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Zimbabwe activist jailed over Mugabe dairy bomb plot

Harare - A Zimbabwe court on Tuesday jailed the leader of a fringe opposition party for nine years for possessing home-made petrol bombs in a supposed plot to attack a dairy run by President Robert Mugabe's wife.

Breadbasket of Africa is empty as severe drought continues

Surrounded by diamond fields, villagers in Eastern Zimbabwe are starving as their world turns to red dust. They are not alone in their desperation, as the country continues to suffer under the ravages of the worst El Nino in nearly two decades.

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.

Mugabe's frailty intensifies Zimbabwe leadership race

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe's ruling party at the weekend publicly endorsed 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for elections in 2018 -- but his visible frailty means that backstage the focus was on his successor.

Mugabe welcomes China's Xi in rare VIP visit

Harare - China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Zimbabwe on Tuesday on a rare visit by a world leader to a country shunned by Western powers over President Robert Mugabe's widely-criticised record on human rights.

China's Xi heads to Zimbabwe ahead of Africa summit

Harare - China's President Xi Jinping is due to start a five-day visit to Zimbabwe and South Africa on Tuesday, with African concern over the impact of the Chinese economic slowdown set to dominate the agenda.

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's evicted farmers win symbolic victory in S. Africa

Cape Town - White farmers evicted from their land in Zimbabwe won a symbolic victory Monday when a government-owned house in Cape Town was sold to pay compensation, a lawyer involved in the case said.The auction of the house, which went for 3.

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.

U.S. dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work

Bloomington - The US dentist who sparked international outrage when he killed Cecil the lion during a hunting trip to Zimbabwe returned to work Tuesday after six weeks in hiding.

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.

Zuma calls Cecil death 'just an incident'

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday brushed aside the killing of Zimbabwean lion Cecil, dismissing the animal's death as "just an incident.

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.

Op-Ed: Jericho is alive and well, but is the world's anger misplaced?

The Internet was all abuzz Saturday night as an announcement went over the World Wide Web that Jericho, Cecil's brother had been killed by an illegal hunter. Almost immediately, the story was denounced as being untrue, and now we know Jericho is alive.

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.

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe wildlife authorities on Sunday dismissed rumours that a second lion, known as Jericho, had been slain after the killing last month of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter caused a global outcry.

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.

Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

Johanesburg - Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar.

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.

US launches investigation into killing of 'Cecil the lion'

Washington - US authorities launched an investigation into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.
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