Zim sets up 'special courts' to deal with election violence, intimidation – reports

2018-04-25 10:13

Zimbabwe has reportedly set up special courts around the country and a police task team to deal with cases of political violence and intimidation ahead of the forthcoming elections.

WATCH: Mnangagwa 'is ready to accept defeat', Zim assures investors

2018-04-24 13:01

Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo has reportedly sought to assure investors that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will step down if he loses the forthcoming elections.

Mugabe: Mnangagwa 'never invited me to attend Independence celebrations'

2018-04-24 08:30

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly denied reports that he rejected an invitation from President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year’s Independence celebrations.

Zimbabwe's 'sacked' nurses return to work

2018-04-23 18:30

Thousands of Zimbabwean nurses returned to work after ending a strike, their union has said, adding that fresh negotiations were expected in their stand-off with the government.

'Rigging fears grip' Zim opposition as Mnangagwa 'fails to campaign' - reports

2018-04-23 13:30

Zimbabwe's first post Mugabe elections are set to be held in four months time, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa and and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga are not on the ground campaigning for polls

Striking Zim nurses tell VP Chiwenga to 'go hang' - report

2018-04-22 06:00

A Zimbabwean nurses' union has reportedly told Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to "go hang" after he had summarily fired more than 15 000 striking health workers this week over what he called a "politically motivated" industrial action.

'Unreasonable wage demands and strikes threaten economic recovery,' says Zim govt

2018-04-20 08:00

Zimbabwe has warned that a string of strikes threatened efforts to revive the economy after the ousting of Robert Mugabe, as a stand-off with striking nurses deepened.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's first Independence Day without Mugabe

2018-04-19 08:00

Zimbabweans have celebrated their first Independence Day without Robert Mugabe as the country's leader.

Mugabe 'in same league as DRC's Mobutu, CAR's Bokassa' - report

2018-04-19 06:00

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly likened former president Robert Mugabe to some of Africa's most brutal dictators who wanted to"anoint their wives and mistresses as [their] successors".

Mugabes left official residences in 'terrible state': report

2018-04-18 06:00

Former president Robert Mugabe and his family left the official presidential residences in a terrible state, with leaking roofs, broken flush handles and unkempt tennis courts, a private newspaper says.


Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa ready to step down, Joyce Banda

2018-04-25 06:46

Zimbabwea has assured investors that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will step down if he loses the forthcoming elections, and Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda has returned home after four years of self-imposed exile.

'Dictatorial' VP Chiwenga 'posing a security threat' in Zimbabwe?

2018-04-24 10:39

Political opponents in Zimbabwe have reportedly said that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is posing a "security threat" in the country "as his hand in often dictatorial government decisions has been evident".

At least 16 000 'fired' nurses return to work in Zimbabwe

2018-04-24 06:52

Thousands of Zimbabwean nurses have returned to work after ending a major strike, according to their union, which said that renewed negotiations with the government were expected to begin.

Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF 'is giving rotten and bitter rice to villagers ahead of elections' – opposition

2018-04-23 15:11

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly been accused of distributing cups of "rotten and bitter rice" as part of its electioneering programme.

Zim 'celebrates' as President Mnangagwa named among the world's most influential people

2018-04-22 16:07

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been listed among the world's top 100 most influential people by the Time magazine, and the government says his inclusion should be celebrated, according to report.

Zimbabwe nurses stage public protest after being sacked

2018-04-20 18:33

Scores of Zimbabwe nurses have protested in Harare's central city park after the government dismissed them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions.

Mugabe, 94, 'rejects' invitation to attend Independence Day celebrations

2018-04-20 06:00

Former president Robert Mugabe reportedly "rejected an invitation from his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year’s Independence Day celebrations in Harare on Wednesday".

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zim nurses, Nigeria

2018-04-19 08:00

Former president Robert Mugabe and his family left the official presidential residences in a terrible state, and Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who were on strike to demand higher salaries.

Zimbabwe marks Independence Day - from Mugabe, too

2018-04-18 14:19

Celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 felt like a second emancipation for some Zimbabweans on Wednesday.

'Solve cash problems first before inviting Zimbabweans back home,' Mnangagwa told

2018-04-17 08:02

ISS believes that the recent call by the Zimbabwean government, urging those who fled the country to return home was a step in the right direction, but it warned that the country needed to deal with its cash shortages first.

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