Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe opposition MDC party elects Nelson Chamisa as leader

2019-05-26 21:38

Zimbabweans hope he will pressure President Emmerson Mnangagwa over inflation, unemployment, and fuel and cash shortages.

WATCH: Zimbabwe outages plunge businesses into darkness

2019-05-23 10:02

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a 'brighter tomorrow' when he was sworn in, vowing to revive the country's economy. But this week Zimbabwe is firmly in the dark, as it endures the worst power cuts in three years.

Fuel in Zimbabwe will now cost over R20 a litre

2019-05-21 11:53

Zimbabwe has announced a massive fuel price hike after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel.

Gold miner sues Zimbabwe central bank for not paying in dollars

2019-05-17 06:00

Zimbabwe’s biggest gold producer sued the country’s central bank for $132m because it has been paying for the metal in a local quasi-currency rather than US dollars.

Zimbabwe earns foreign currency boost from sale of nearly 100 elephants to China

2019-05-16 14:19

Zimbabwe has boosted its foreign currency reserves after the country sold nearly 100 elephants to China.

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.

How Zim is implementing load shedding as power cuts continue

2019-05-15 05:30

Zimbabwe has instituted rotational power cuts, following low water levels at Kariba Dam, generation constraints at Hwange Power Station and limited imports from neighbouring countries.

Zim looks to SA's Eskom to help stave off load shedding

2019-05-12 15:02

Zimbabwe will turn to electricity imports from South Africa and Mozambique to ensure that the country does not resort to load shedding following a significant reduction of power generation from its anchor power station Kariba Dam.

Dark winter ahead as Zimbabwe readies for load shedding

2019-05-10 09:35

Low water levels in Kariba Dam, ageing power stations and expectations of a cold winter mean that Zimbabwe's power generation system will come under strain.

Mugabe's tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

2019-05-09 20:30

Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced.

 

Zimbabwe: Activists charged with plotting to subvert government

2019-05-23 22:50

Authorities in Zimbabwe have charged five human rights campaigners arrested earlier this week with plotting to overthrow the government.

Bleak first quarter of 2019 for Zimbabwe mining firms

2019-05-23 09:31

Mining houses in Zimbabwe experienced a poor first quarter of the year as delays and the non-payment of foreign currency earnings by the central bank stifled production.

Zimbabwe to subsidise public transport as inflation accelerates

2019-05-21 07:45

The measure is introduced as the central bank and finance ministry injected $500 million to improve the liquidity of the foreign-exchange interbank market.

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.

Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge

2019-05-15 09:14

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing a new charge of assault, which stems from an incident with her housekeeper.

Zimbabwe starts load shedding as drought hits Kariba Dam power station

2019-05-13 10:01

Zimbabwe has started to implement load shedding, after the government announced it was facing critical power shortfalls.

EXTRACT: Two weeks in November – The story of how Mugabe was toppled

2019-05-10 13:52

The astonishing untold story of the operation that toppled Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe.

Mugabe's tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

2019-05-10 05:10

Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers have announced.

Elephant-rich African nations demand right to resume Ivory sales

2019-05-07 20:56

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

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