New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

2018-10-18 17:36

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologise for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe interviewer sued, Kanye West gets Ugandan name

2018-10-17 07:34

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by ZBC, and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has given US rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.

Zim VP treated in SA for injuries from June grenade attack: report

2018-10-15 11:03

Zimbabwe's vice president is being treated in a South African hospital for the effects of a bomb blast targeting Zanu-PF leaders in June, a report says.

Lessons from Zimbabwe's failed land reforms

2018-10-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's failed populist-based land reform is a salutary lesson for South Africa on how land reform must be pragmatic and safe-guard commercial agriculture, writes William Gumede.

Zim leader Mnangagwa's cabinet 'divided over new tax' – report

2018-10-11 20:01

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's cabinet is reportedly divided over a new 2c per dollar tax which has been imposed on electronic transactions by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube.

EU observers say Zimbabwe election 'fell short' on fairness

2018-10-10 20:34

Zimbabwe's first election since the ousting of Robert Mugabe did not meet international standards, European Union observers have said in a report that raised a series of irregularities in the disputed vote.

PICS: Zimbabwe faces worst economic crisis in a decade

2018-10-10 13:02

As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snacking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country - somehow - has risen to middle-income status.

2018 'a tough year for MDC', says Chamisa as he mourns Tsvangirai's brother - reports

2018-10-08 15:30

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly described 2018 as a tough year for his MDC party following the death of former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai's brother, Casper.

Zim's ruling Zanu-PF readmits party stalwarts expelled by Mugabe – reports

2018-10-06 09:02

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF has reportedly readmitted back into the party, former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and ex-war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, almost four years after they were expelled by former president Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe to cut government jobs in savings drive

2018-10-05 19:34

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe will cut public sector jobs to help stem ballooning expenditure, the country's finance minister has said.

 

Corruption: Zim govt won't assist resettled farmers anymore, says minister

2018-10-18 14:53

Zimbabwe's minister of finance Mthuli Ncube has reportedly said that resettled farmers will no longer get assistance from government, as the programme was "riddled with corruption".

Veteran Mugabe interviewer sued for $1m: report

2018-10-16 05:58

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by his employer, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, state media reports.

Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author

2018-10-15 08:26

Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country.

Zim crisis: Opposition lawmaker calls for Mnangagwa's impeachment

2018-10-12 12:00

A Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker has reportedly called for the impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid a worsening economic crisis facing the southern African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim's worst economic crisis in a decade, Kenya bus accident

2018-10-11 08:00

Zimbabwe is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, and more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya.

Empty shelves, rationed bread ring alarm bells in Zimbabwe

2018-10-10 19:28

In one of the biggest supermarkets in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, cooking oil, rice and Coca-Cola are all out of stock while a notice on the bread rack tells shoppers they can only buy one loaf each.

Top Africa stories: Man tries to sue Air Namibia, Mugabe's son-in-law

2018-10-09 08:00

Air Namibia plane has been impounded as Zimbabwean man sues for $1m, and former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law is wanted by police on allegations he detained a senior airline company official against her will.

Mugabe's son-in-law 'wanted by police': report

2018-10-08 08:05

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law is wanted by police on allegations he detained a senior airline company official against her will, a newspaper says.

Tortured Zimbabwe activist awarded $150 000 damages

2018-10-06 07:16

A Zimbabwe court ordered the government to pay $150,000 in damages to a rights activist who was abducted and tortured a decade ago over accusations of plotting to overthrow then president Robert Mugabe, a rights group has said.

Ailing Zim foreign affairs minister airlifted to SA - reports

2018-10-05 16:13

Ailing Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo has reportedly been flown to South Africa for medical treatment after being hospitalised at a posh clinic in Harare for two weeks.

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