Coronavirus: Zimbabwe begins 21-day 'total' lockdown

2020-03-30 12:42

Zimbabwean authorities have begun enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

 

Zimbabwe president defies own travel ban to attend Namibia swearing-in

2020-03-22 09:37

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government's ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwe adopts new forex trading system to curb runaway inflation

2020-03-12 15:55

Zimbabwe's finance minister has announced that the country will adopt a 'managed float' exchange rate system to slow the drop in the value of its currency and curb runaway inflation.

'Baffling': Zimbabwe livid over US extending sanctions

2020-03-05 18:00

Zimbabwe says it is dismayed by the White House's "baffling" decision to extend sanctions against members of the southern African country's ruling regime over rights abuses.

Zimbabwe threatens mines over unpaid licence fees

2020-02-19 21:00

Zimbabwe has given an ultimatum to holders of mining licences to pay an annual renewal fee by April, or face losing their licenses, mines Minister Winston Chitando announced on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe MP goes on trial for trying to overthrow govt

2020-02-04 10:23

A leading Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker pleaded not guilty to charges that he planned to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a lawyers' group said on Monday, the latest in a series of cases to target government critics.

Zim energy crisis forces miners off grid as production slumps

2020-02-01 15:00

Zimbabwe’s mine houses are considering going off grid to avoid crippling breaks in production, as the country continues to battle unstable power supply.

Zimbabwe's main opposition warns of more protests

2020-01-22 11:12

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another.

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

2019-12-29 08:32

Fanuel Mapfumo has been unable to lift heavy objects since a Zimbabwe police officer fractured his left arm as he was covering a story last August.

Zimbabwe doctors join nurses on strike over lack of virus protection

2020-03-26 21:33

Doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have gone on strike over lack of protective gear against the novel coronavirus, joining thousands of nurses who walked out of the wards this week, their association says.

Shun church or 'go to hell', Zimbabwe government warns

2020-03-23 06:43

A Zimbabwe spokesman warns people against flocking to church on Sundays in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, even claimes that worshippers risked going to hell.

Zimbabwe coronavirus suspect tests negative after hospital escape

2020-03-11 20:46

A suspected coronavirus case who escaped from hospital in Zimbabwe has tested negative on, authorities said, after causing panic by eluding medical staff and running loose in the capital.

Zimbabwe risks 'deep humanitarian' crisis, IMF warns

2020-02-27 18:32

Zimbabwe faces a grim economic outlook this year and is also at risk of an extreme humanitarian crisis, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

Zimbabwe sets pay deal with government workers

2020-01-29 22:00

Unions representing government workers in Zimbabwe say they have accepted an offer of higher pay as a provisional step in long-running negotiations.

Zimbabwe tycoon's offer seeks to end doctor strike

2020-01-22 22:04

A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon has prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.

China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe

2020-01-13 09:47

China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe despite a spat over bilateral aid figures in November.

Zimbabwe President calls for dissidents in his party to be 'flushed out'

2019-12-13 19:38

Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged his party members to be wary of rivals of the ruling party seeking to divide the party which has been dogged by factionalism.

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