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Zimbabwe inflation rate soars to 175%

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300 mn of ivory to fund game reserves

Harare - Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities said Tuesday, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Harare - Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Grace Mugabe accused of bloody attack on domestic worker

Harare - Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family's home with a shoe in 2017, lawyers said Tuesday.

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments.

Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

Harare - Zimbabwe next month will start paying partial compensation to white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe's land reforms, the government said Monday.

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.
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