Zimbabwe

SEE: Prisons under siege as Zimbabwe's economic woes persist

The Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare is crumbling at the seams, assailed by overcrowding and a critical shortage of medicines, food and other basics as the economically-crippled country battles to care for its inmates.

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Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:23

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities says, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

 

Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter dies

2019-06-11 07:20

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, has died following a car crash about a month ago.

Amnesty International suspends Zimbabwe office over 'fraud'

2019-05-31 05:43

Amnesty International has suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first such move by the rights advocacy group.

WATCH: Zimbabwe outages plunge businesses into darkness

2019-05-23 10:02

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a 'brighter tomorrow' when he was sworn in, vowing to revive the country's economy. But this week Zimbabwe is firmly in the dark, as it endures the worst power cuts in three years.

'Open for business' Zimbabwe has little to show for $27 billion

2019-05-22 12:25

When Emmerson Mnangagwa took over the leadership of Zimbabwe from Robert Mugabe in November 2017, he promised to revive the moribund economy and adopted a mantra he’s repeated regularly ever since - 'Zimbabwe is open for business'.

Zimbabwe to subsidise public transport as inflation accelerates

2019-05-21 07:45

The measure is introduced as the central bank and finance ministry injected $500 million to improve the liquidity of the foreign-exchange interbank market.

Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge

2019-05-15 09:14

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing a new charge of assault, which stems from an incident with her housekeeper.

Zimbabwe acquits 7 unionists arrested ahead of protests

2019-04-26 14:45

A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country's main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyers said.

Zim's new currency has shed 20% since introduction

2019-04-01 08:49

Zimbabwe's local currency, the RTGS dollar, has shed more than 20% since its introduction in late February as the availability of foreign currency on the formal market remains subdued.

WATCH: Aid finally reaches Zimbabwe's 'death' village 12 days after cyclone as search for bodies continue

2019-03-28 19:43

Survivors in Machongwe village rushed for aid this week, 12 days after the cyclone hit, putting aside a search that is now less about finding survivors and more about properly burying bodies.

Bleak first quarter of 2019 for Zimbabwe mining firms

2019-05-23 09:31

Mining houses in Zimbabwe experienced a poor first quarter of the year as delays and the non-payment of foreign currency earnings by the central bank stifled production.

Fuel in Zimbabwe will now cost over R20 a litre

2019-05-21 11:53

Zimbabwe has announced a massive fuel price hike after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel.

Anglo American opens Zimbabwe's first platinum smelter

2019-05-16 19:04

Mining giant Anglo American has opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country's first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to boost the country's valuable platinum sector.

New energy minister for Zimbabwe as load shedding continues

2019-05-15 11:02

Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding on Monday, given low water levels at the Kariba Dam's hydroelectric power plant, generation constraints at local power stations and limited foreign imports.

Zim looks to SA's Eskom to help stave off load shedding

2019-05-12 15:03

Zimbabwe will turn to electricity imports from South Africa and Mozambique to ensure that the country does not resort to load shedding following a significant reduction of power generation from its anchor power station Kariba Dam.

White Zim farmers accept R238m interim payment for land compensation

2019-04-08 11:36

Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000's have accepted government's offer of an interim payment.

Zim to face load shedding? Not just yet, say authorities but we need more money

2019-04-03 11:38

Zimbabwe's power utility filed an application for a 30% tariff increase in mid-March with the country's energy regulator, saying that this is the only way the it will be able to repair its transmission and distribution network. Failure to do so may result in blackouts, it said.

PICS: Zimbabwe economic crisis drives cross-border cargo shuttles from South Africa

2019-03-27 12:09

Towering piles of oil, tyres, biscuits, microwaves and toilet paper fill a small and damp Johannesburg basement – all destined for delivery to Zimbabwe by 'malayitshas'.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

2019-03-25 15:03

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

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