Top Africa stories : Zim, Nigeria, Moz, Benin

2016-10-18 18:23

Zimbabwe's opposition tells electoral body to ensure free and fair elections in 2018, Benin leader earns social media applauds and circumstances surrounding the death of former Machel remain unclear.

Zim sends lion and lioness to China as 'state gifts'

2015-10-22 07:26

Three months after more than 20 elephant calves were exported to China from Zimbabwe, China's state Xinhua news agency has announced that the Asian country has received two lions from the southern African country.

Elephant stuck in mud for four days euthanised

2015-09-08 19:48

A young elephant bull stuck in mud up to his head for up to four days on the shores of Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba had to be euthanised, an animal welfare group says.

Zimbabwe to phase out worthless zim dollar

2015-06-11 15:36

The Zimbabwean dollar will officially be taken out of circulation, officials say, six years after hyper-inflation rendered it worthless.

Zim economy bleeds 4 000 jobs, 150 firms

2015-04-07 17:00

Zimbabweans are increasingly feeling the pinch of the country’s economic struggles, with nearly 150 companies placed under curatorship and judicial management in 2014.

Positive outlook for Tongaat Zim unit

2014-09-22 16:55

Hippo Valley, in which Tongaat Hulett holds a significant stake, expects a lift in second-half sales volumes after a higher tax on sugar imports was imposed.

Zim seeks to rein in interest rates

2014-01-28 20:00

Zimbabwe's central bank has published an interest rate range guide for the money market to try and rein in large disparities in deposit and lending rates.

Zimbabwe opens solar toll plaza

2013-04-11 09:32

Zimbabwe has opened its first solar power-driven toll plaza outside Bulawayo, according to a report.

China rescues Zim's electricity crisis

2012-12-20 17:50

Zimbabwe has signed a $400m deal with China's state-owned SinoHydro as power shortfalls cause blackouts for up to 12 hours a day.


Zim ivory poachers 'buy cyanide for R680 a bag' - conservation group

2015-10-27 13:15

Suspected ivory poachers in western Zimbabwe, where another 22 elephants have been found poisoned, were allegedly sold bags of deadly cyanide for just R680, a conservation group reports.

Zim student in court for modelling without underwear - report

2015-10-13 21:16

A Zimbabwean college student who allegedly took part in a modelling contest without any underwear has appeared in court, state media reports.

US hunter tied to Cecil the lion killing headed back to work

2015-09-07 05:44

The US dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fuelled a global backlash has disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

Malema’s Zim appearance called off over xenophobia

2015-05-05 16:56

EFF leader Julius Malema’s speaking engagement at a conference in Harare has been cancelled at short notice after delegates boycotted the event due to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Mine expansion plans in Zim under threat

2015-02-18 18:35

Mine expansion plans for companies in Zimbabwe and the growth of the crucial industry is now under threat because of continued depressed metal prices.

Meet Zim's emerging tobacco queens

2014-05-12 05:30

Women in Zimbabwe, burdened by financial responsibilities, are fast finding that tobacco growing is a panacea for their fiscal ills.

Zim election a sham - Tsvangirai

2013-08-01 18:25

President Robert Mugabe's rivals have rubbished his claim to election victory, branding the vote a "sham" and calling for a campaign of resistance to bring Zimbabwe to a standstill.

RioZim fights gold mine seizure

2013-02-03 16:49

Zimbabwe's RioZim Limited has gone to the High Court to fight off seizure of a gold mine by allies of President Robert Mugabe, who accuse it of flouting a black empowerment law.

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