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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.

Armyworms threaten southern Africa food supply: UN agency

Harare - An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars present in several southern African countries threatens to strip the entire region of key food supplies, warned the UN food agency Thursday.

Emergency Harare meeting warns of 'huge' armyworm threat

Harare - International experts at emergency UN talks in Harare warned Tuesday that crop-eating armyworm caterpillars posed a serious threat to food supplies across several African countries.

Zimbabwe protest leader Mawarire released on bail

Harare - A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday released on bail the pastor who last year led a surge of protests against President Robert Mugabe and is now facing subversion charges.

Zimbabwe protest leader detained at Harare airport

Harare - The Zimbabwean pastor who led protests last year against President Robert Mugabe's authoritarian government was arrested at Harare airport Wednesday as he returned to the country after several months abroad.

Mugabe's wife denies seizing properties over diamond ring spat

Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has denied seizing three properties from a Lebanese businessman who she claims duped her in a messy $1.35 million diamond ring deal.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

Masvingo - Supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe chanting "tongai, tongai baba" (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run.

Zimbabwe activists 'abducted' as planned protest fails

Harare - At least six Zimbabwe activists were "abducted" and some of them beaten up as a heavy police presence in Harare prevented planned protests Friday against President Robert Mugabe's government.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in surprise visit to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Zimbabwe's 92-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe will pay a surprise one-day working visit to Malaysia on Friday, the Southeast Asian country said.

Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe activist speaks out after beating

Harare - Lying uncomfortably in his hospital bed, Zimbabwean anti-government activist Silvanos Mudzvova details the long list of injuries he suffered this week when abducted, beaten up and left for dead.

Zimbabwe police on alert for protests

Harare - Riot police were expected to be out in force in Zimbabwe on Saturday after protesters planned fresh demonstrations calling for electoral reform and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe protesters challenge fresh police ban in capital

Harare - Anti-government activists in Zimbabwe vowed Friday to challenge a police order barring protests in the capital Harare, on the eve of mass demonstrations planned across the country against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe protest leader freed on bail before planned demos

Harare - Zimbabwe's high court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of protest leader Promise Mkwananzi ahead of mass anti-government demonstrations planned later this week.

Zimbabwe police announce new ban on Harare protests

Harare - Zimbabwean police have announced a fresh ban on protests in the capital Harare, state media said Tuesday, in another attempt to end demonstrations against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe was once known as the breadbasket of Africa  but perennial shortages now mean that many vil...
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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Satellite image of the flooded area by Unitar UNOSAT
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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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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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A woman stands outside of her temporary home and dried up maize crop in Epworth, in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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The city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
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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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In Zimbabwe, humans and livestock are starving.
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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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Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett, at an MDC rally in August, 2009 in Sakubva, Zimbabwe
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The bird on a pedastal.
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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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Image showing latest damage to the dam wall
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Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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Map showing Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe
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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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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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