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Matabeleland football odyssey wins hearts ahead of Russia 2018

London - The Matabeleland soccer team's dramatic, crowd-funded journey from a dirt field to becoming stars of the sport's alternative World Football Cup is a mighty contrast with the upcoming billion-dollar bonanza of Russia 2018.

Zimbabwe to elect post-Mugabe president on July 30

Harare - Zimbabwe announced on Wednesday it would choose a new president and parliament on July 30, in the country's first electoral test since the removal of its autocratic leader Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Harare - Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Harare - Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing

Harare - A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on May 9

Harare - A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule.

Police 'closing in' on Grace Mugabe in ivory probe: state media

Harare - Zimbabwean police investigating an ivory-smuggling racket will soon question former ruler Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, who is accused of arranging shipments abroad, a government-owned newspaper reported Friday.

President Xi hails Mugabe's successor as 'old friend of China'

Bejing - President Xi Jinping greeted Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa as an "old friend" of China on Tuesday as the African leader visited Beijing, which previously backed his ousted predecessor Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe's wife Grace under probe for ivory smuggling

Harare - Zimbabwean police are investigating former ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, accused of smuggling ivory worth millions to underground foreign markets, a state-owned weekly reported Sunday.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says country 'has moved on' from Mugabe era

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls ouster 'coup d'etat'

Harare - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" that "we must undo" in his first TV interviews since then, aired on Thursday.

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls his ouster 'coup d'etat'

Harare - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" in his first TV interview since then, aired by South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday.

'Panic' as Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year's election.

Russia eyes Zimbabwe's diamonds and platinum

Harare - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met with Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and discussed possible military co-operation as well as plans to boost economic ties.

Chamisa to fight Zimbabwe polls for opposition party

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Thursday named a former youth activist, Nelson Chamisa, as its candidate for upcoming presidential polls, the party's first major test since the death of its charismatic leader and the ouster of Robert Mugabe.

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Harare - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power.

Subdued birthday for Zimbabwe's ousted Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.

Zimbabwe bids farewell to opposition hero Tsvangirai

Chivhu - Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa's most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe remembers Tsvangirai, the 'doyen of democracy'

Harare - Thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign mourners took to the streets of Harare Monday to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's iconic opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after a battle with cancer.

Zimbabwe president hails late opposition hero Tsvangirai, urges unity

Harare - Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history.

Hundreds throng airport as Zimbabwe opposition leader's body flown in

Harare - Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe’s main airport Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.

Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader's death

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Zimbabwe's leading opposition leader Tsvangirai dies at 65

Harare - Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who confronted Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, a party official said. He was 65.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies: party official

Harare - Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said.

Will Cape Town be world's first major city to run out of water?

Cape Town - Residents of Cape Town, South Africa's second most populous city, will run out of water by mid-April according to local government authorities. Residents have been told to limit usage to 50 liters per person per day. An average bath holds 80 liters.

Victims relive Zimbabwe massacres that taint new leader

Redcliff - To ward off evil spirits, Jochonia Moyo picks wild herbs as he returns to Bhalagwe detention camp -- the site of unimaginable brutality during a series of massacres more than 30 years ago that still haunts Zimbabwe today.

Zimbabwe's new leader wants Trump golf courses

Davos - Despite Donald Trump reportedly dismissing African nations as "shitholes", Zimbabwe's new president said Wednesday he would welcome the US president to build a golf course in his country.

Zimbabwe elections before July: president

Davos - Zimbabwe will go to the polls before July, in the first elections since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power, the country's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday.

Zimbabwean president wants UN to observe vote

London - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including UN officials to watch over the country's upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.

Zimbabwe opposition leader signals leadership change

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday signalled a coming change of leadership in his party following the removal of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, saying it was time a new generation took over.
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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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The bird on a pedastal.
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Satellite image of the flooded area by Unitar UNOSAT
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The city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
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A woman stands outside of her temporary home and dried up maize crop in Epworth, in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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Map showing Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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The flag of Zimbabwe has the bird on a pedastal, as does Zimbabwe's Coat of Arms.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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