its public sector wage bill to meet debt-reduction plans agreed with the IMF, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

It's Mrs Mugabe or Zim won't go to summit

2014-03-26 13:59

Zimbabwe's government will boycott a summit between the EU and African Union if President Robert Mugabe's wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

Zim students in SA face 'bumpy' road

2014-03-26 12:17

A scholarship set up by President Robert Mugabe for Zimbabwean students to study at South African universities has reportedly been suspended after the fund failed to settle its debt of R11m in tuition fees.

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