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Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

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.

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$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.

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".

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.

Zimbabwe 'on track to regain its bread basket status', says Mnangagwa

2018-05-18 06:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his country is doing well in regaining its breadbasket status, following the introduction of the command agriculture over the past two years.

Zim electoral body tells opposition parties to 'back off' – report

2018-05-17 08:00

Zimbabwe's electoral body has reportedly said that it would not be pressured into disclosing who the suppliers of ballot papers for this year's crunch elections are.

Mom tells of horrifying moment she found a baboon with its teeth 'sunk into' her baby's face

2018-05-16 11:41

A Zimbabwean woman has reportedly told of the horrifying moment she found a baboon "mauling her 1-year-old baby" outside their home in Victoria Falls.

'Elders in UK have promised us funding if MDC wins,' says ex-Zim finance minister

2018-05-16 08:00

European donors have pledged substantial investments in Zimbabwe should the MDC-T Alliance win the upcoming elections, the leader of the People's Democratic Party leader, Tendai Biti has reportedly said.

The president and his '$8 600 Louis Vuitton' briefcase: Zimbabweans divided over Mnangagwa's luxury carryall

2018-05-15 08:00

Is it a cheap imitation; a gift from another head of state, or an insensitive show of extravagance? Whatever it is, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's briefcase has got Zimbabwean opinion sharply divided.

Zimbabwe warns against cryptocurrencies

2018-05-14 15:49

Zimbabwe's central bank has warned against trading in cryptocurrencies, saying virtual currencies such as bitcoin were not regulated in the country.

Zim VP Chiwenga's mother-in-law takes ruling Zanu-PF to court – report

2018-05-19 12:01

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has reportedly taken the ruling Zanu-PF party and its national commissar Engelbert Rugeje to court contesting her defeat in the just-ended primary elections.

Mnangagwa has achieved 'a lot' in a short space of time... vote for him, VP Chiwenga tells Zimbabweans

2018-05-18 08:00

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming elections, saying he is the only one capable of turning around the country's moribund economy.

Zim 'imports grain despite govt claims it has stopped doing so' – report

2018-05-17 10:09

Zimbabwe is reportedly still importing grain "despite claims by the government that it had stopped doing so" last year following a "bumper harvest from the command agriculture programme".

Fraud case: Ex-minister fingers Zim President Mnangagwa

2018-05-17 05:57

A former Zimbabwean minister accused of criminal abuse of office has reportedly said that he received instruction from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office, while he was still vice president, in awarding a communications company a tender without following due process.

Zim, China sign $1 billion deal... investment to create 25 000 jobs

2018-05-16 10:25

Zimbabwe has reportedly signed a $1 billion deal with a Chinese firm to build a 400 megawatts coal methane-fired power plant in Matabeleland North Province and setting up new ferrochrome smelters at Zimasco.

'Africa spending at least $50bn on food imports,' says Zim's Mnangagwa

2018-05-16 05:58

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly urged African countries to focus more on agriculture, saying the continent imported food amounting to at least $50 billion per year.

Could Mugabe 'stage a Mahathir' in Zimbabwe?

2018-05-15 06:00

The recent re-election of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister of Malaysia has got some Zimbabweans wondering if ex-president Robert Mugabe could stage a similar comeback.

Zim cash crisis: Central bank imports $400m

2018-05-14 12:37

Zimbabwe's central bank chief has promised that chronic cash shortages will ease within two months's time, which will also be around the time Zimbabweans go to the polls.

Missing $15bn diamond revenue: Parliament 'shields' Mugabe, says report

2018-05-14 08:25

The Zimbabwean parliament appears to be shielding former president Robert Mugabe from appearing before a Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee investigating the looting and loss of diamond revenue amounting to $15 billion.

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