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Zimbabwe pair due in court for killing Cecil the lion

Hwange - Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world.

US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Harare - A wealthy American dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil, a safari industry goup said Tuesday, amid allegations that the animal had taken 40 hours to die.

Foreign hunter accused of killing much-loved Zimbabwe lion

Harare - A Zimbabwean conservation charity said Monday that a foreign tourist could face criminal charges after allegedly using a bow and arrow to kill a much-loved lion called Cecil.

Op-Ed: The hidden risks behind China’s stock market crash

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Zimbabwe's new exchange rate: $5 for 175 quadrillion local ones

Zimbabwe has announced it will be phasing out its own local currency in favour of the US dollar. The Zimbabwean dollar has been subject to hyperinflation of up to 500,000,000,000 percent so that locals will get $5 USD for 175 quadrillion local dollars.

Xenophobic attacks loom over southern African summit in Zimbabwe

Harare - Tensions over attacks on migrants in South Africa will be officially set aside as regional leaders meet for a summit in Zimbabwe Wednesday to plan industrial growth, an official said.

Zimbabwe opposition party calls for Mugabe's retirement

Harare - When 91-year-old Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe gave a Sunday speech at the Kutama Centenary Celebrations in Zvimba, opposition leaders seized the moment, hoping to push the aging ruler from his throne.

Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.

Mugabe admits land reform blunder

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms."I think the farms we gave to people are too large.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe named new African Union chairman

Addis Ababa - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Zimbabwe's plan to sell 34 baby elephants outrages activists

Maputo - Zimbabwe's Hwangwe National Park plans to sell elephants for as much as $40,000 each because it needs the money to run the park, officials say. The park plans to sell more than 60 elephants to buyers in China, France, and the United Arab Emirates.

Mugabe fires more cabinet ministers

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers, the presidency announced late Sunday, in an apparent purge targeting allies of his former deputy Joice Mujuru.

Mnangagwa in charge of Zimbabwe as Mugabe goes on leave

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left newly-installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday, state radio announced Monday.

Mugabe reshuffles cabinet after purge

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reshuffled his cabinet and appointed replacements for eight ministers sacked in a purge targetting his former deputy's allies.

Mugabe's vice president, ministers fired in Zimbabwe purge

Harare - Zimbabwe's vice president, once seen as Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, has been fired along with eight cabinet allies, the government said Tuesday as the veteran leader purged his foes.

Zimbabwe's divided ruling party to elect new leaders

Harare - Divided as never before over ageing leader Robert Mugabe's succession, Zimbabwe's ruling party opens a key leadership congress Tuesday, with a host of heavyweights sidelined by a major purge.

Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war

Harare - Zimbabwe's vice president has been ousted from the ruling party's leadership after a sustained campaign led by Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, as the battle to succeed the long-serving president heats up.

Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war

Harare - Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday.

Eleven worshippers die in Zimbabwe stampede

Harare - At least 11 people died and many more were injured in a stampede in Zimbabwe as thousands packed a stadium for a service by a celebrity preacher and self-styled miracle-worker, police said Friday.

Zimbabwe opposition hopes to reboot and challenge Mugabe

Harare - Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe's 34-year rule.

Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

Harare - Zimbabwe's ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress.

Zimbabwe: Harare vendors making money dabbling in 'sex coffee'

Harare - In Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, vendors are pushing "sex coffee," guaranteed to increase sexual performance and stamina. All this for only $3.00 to $5.00 a packet, depending on one's negotiating skills.

Zimbabwe police quiz minister over detained editor

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe have taken the unusual step of summoning the country's information minister for questioning in the case of a state newspaper editor charged with subversion.

Zimbabwe's president urges white farmers to cede land to blacks

Harare - Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, urged white farmers to cede land to black farmers. He spoke at a rally with Zanu-PF Wednesday.

Zimbabwe official urges people to stop using condoms

Harare - A top Zimbabwe official shocked the western world by calling it out on what he argued was a ploy to stunt the nation's growth. His solution? Zimbabweans should stop using condoms.

Expropriate 50% of all farms, plans ANC government

In a leftist move some have called phantoms of Zimbabwe, the South African ANC government has proposed a plan to expropriate half of every commercial farm and handing it over to farm workers.

Banking mogul Diamond to help Zimbabwe tap bond market

Harare - Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond will help Zimbabwe tap much-needed international investment through a 150 million eurobond, the country's finance minister said Wednesday.

African bank loans Zimbabwe $100 million to ease credit crunch

Harare - The African Export-Import Bank on Saturday announced a $100 million (72 million euro) loan to Zimbabwe's banking sector to ease a credit crunch that has deepened the country's economic woes."It is a well-known fact that the Zimbabwean banking sector an...

Update: Tokwe Mukorsi dam in Zimbabwe

Masvingo - Digital Journal has been following closely events surrounding the Tokwe Mukorsi dam in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe president Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Marondera - Thousands turned out on Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power.Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had ...
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