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Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

S.Africa police decline to reveal if Grace Mugabe has fled

Johanesburg - South African police Wednesday said they knew the whereabouts of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces accusations of assault, but declined to say if she had fled the country.

Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting model in S. African hotel

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe was under investigation by South African police Tuesday after she allegedly used an extension cord to assault a model in a Johannesburg hotel.

Grace Mugabe probed over alleged assault in S.Africa

Johanesburg - South African police were on Tuesday investigating an alleged assault by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on a model who was staying at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons.

Mugabe's possible successor falls ill, flown to S.Africa

Harare - Zimbabwe's vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is seen as favourite to succeed President Robert Mugabe, has been flown to South Africa for emergency medical care, officials said Monday.

Former Barca stars Kluivert, Davids appear at Mugabe rally

Harare - Former Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids joined Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on stage at a political rally ahead of a veterans match planned later this year.

Zimbabwe plans $1 billion 'Mugabe University'

Harare - Cash-strapped Zimbabwe announced Wednesday that it plans to build a $1 billion university to honour Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old president accused of brutal repression and bringing the country to economic ruin.

Zimbabwe's opposition unites to take on Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade hold on power in elections next year.

Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police

Harare - Zimbabwean security forces confirmed Friday that soldiers and police fought on the streets of Harare earlier this week, as nationwide tensions grow under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

93-year-old Mugabe says 'not dying' as health concerns mount

Harare - Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, declaring "I am not dying," sought Saturday to brush aside growing concerns about his health after his wife urged him to name a successor.

Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion's cub

Johanesburg - A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride confirmed Friday.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe returns from Singapore medical care

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home on Saturday after medical treatment in Singapore, the state broadcaster said, putting to rest speculation over the 93-year-old's whereabouts.

Moo-gabe's gift: Zimbabwe leader sells cows to fund AU

Addis Ababa - As the African Union struggles to get members to pay dues, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe took the bull by the horns and sold his own cattle for a sizeable donation to the body.

Zimbabwe bus crash 'kills 43'

Harare - A bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed 43 people after the driver lost control and rammed into a tree, police said Thursday."We have been told that 43 people have been killed," police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, starts nationwide speaking tour

Marondera - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday launched a nationwide 10-venue speaking tour aimed at drumming up support ahead of elections next year when he plans to seek office again.

Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

Harare - A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday.

No money to gamble at Zimbabwe's fading racecourse

Harare - Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet.

Zimbabwe's 'odd couple' seeking to oust Mugabe

Harare - One is a female former teenage guerrilla fighter who became President Robert Mugabe's closest ally, the other is a battle-hardened opposition leader often dismissed as a busted flush.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore for health check: report

Harare - Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has flown to Singapore for a "routine medical check-up", state media reported Tuesday.

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy.

Activist defiant in her quest for 'free, just' Zimbabwe

Harare - She bears scars from police beatings, has been arrested many times, detained for months, and become the first person to be convicted over mass anti-government protests last year.

Zimbabwe floods leave hundreds dead and thousands homeless

Going from a devastating drought to heavy rains and flooding can put an added strain on national resources. And in Zimbabwe, which is already in arrears in payments to foreign lenders, the floods and loss of homes and lives create a dire situation.

Mugabe back home after medical review in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe returned home Sunday from Singapore where he had flown earlier this week for a medical review, his spokesman said.Mugabe returned "this morning", spokesman George Charamba told AFP.

Mugabe, 93, flies to Singapore for 'medical review'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a "scheduled medical review", his spokesman said.

Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party

City - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.

Mugabe marks 93rd birthday with faltering TV interview

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turned 93 on Tuesday, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty.

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.

Turning 93, Zimbabwe's Mugabe rules out retirement

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, has no plans to give up power, saying he has no "acceptable" successor in place.

Zimbabwe will vote for Mugabe even when he's dead: wife

Harare - The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters' choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Zimbabwe protest pastor Mawarire says may stand against Mugabe

Harare - A Zimbabwean pastor who led a popular protest movement last year against strongman President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he might stand in the 2018 general election.
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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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Map showing Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe
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Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett, at an MDC rally in August, 2009 in Sakubva, Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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Image showing latest damage to the dam wall
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The city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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Four people have been arrested in Zimbabwe for trying to smuggle 28 sable antelopes, including six calves into South Africa.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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In Zimbabwe, humans and livestock are starving.
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Zimbabwe was once known as the breadbasket of Africa, but perennial shortages now mean that many villagers rely on food aid from the World Food Programme
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This female, one of 24 elephants airlifted from Zimbabwe to China in July 2015, suffered a wound while housed in the Qingyuan quarantine facility.
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Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Looking at this image and accompanying natural sounds could be key to reducing pain in cancer patients during treatment.
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Invitation: Peter Godwin and Roy Bennett in conversation about recent developments in Zimbabwe. Thursday, 18th November, 2010 @ 6PM, Wits University, Johannesburg, SA. Please RSVP at muniera@panmacmillan.co.za or SMS 078 804 0591.
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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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The bird on a pedastal.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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Satellite image of the flooded area by Unitar UNOSAT
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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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