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

2019-05-22 12:24

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'.

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.

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

2019-03-11 16:23

The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the region and on the continent. And solidarity with the Mnangagwa regime is likely to persist for the foreseeable future, writes Brian Raftopoulos.

Wheat a minute: Zimbabwe faces bread shortage

2019-02-21 13:32

Zimbabwe is on the brink of running out of bread in the coming weeks as flour stocks diminish, according to media reports.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's only commuter train provides key economic lifeline

2019-02-10 13:02

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable - two qualities that its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling economy.

Zimbabwe opposition leader snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call

2019-02-06 14:53

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has snubbed an invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to join a national summit, just weeks after security forces crushed protests over the worsening economy.

Zimbabwe's president skips 1st rally since deadly unrest

2019-02-02 16:06

Zimbabwe's president has skipped the first rally since the deadly unrest in the country says Western countries are behind the violence.

Zimbabwe's teachers unions to strike next week over pay

2019-01-31 19:14

Zimbabwe's teachers unions say they will strike for better salaries starting after plans for a collective action by all civil servants failed.

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

2019-01-30 21:14

Zimbabwean pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid after beatings by security forces.

Mnangagwa's backroom deals bedevil progress in Zim

2019-01-30 14:51

Zanu-PF is allowing its factional fights to hold the country back and invariably subjects people to abject poverty, writes Luthando Vikilahle.


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.

The long road to compensation for Zimbabwe's farmers

2019-04-09 20:37

On Sunday, after almost two decades, farmers in Zimbabwe finally agreed to an interim payment of RTGS$53m (about R240m)

Zimbabwean activist Rashid Mahiya charged for trying to topple Mnangagwa's govt

2019-02-26 18:55

Zimbabwean activist Rashid Mahiya has been arrested and charged with subversion following violent anti-government protests that rocked the country last month.

Zimbabwean president retires 4 army generals

2019-02-18 18:48

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has retired four generals to diplomatic services on Monday.

Ailing Zim VP Chiwenga returns home, attends cabinet meeting – report

2019-02-06 20:04

Zimbabwe’s ailing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has reportedly returned home after a brief stint in a South African hospital.

Zimbabweans to pay nearly double for bread - report

2019-02-05 05:33

Bread prices in Zimbabwe have reportedly increased by at least 70% - the highest increase since the introduction of multiple currencies in 2009.

Mnangagwa accuses West of ‘backing violence’ in Zimbabwe

2019-02-01 21:20

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused western countries of supporting violent countrywide protests that were sparked by a huge rise in fuel prices.

Mnangagwa’s ‘fake’ concern over security forces brutality angers opposition

2019-01-31 13:12

Zimbabwean opposition parties have accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of being out of touch with reality on the ground after he had expressed outrage on social media over continued state security forces brutality.

Internal police documents show military behind brutal crackdown in Zim

2019-01-30 15:14

Internal Zimbabwean police documents have reportedly shown that the military was behind the murder, rape and robbery of citizens during the widespread crackdown.

Top Africa stories: Zim cleric freed on bail, DRC rebel leaders surrender

2019-01-30 08:24

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has been freed on bail, and at least three rebel chiefs have surrendered in a show of support for DRC's new president Felix Tshisekedi

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