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Mugabe's wife denies presidential ambitions

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Thursday denied harbouring ambitions to succeed her husband, pledging instead to support the 91-year-old's next presidential bid.

Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Zimbabwe journalists arrested over elephant poisoning story

Harare - Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested three journalists at a state newspaper over a story implicating police and parks officers in the poisoning of some 60 elephants, saying their report was false.

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 22 more elephants have died from suspected poisoning by poachers near Zimbabwe's main game reserve, a parks official said Tuesday, as conservationists struggle to stem a spate of attacks.

Zimbabwe hunter loses bid to have Cecil case dropped

Hwange - The Zimbabwean professional hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion lost a legal bid on Tuesday to have charges against him dropped.

Zimbabwe court postpones Cecil killing case

Hwange - A Zimbabwean court on Thursday postponed the case against the professional hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, after the prosecutor failed to turn up because of illness."The matter has been postponed to October 20.

Zimbabwe drops case against U.S. dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Harare - Zimbabwe on Monday abandoned its bid to press charges against a US dentist who killed Cecil the lion, saying his papers "were in order" and that he did not know he was committing any offence.

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt due back in court

Hwange - The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, is due to start Monday but his lawyers say they will attempt to have the case thrown out of court.

Zimbabwe hunter behind Cecil the lion killing arrested, again

Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who helped an American dentist kill Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in July, has been arrested, again. This time, the charges are more serious.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Harare - Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, repeating an address he gave to the legislature last month.

Students in Zimbabwe were brewing beer with cereal

A few schools in Zimbabwe have made the decision to ban certain types of cereals because students have been making homemade beer.

Lion kills guide in Zimbabwe park where Cecil lived

Harare - A lion mauled to death a guide leading tourists on a walking safari in the Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived before he was shot, police said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe lifts hunting restrictions imposed after Cecil kill

Harare - Zimbabwean wildlife authorities on Monday partially lifted restrictions on big game hunting imposed earlier this month following the outcry over the killing by a US trophy hunter of Cecil the lion.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe rages against killing of Cecil the lion

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday criticised the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying the animal was a key part of the country's heritage. "Our wildlife, all our animals, belong to us.

'Cecil the lion' trial postponed in Zimbabwe: judge

Hwange - The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, was postponed on Wednesday until next month after an application from his lawyers.

Another US hunter suspected of illegal Zimbabwe lion kill

Harare - Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused global outrage.

Has Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho been shot and killed?

According to a senior park official, Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was killed in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The killing took place on August 1, reports the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Other organizations dispute this report.

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Harare - Zimbabwe on Friday called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, as AFP learnt that the Minnesota dentist and trophy hunter had posed for a photograph next to the body of Cecil the lion.

Court hearing delayed for Zimbabwe lion hunt co-accused

Hwange - A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion was postponed Thursday amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal's death.

Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

Hwange - A professional hunter was granted bail on charges of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt" after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion.
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