Zim wants 'hero's welcome' for Chinese president

2015-11-30 13:15

Zimbabwean state media says Chinese President Xi Jinping deserves a "hero’s welcome" when he jets into the country on a state visit, but the main opposition dismisses the visit as a mere public relations exercise.

Cash-strapped Zim finance minister announces hefty new traffic fines

2015-11-27 14:34

Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has announced steep new fines of more than R1 000 for various traffic offences, in a move that would be widely resented.

Prince Harry honours most important women in his life

2015-11-26 18:10

Prince Harry has opened a new centre in Lesotho that helps HIV positive children orphaned by HIV/Aids and named it after his mother and his nanny.

Lesotho special permit on track - Gigaba

2015-11-25 16:00

South Africa will grant a moratorium on deporting Lesotho nationals until December 2016, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced.

7 arrested for Zim elephant cyanide killings

2015-11-25 12:10

Seven men, believed to be part of two gangs that recently poisoned elephants with cyanide in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park have been arrested, a local conservation group says.

Mugabe to get 'special' wheelchair from wife

2015-11-22 12:01

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe says she plans to get a "special" wheelchair for her 91-year-old husband so he can continue to rule.

Women to blame for rape because of clothes they wear – Grace Mugabe

2015-11-21 11:49

Grace Mugabe has sparked outrage by suggesting women are to blame for rape because of the clothes they wear.

Zim first lady skips meals in solidarity with poor

2015-11-19 21:41

Zimbabwe's first lady, criticized for her lavish lifestyle is skipping meals in solidarity with the hungry.

German foreign minister begins Africa trip in Mozambique

2015-11-19 13:43

Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived in the south-eastern state of Mozambique on the first leg of his four-day trip to Africa.

Swaziland makes progress in quest to eliminate malaria

2015-11-18 14:53

An international health expert says Swaziland could eliminate malaria by the end of 2016 or in early 2017, likely making it the first mainland country in sub-Saharan Africa to get rid of the deadly disease.


Two police officers shot dead by suspected poacher in Zim

2015-11-28 08:37

A suspected poacher has shot dead two police officers and his alleged accomplice in south-eastern Zimbabwe.

Zim's Mr Ugly must also be 'creative and stylish' - organiser

2015-11-26 19:36

The judges of Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly competition are looking for someone 'creative and stylish' - not just plain ugly - and two-time winner William Masvinu just didn't make the cut, the organiser says,

SA scientists slam Swazi elephant export

2015-11-26 10:49

A group of top South African scientists has slammed the proposed sale of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland to American zoos as being deeply unethical and certain to cause the animals’ long-term physical and psychological stress.

'Child brides' suffer, but AU seeks to end custom

2015-11-25 14:50

The African Union is set to meet in Zambia this week to hold its first conference on "Ending Child Marriage in Africa" –m a small step in efforts to protect the girl child.

Zimbabwe's 'Mister Ugly' contest turns ugly

2015-11-22 17:07

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's annual "Mister Ugly" contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite and prompting rioting at the event.

Zuma: Africa cannot prosper without peace

2015-11-22 10:00

The pursuit of peace in Africa is vital for the development and prosperity of the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

Mugabe's wife denies presidential ambitions

2015-11-20 07:42

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife has denied harbouring ambitions to succeed her husband, pledging instead to support the 91-year-old’s next presidential bid.

Grace Mugabe now offers self-branded bottled water

2015-11-19 17:28

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has handed out free bottled water branded with her photo and the words 'Mother of the Nation' to rally-goers in Harare.

Zim's prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

2015-11-18 15:10

A Zimbabwean official says that prisoners which have long coped with food shortages have a new problem: Not enough plates on which to serve scarce food.

EU, US concerned about spike in Zimbabwe violence

2015-11-18 13:38

The EU and US officials in Zimbabwe have expressed concern about the spike in political violence that has seen clashes between youths from the main ruling Zanu-PF and opposition MDC parties.

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