UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating

2019-09-29 12:53

Official warns of 'fear, frustration, and anxiety among a large number of Zimbabweans'.

Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade

2019-08-27 22:29

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade.

OPINION: Repression and dialogue in Zimbabwe: twin strategies that aren't working

2019-08-22 08:44

Emmerson Mnangagwa's strategy of coercion and dialogue has hit a series of hurdles. These include the continued opposition by the MDC and on-going scepticism of international players about the regime's so-called reformist narrative, writes Brian Raftopoulos.

Police disperse crowd as Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban

2019-08-16 11:24

Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police.

Zimbabwean tourism minister sacked

2019-08-08 21:51

President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira on Thursday, a statement from Zimbabwe's presidency said, after she was detained over the disappearance of millions of dollars during her time as welfare minister.

GE, Power China win contract for dam on Zambia, Zimbabwe border

2019-07-14 08:00

Both Zambia and Zimbabwe are facing a power crisis as a drought has reduced water levels to 27% at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, a key power source for the two countries.

We cannot fear change - Zim's Mnangagwa on currency

2019-06-25 21:10

In a statement released on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it had always been clear that for the country's economy to take off, "we need our own currency".

Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe owns 16 farms

2019-06-15 15:03

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe, owns 16 farms, in what is against the country's land policy

'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.


OPINION: Mugabe is dead, but old men still run southern Africa

2019-09-18 15:59

How much longer will the "old men syndrome" remain alive and kicking in southern Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless?

Amnesty slams Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa over 'ruthless' rights crackdown

2019-08-26 22:02

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led a "ruthless" and systematic crackdown on human rights during his first year in office, according to an Amnesty International report on Monday.

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government

2019-08-16 21:40

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality.

Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups

2019-08-15 20:58

At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against worsening economic problems, rights groups charged Thursday.

One year on - What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe?

2019-07-31 19:33

A year ago, with Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better.

Ramaphosa says he will discuss Zim's energy woes with Eskom

2019-07-09 09:09

Zimbabwe started implementing rotational load shedding in May, due to a combination of low water levels at Kariba Dam's hydroelectric power plant, generation constraints at ageing power stations and limited foreign imports.

GE wins bid to build $4 billion Zambia-Zimbabwe hydro plant

2019-06-21 08:21

The 2 400-megawatt Batoka Gorge plant has been planned for years by the two southern African nations, both of which are struggling with electricity shortages

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC backs Chamisa

2019-05-27 17:30

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party says.

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)

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