Zimbabwe

Much ado about new Zim dollar notes

A top business body, the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, said on Tuesday industry was ready for the new bank notes Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says will be introduced soon - although a top economist argues that the struggling southern African country is not yet ready for a substantive currency of its own.

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Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest

2019-08-20 21:56

Zimbabwean police have outlawed anti-government protests that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Gweru, the country's third largest city, the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change has said.

 

Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

2019-08-19 20:31

Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare.

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government

2019-08-16 21:40

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality.

Activists 'abducted' ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups

2019-08-15 20:58

At least six opposition and rights activists were abducted and tortured by unidentified assailants in Zimbabwe ahead of planned protests against worsening economic problems, rights groups charged Thursday.

Zimbabwe's opposition vows anti-govt protests despite warnings

2019-08-14 20:01

Zimbabwe's main opposition party vowed Wednesday to go ahead with protests this week against the worsening economy, dismissing government threats to stop the demonstrations.

Zim says it has reached 400MW a week deal with Eskom

2019-08-06 21:30

The Zimbabwean government says it has reached an agreement with South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom for the supply of 400MW of electricity, starting this week.

WATCH: In Zimbabwe, power cuts turn nights into days

2019-08-02 15:50

Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages have effectively turned night into day for many businesses and families, with most work happening after dark, when lights flicker on for a few hours.

Zimbabwe's year-on-year inflation won't be published till February

2019-08-01 19:50

Zimbabwe will defer publication of year-on-year inflation until February next year due to the change in the currency regime, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube told Parliament on Thursday.

Donald Trump gets his wall at last - but it's in Zimbabwe

2019-08-01 16:42

Frustrated by Democrats from fulfilling a campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern US border, President Donald Trump is getting his way regardless. The only downside for the president is that this wall is in southern Africa.

Zim ups the ante on curruption, arrests top officials

2019-07-31 17:30

The newly-constituted Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), which was given "new teeth" by president Emmerson Mnangagwa is on an anti-corruption blitz that has seen the arrest of two senior government officials including a Minister.

Zim mulls tariff hike as electricity becomes 'very big problem'

2019-07-16 17:41

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi said on Monday that his department was considering a tariff review, or cutting off electricity supply to debtors.

Zimbabwe owes airlines $196m in trapped funds, says authority

2019-07-10 16:13

Zimbabwe owes airlines about $196m that’s stuck in the country due to a shortage of hard currency, according to the International Air Transport Association.

WATCH | Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march in Bulawayo

2019-08-19 14:21

Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.

GALLERY | Zimbabwe so far - a look at the protest action

2019-08-16 17:41

"Our election victory has given us a clear mandate to demonstrate, i.e. lacks presidential ruling qualities, economic strategies," read on of the posters at the Zimbabwe protests.

Eskom power supply brings relief to Zimbabwe

2019-08-14 20:37

Electricity supply in Zimbabwe has improved significantly following the southern African country's agreement to import power from Eskom.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

2019-08-07 08:03

The UN food agency has launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food.

Mugabe still in Singapore hospital where he has been since April

2019-08-05 19:51

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe remains hopsitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.

Zimbabwe summons US envoy in protest over sanctions on diplomat

2019-08-03 10:59

Zimbabwe has summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest US travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military crackdown that left six civilians dead last year.

Zimbabweans to pay 173% more for energy

2019-08-01 19:08

Zimbabweans will soon pay more in electricity tariff as the southern African country continues to seek ways of alleviating its crippling power shortages.

One year on - What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe?

2019-07-31 19:33

A year ago, with Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better.

Zimbabwe miners told to pay utility bills in foreign currency

2019-07-16 20:01

Mining companies in Zimbabwe will have to use foreign currency to pay for power but can make their own arrangements for imports from foreign suppliers, the country’s energy minister said.

Zimbabwe can’t pay for imports, narrows trade deficit

2019-07-10 22:02

Zimbabwe's trade deficit has narrowed to $332m for the five months to May as the southern African country battles to pay for key imports such as electricity and fuel.

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