Zimbabwe

Zim leader tells graduates to create own jobs as formal job opportunities continue to shrink

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told more than 3 000 graduates last week to create their own jobs or "risk sinking into oblivion" as formal job opportunities continued to shrink.

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MDC says 'ready to defy police ban' as it prepares for its 19th anniversary celebrations next week

2018-10-19 06:00

Zimbabwe's MDC party has reportedly set a date for its 19th anniversary celebrations after they were cancelled last month due to a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 50 people in the southern African country.

Mnangagwa's been wooing Zimbabwe's white sports heroes. Here's why

2018-10-18 20:05

In mending the relations with Zimbabwe's white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke, writes The Conversation.

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.

 

Mnangagwa, Chamisa dialogue plan 'collapses', Zim churches say

2018-10-17 07:34

The Zimbabwe Council of Churches has reportedly said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his rival Nelson Chamisa are "seemingly not ready to compromise" their political positions, making it difficult for the two leaders to hold a dialogue.

Zim VP Chiwenga 'is recovering well at a South African hospital', govt says

2018-10-16 11:05

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that Vice President Constantini Chiwenga is recovering well at a South African hospital where he is receiving medical treatment.

Zimbabwe court grants bail to trade unionists: lawyer

2018-10-13 17:39

Trade union leaders and scores of activists detained in Zimbabwe ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, have been released on bail , lawyers say.

Shelves empty as specter of hyperinflation returns to Zimbabwe

2018-10-12 15:01

Austin Mushanguri shakes his head in dejection and walks away from the fridges in an affluent supermarket in Zimbabwe’s capital after reading a sign saying he can only buy one bottle of beer instead of the dozen he’d hoped for.

Zimbabwe says 'bye bye to maize imports' as farmers 'deliver over 1m tons' – report

2018-10-17 13:02

Zimbabwe is reportedly now "food secure" and is likely not going to import maize as farmers have delivered over 1 million tons to the Grain Marketing Board after a "successful Command Agriculture Programme".

Zimbabwe probes post-election violence that killed six

2018-10-16 21:16

A public inquiry into the deaths of six people after Zimbabwe's landmark elections has started hearing oral testimonies with witnesses pointing fingers at the opposition, which has already labelled the probe "preemptive".

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.

Man who shot dead tout in tense Harare 'acted in self-defence': Lawyers

2018-10-14 15:35

A man who shot dead a parking tout in central Harare last week says he acted in self-defence after a mob chased him and set his car on fire, reports say.

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.

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