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Zimbabwe seizes $500 000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia

2017-12-13 17:00

Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200kg of ivory destined for Malaysia.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe farm, Zanu-PF congress, DRC

2017-12-13 08:30

Heavily armed Zimbabwean soldiers are reportedly still deployed at former first lady Grace Mugabe's farm in Mazowe, and a Zanu-PF congress is set to endorse Emmerson Mnangagwa as party leader after Robert Mugabe ouster.

Mugabe flies out to Far East for medical checks... his first trip since ouster – reports

2017-12-12 14:59

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly left the country for routine medical checks in Singapore - the nonagenarian's first foreign trip since his ouster in November.

Heavily armed soldiers 'still deployed at Grace Mugabe's farm' – report

2017-12-12 10:00

Heavily armed Zimbabwean soldiers are reportedly still deployed at former first lady Grace Mugabe’s farming empire which she controversially acquired in Mazowe.

Zim govt 'to acquire 15 planes from Malaysia to resuscitate ailing Air Zimbabwe' – report

2017-12-12 08:33

The Zimbabwe government is reportedly set to acquire at least 15 planes as part of efforts to resuscitate the country's struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe.

Zim electoral body chief resigns after Mugabe ouster – report

2017-12-11 20:00

Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has reportedly resigned just a couple of months before the crunch polls in 2018.

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in Africa in 2017

2017-12-11 13:09

The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries, writes The Conversation.

REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

2017-12-11 06:06

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper says.

Continued occupation of streets by Zim army 'scares away investors' - opposition

2017-12-10 12:07

Zimbabwe's government, under newly inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has announced "a new economic order" that signals a potentially significant change from the previous era of former President Robert Mugabe.

EXCLUSIVE: Mnangagwa's govt 'is illegitimate... Zim needs coup cure'

2017-12-09 14:00

Zimbabwe needs to cure the coup, and needs the African Union to help with this, publisher and academic Ibbo Mandaza has said.

 

US 'cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe' after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-13 10:20

The United States is “cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe, following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe” in November, a report says.

Cleric who grabbed land from white Zim farmer ignores Mnangagwa's directive - report

2017-12-13 06:17

A Zimbabwean cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who was recently given a directive by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to vacate the farm he grabbed from a white farmer, Robert Smart, in Rusape in June, has remained adamant he will "stay put".

Zanu-PF congress to endorse Mnangagwa as party leader after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-12 12:12

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is gearing up for its extraordinary congress that is set to take place on Friday in Harare.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Putin, Kenya

2017-12-12 08:33

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen, a report says, and Kenya's main opposition has postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.

Mugabe's 'obedient son' sought 'divine intervention' against Grace's tirades

2017-12-12 06:00

Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu says he would ask his wife to pray for him to shield himself from Grace Mugabe's tirades at ruling party rallies where she dished out the dirt against her opponents within the ruling Zanu-PF.

WATCH: Victims of Zim's mass 1980s killings still wait for justice

2017-12-11 17:00

At least 20 000 people died when former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe ordered a military campaign against the rival liberation movement, Zapu.

Mnangagwa's ministers 'cancel festive season travel to meet set targets' – report

2017-12-11 08:51

Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in cabinet ministers are reportedly "putting in extra hours every day to meet targets" set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa "as a new work ethic takes root in government".

Why the focus on China's role in Mugabe's fall missed the bigger picture

2017-12-10 17:25

A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon, writes The Conversation.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-09 16:00

After 15 years of protesting against Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK will continue to rally against the ruling Zanu-PF party, accusing its leaders of being "dictators who only believe in themselves ruling".

Mugabe sons 'back in Zim... as ex-first family set to jet out to Malaysia' - report

2017-12-09 10:00

Former president Robert Mugabe's sons have reportedly returned to Zimbabwe for the first time after their father was pushed out of office in November.

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