WhatsApp slur against Mugabe gets Zim man arrested - report

2015-10-04 19:34

Insulting President Robert Mugabe on social media is a risky business, as a Zimbabwean man who's been arrested for posting a message to the wrong WhatsApp group will no doubt testify.

Ex-Botswana president slams corrupt African leaders

2015-10-02 18:03

Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire has reportedly criticised corrupt African leader, saying this was a problem undermining service delivery and imposing heavy costs on economies.

Baboons take Zimbabwe radio station off air

2015-10-01 15:45

Forget Zimbabwe's oppressive media laws, this time baboons were to blame for taking a radio station off air.

Mugabe's nephew attacks finance minister over call for foreign investment

2015-10-01 13:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwawo, has reportedly attacked fellow cabinet ministers, saying they risk being fired for lobbying for foreign direct investment.

Zim elephant euthanised after firecracker scare - conservation group

2015-09-29 20:00

Rangers in northern Zimbabwe have had to euthanise an elephant which broke its leg after being startled by a firecracker, a conservation group says.

Zanu-PF fissures have reached 'dangerous' levels – ex-minister

2015-09-29 15:07

Zimbabwe’s former minister of finance, Tendai Biti, has reportedly warned that the southern African country could be headed for chaos if the ruling Zanu-PF party does not resolve its factional and succession battles.

Homosexuality contrary to our values, Mugabe tells UN

2015-09-29 12:48

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has once again told the West that his country will not accept homosexuality, telling the UN General Assembly that “we are not gays”.

Zimbabweans start receiving drought relief grain

2015-09-28 16:17

The Zimbabwean government is set to start distributing relief grain to families hit by severe drought in all provinces, a report says.

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt asks for case to be dropped

2015-09-28 13:39

Lawyers for professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, has applied to have the case against him thrown out of court.

Zambia urges investors to ignore 'unsolicited' Moody's downgrade

2015-09-28 10:52

Zambia’s government has urged investors to ignore what it calls an unsolicited credit downgrade from rating agency Moody’s, adding it is mindful of the need to maintain its debt as sustainable levels.


Cash-strapped Zim 'won't sack civil servants'

2015-10-04 14:06

Despite pressure from the IMF, cash-strapped Zimbabwe will not sack any of its civil servants, a report quotes the minister of finance Patric Chinamasa as saying.

Mugabe takes a swipe at potential successors

2015-10-02 13:27

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly warned his Zanu-PF party supporters to guard against ambitious potential successors whom he accused of wanting to grab power through the "back door".

Little-known San paintings in western Zim publicised

2015-10-01 14:37

Reports of the "discovery" of ancient San paintings in western Zimbabwe have aroused interest this week, although some locals insist these rock art sites have been known about for a long time.

Bullies of this world must have trembled to hear Mugabe speak – Zanu-PF

2015-10-01 11:58

Zanu-PF has reportedly hailed President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the UN General Assembly this week, saying it was "timely and eloquent" adding that "the bullies of this world must have trembled" to hear him speak.

Parody Twitter account lightens Zimbabwe's dark days

2015-09-29 19:00

A suspected parody Twitter account of Zimbabwe's state electricity provider is itself providing citizens with some light humour.

Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 at Malawi park

2015-09-29 15:07

The new managers of a wildlife park in Malawi say elephants and crocodiles have killed seven people in separate incidents over seven weeks in and around the park.

Mugabe blames refugee crisis on external forces

2015-09-29 07:15

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

Zim VP runs up $120 000 hotel bill while waiting for 'proper' house

2015-09-28 14:36

Zimbabwean Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko reportedly spent at least $120 000 in the more than 280 days that he has so far stayed in a five-star hotel, as he seeks to find suitable accommodation since his appointment last year.

In Zimbabwe, out tracking lions - or is it the other way around?

2015-09-28 10:52

The populations of elephants and lions in Zimbabwean parks are in danger, animal-protecting groups say, as they work on ways to prevent poachers from brutally slaughtering the animals.

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt due back in court

2015-09-28 07:40

The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, is due to start but his lawyers say they will attempt to have the case thrown out of court.

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