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In Zimbabwe, grief and hunger stalk storm victims

Chipinge - Eunica Simango sits with downcast eyes as she waits at a relief centre in Chimanimani.

Zimbabwe cyclone survivors tearfully list dead relatives

Chipinge - Agony is etched in Tapiwa Chanyawo’s face as he tells of the night the storm came, a mudslide swept away their home, and his family died.

Cyclone Idai kills at least 31 as it hits eastern Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are missing as tropical cyclone Idai hit eastern parts of Zimbabwe after lashing neighbouring Mozambique, the government said on Saturday.

Zimbabwe court refuses to drop charges against 7 Chinese caught with rhino horns

Hwange - Seven Chinese nationals being held in a Zimbabwe jail for money laundering and unlawful possession of rhino horn on Thursday lost their legal bid to have their charges dropped.

Zimbabwe opposition leader snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call

Harare - Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa snubbed an invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to join a national summit on Wednesday, just weeks after security forces crushed protests over the worsening economy.

Mnangagwa accuses West of 'backing violence' in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday accused western countries of supporting violent countrywide protests last month that were sparked by a huge rise in fuel prices.

Leading Zimbabwean cleric activist Mawarire granted bail

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist and pastor Evan Mawarire was granted bail Tuesday, after his arrest and detention for 13 days on subversion charges following violent anti-government protests.

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire freed on bail

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist and pastor Evan Mawarire was freed on bail Tuesday after being detained for 13 days following violent anti-government protests."I’m persuaded in the case...

Zimbabwe opposition says crackdown worse than under Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition said Tuesday a violent crackdown on civilians by the new government was worse than anything in recent years under ousted leader Robert Mugabe, accusing Harare of escalating "terrorism".

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa 'appalled' by filmed attack on civilian

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing security forces repeatedly beating a detained civilian, and ordered the arrest of those responsible.

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's widely respected fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it became a symbol of the regime during anti-government demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson.

Zimbabwe pledges to probe abuse, rape claims against security forces

Harare - Zimbabwe's government has pledged to "thoroughly" investigate allegations of abuse and rape levelled against its security forces during a brutal crackdown to crush last week's anti-government protests.

After torture accusations, Zimbabwe says lessons to be learnt

Harare - Harare acknowledged Wednesday there were "lessons to be learnt" from the security forces' crackdown on anti-government protests after allegations of "systematic torture" by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission.

Zimbabwe union leader faces subversion charge after protests

Harare - A Zimbabwean union leader who backed a nationwide strike last week over fuel-price hikes was kept in custody on Wednesday, charged with trying to subvert the government and inciting violence.

Zimbabwe's rights body says 'systematic torture' in crackdown

Harare - A human rights commission appointed by Zimbabwe's government said Tuesday that at least eight people were killed, mostly by gunfire, in a crackdown on protests last week.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Harare - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.

Victims tell of brutal Zimbabwe crackdown

Harare - The men wearing police and military uniforms came in the middle of night, forcing their way into the home where Brighton, 35, lives with his young family outside Harare.

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Harare - Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.Police and soldiers have been accused of indiscriminately dragging people from their homes and beating them....

Top Zimbabwe activist arrested in protest crackdown

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was arrested by armed police at his home in Harare on Wednesday in a widening security crackdown after violent anti-government protests.
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