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Zimbabwe leader sacks deputy information minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three "abducted" opposition officials in a tweet.

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WATCH | Zimbabwe woman leads team feeding community during coronavirus lockdown

2020-05-12 09:39

A Zimbabwean woman leads a team of volunteers to feed her community during the Covid-19 lockdown as the majority of breadwinners earn their living in the informal sector.

Zimbabwe to start phasing out use of US dollars at the end of 2022

2020-04-16 10:45

The move falls under measures put in place to support Zimbabwe's five-year de-dollarisation strategy up leading up to the year 2024.

Police patrol streets as Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-30 21:04

Zimbabwe has begun enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

Zimbabwe president defies own travel ban to attend Namibia swearing-in

2020-03-22 09:37

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government's ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwe adopts new forex trading system to curb runaway inflation

2020-03-12 15:55

Zimbabwe's finance minister has announced that the country will adopt a 'managed float' exchange rate system to slow the drop in the value of its currency and curb runaway inflation.

'Baffling': Zimbabwe livid over US extending sanctions

2020-03-05 18:00

Zimbabwe says it is dismayed by the White House's "baffling" decision to extend sanctions against members of the southern African country's ruling regime over rights abuses.

Zimbabwe threatens mines over unpaid licence fees

2020-02-19 21:00

Zimbabwe has given an ultimatum to holders of mining licences to pay an annual renewal fee by April, or face losing their licenses, mines Minister Winston Chitando announced on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe MP goes on trial for trying to overthrow govt

2020-02-04 10:23

A leading Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker pleaded not guilty to charges that he planned to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a lawyers' group said on Monday, the latest in a series of cases to target government critics.

China sends doctors, equipment to help Zimbabwe fight virus

2020-05-12 06:48

China has deployed a team of doctors and donated a consignment of medical equipment to Zimbabwe to help the southern African nation's fight against coronavirus.

Zimbabwe street vendors sell cloth masks to make ends meet

2020-05-08 18:30

Zimbabwe market stall owner Aaron Makaya saw a business opportunity when President Emmerson Mnangagwa made face masks mandatory in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Forty years ago, Zimbabwe was born

2020-04-18 15:19

The crowd roars to a 21-gun salute. The din of planes fills the night sky. The applause and cries of joy gradually subside and the singing starts. It is shortly after midnight on Friday, April 18, 1980. Zimbabwe has just been born.

Zimbabwe must protect medics from coronavirus, says court

2020-04-15 14:40

A Zimbabwe court on has ordered the government to provide healthcare workers with protective gear and roll out mass testing against the deadly coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe begins 21-day 'total' lockdown

2020-03-30 12:42

Zimbabwean authorities have begun enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

Zimbabwe doctors join nurses on strike over lack of virus protection

2020-03-26 21:33

Doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have gone on strike over lack of protective gear against the novel coronavirus, joining thousands of nurses who walked out of the wards this week, their association says.

Shun church or 'go to hell', Zimbabwe government warns

2020-03-23 06:43

A Zimbabwe spokesman warns people against flocking to church on Sundays in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, even claimes that worshippers risked going to hell.

Zimbabwe coronavirus suspect tests negative after hospital escape

2020-03-11 20:46

A suspected coronavirus case who escaped from hospital in Zimbabwe has tested negative on, authorities said, after causing panic by eluding medical staff and running loose in the capital.

Zimbabwe risks 'deep humanitarian' crisis, IMF warns

2020-02-27 18:32

Zimbabwe faces a grim economic outlook this year and is also at risk of an extreme humanitarian crisis, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

Zimbabwe sets pay deal with government workers

2020-01-29 22:00

Unions representing government workers in Zimbabwe say they have accepted an offer of higher pay as a provisional step in long-running negotiations.

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