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President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Tuesday to investigate security forces over their brutal crackdown on protesters,…

South Africa Rejects Zimbabwe $1.2bn Loan Request

South Africa turned down a request from its southern African neighbour Zimbabwe for a $1.2 billion…

Death Toll From Zimbabwe Protests Rises to 12, Rights Body Says

The death toll in Zimbabwe from a week of violence that erupted during a nationwide strike over fuel…

Zimbabwe: Country Profile and Facts 2019

Zimbabwe Fact File: Independence: 18 April, 1980 GDP: $17.85 billion Population: 16.53 million Zimbabwe is a…

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe – police

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa in talks with opposition’s Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is talking to the leader of the main opposition party,…

Zimbabwe govt warns opposition; US, UK bemoan post-poll violence

The United States and Britain have expressed concern over post-election violence in Zimbabwe. They urged leaders…

No presidential results today: Zimbabwe electoral body says

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission chairperson has said the first presidential results could be announced on Thursday, even…

Breaking: At least one person is shot dead as army clashes with opposition supporters in Zimbabwe

One person was shot dead by Zimbabwean soldiers in the capital city Harare on Wednesday after…

Zimbabwe’s ruling party wins absolute majority in National Assembly (72% official results)

*Zimbabwe’s ruling party since 1980, Zanu-PF, won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly…

Zimbabwe tobacco output at all-time high, defying years of economic gloom

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales have reached a record high of 237.1 million kilos just as the selling…

Regulator cuts Zimbabwe’s mobile data tariffs by 60 percent

Zimbabwe telecommunications regulator has cut the price of mobile data by 60 per cent. The rate…

Zimbabwe: UK Extends $100m to Zim As Ties Improve

The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the…

Changing presidents without elections: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana

The convention across most of Africa is that a new president is usually sworn in after…

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa travels to China for state visit

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is embarking on a state visit to China at the invitation of…

Grace Mugabe Under Fire For Smuggling Zimbabwe Ivories Worth Millions

Zimbabwean police are investigating former ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, accused of smuggling ivory worth millions…

Nurses in Zimbawe join Doctors’ strike over pay, drug shortages

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association says nurses and support staff have resolved to join the strike by…

Chinese Condoms Are Too Small For Zimbabwean Men – Zimbabwe Minister

Health minister David Parirenyatwa has challenged local companies to consider manufacturing condoms, saying imported options aren’t…