Mozambique backs constitution reform to bolster peace

2018-05-23 19:03

Mozambique's parliament has approved constitutional changes on how provinces are governed, meeting a key demand of rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama who died this month.

12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?

2018-05-23 10:08

Survey shows Zimbabwean policy makers need not fear a public backlash if they choose to abolition of the death penalty, writes The Conversation.

WATCH: Grace Mugabe ally arrives back in Harare after 6-month exile

2018-05-23 06:00

A political ally of former first lady Grace Mugabe has landed back in Harare six months after he fled into exile in South Africa.

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

2018-05-22 13:20

Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola's sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor's office says.

SA hunter 'bribed Zim govt officials to shoot an elephant illegally'

2018-05-22 10:47

The owner of a South African hunting company has been accused of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on a hunt for elephants and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the US.

Missing $15bn diamond revenue: Zim parliament 'to question Mugabe from his Harare mansion'

2018-05-22 08:37

A Zimbabwean parliamentary portfolio committee that is investigating the looting of diamond revenue amounting to $15 billion, has reportedly "resolved to meet former president Robert Mugabe at his private home instead of dragging him to parliament" for questioning.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

2018-05-21 17:38

Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group says, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, DRC, Chiwenga

2018-05-21 14:44

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe 'on track to regain its bread basket status', and World agencies and neighbouring countries have hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

Mugabe 'sends emissaries for coalition talks with MDC leader Chamisa' – report

2018-05-21 10:37

Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly been "approached by emissaries claiming to represent former president Robert Mugabe and seeking an electoral pact".

Ex-Grace Mugabe ally vows to return to Zim after 6-month exile

2018-05-21 06:00

A key ally of Grace Mugabe is set to return to Zimbabwe six months after he fled into exile in the wake of the military takeover, a newspaper reported Sunday.


No sign of Mugabe at Zimbabwe parliament hearing

2018-05-23 11:39

A Zimbabwe parliamentary committee has gathered to hear evidence from former president Robert Mugabe, but there has been no immediate sign that he would attend.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe and missing $15bn diamond revenue, Lesotho

2018-05-23 08:01

Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is prepared 'to question Robert Mugabe from his Harare mansion', and Lesotho's Constitutional Court has declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional.

Lesotho Constitutional Court declares offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional

2018-05-22 19:19

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has commended Lesotho's constitutional court after it declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional.

Highwaymen rob Zim passengers along SA highway: report

2018-05-22 13:20

At least three buses carrying Zimbabwean passengers were robbed at gunpoint along the Musina Johannesburg highway at the weekend, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Ex-Grace Mugabe ally, Zim cannabis, Ebola

2018-05-22 08:37

A key ally of Grace Mugabe is set to return to Zimbabwe six months after he fled into exile in the wake of the military takeover, and ex-president Robert Mugabe has 'sent emissaries for coalition talks with MDC leader Nelson Chamisa'.

Zim readies for crunch election... over 100 political parties set to contest - report

2018-05-22 06:00

More than 100 political parties have reportedly registered to contest Zimbabwe's crunch elections which are scheduled to take place before the end of August.

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

2018-05-21 16:01

A Zambian court has released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.

$15bn diamond looting: Zim parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing

2018-05-21 13:11

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

Zim government shelves plans to licence cannabis growers: report

2018-05-21 08:31

The Zimbabwe government has put on hold plans to issue licences to farmers to grow marijuana for medical and research purposes, citing the need to first carry out feasibility studies.

'Don't eat, smoke in public,' Zim police warned

2018-05-20 16:07

Zimbabwean police have reportedly been banned from eating and smoking in public, as the country's recently appointed police commissioner seeks to clean the image of the force ahead of a crunch election.

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