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Zimbabwe leader tells UN that sanctions hurt development

New York - Zimbabwe's leader on Thursday appealed at the United Nations for support to end Western sanctions, saying that they set back development goals.

Zimbabwean High Court orders dissidents to be freed on bail

Harare - Opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume and award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono were granted bail on Wednesday at their fourth attempt after being detained in July for calling for protests.

Zimbabwe government brands critical bishop 'evil-minded'

Harare - Zimbabwe's government has accused the head of a Catholic bishops congress of stoking division and seeking to create a "genocide" after the group spoke out against alleged rights abuses and economic woes.

Zimbabwe govt denies crisis as inflation jumps to 840 percent

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate soared to almost 840 percent in July, the statistics agency said Saturday, adding to the country's desperate economic woes even as the government refused to acknowledge a growing sense of crisis.

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa vows to 'flush out bad apples'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday warned he would "flush out" what he called "bad apples" as rights groups reported dozens of activists had been arrested in a broad crackdown on dissent.

Arrested Zimbabwean author, Booker nominee Tsitsi Dangarembga freed

Harare - Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga was freed on bail on Saturday following her arrest during anti-government protests a day earlier.

Zimbabwe author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election.

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during protest

Harare - Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday, an AFP photographer saw.

Zimbabwe streets deserted after anti-govt protests are banned

Harare - Police and soldiers mounted checkpoints on empty streets in Harare on Friday after the Zimbabwean authorities warned of a crackdown on the eve of planned protests.

US summons Zimbabwe ambassador after insult over protests

Washington - The United States on Tuesday summoned Zimbabwe's ambassador after the ruling party insulted the US envoy in Harare and accused him of fomenting anti-corruption protests.

Police patrol streets as Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Harare - Zimbabwe on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

Zimbabwe doctors join nurses on strike over lack of virus protection

Harare - Doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have gone on strike over lack of protective gear against the novel coronavirus, joining thousands of nurses who walked out of the wards this week, their association said Thursday.

Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Hwange - Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack.The 45-year-old was attacked by a buffalo days earlier, and he was lucky to be on his feet.

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Harare - Fanuel Mapfumo has been unable to lift heavy objects since a Zimbabwe police officer fractured his left arm as he was covering a story last August.The 28-year-old journalist was filming a banned protest in the capital Harare when it happened.

Babies born on floor as Zimbabwe's health system totters

Harare - The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born.

Mugabe left $10 mln, a farm and two houses

Harare - Zimbabwe's late former president Robert Mugabe left US$10 million, 10 cars, a farm and two houses, details of his estate released on Tuesday revealed.

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, UN expert warns

Harare - Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.

Zimbabwean police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

Harare - Zimbabwean riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters on Wednesday after barring a planned address by the main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, AFP journalists said.

Zimbabwean police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

Harare - Zimbabwean riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters on Wednesday after barring a planned address by the main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, AFP journalists said.

Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare - Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy.

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Harare - Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought.

The 'Brave Ones': Zimbabwe's women-only rangers fighting poaching

Harare - Chiyevedzo Mutero was one of dozens competing in the remote Zimbabwean bush to join the all-female anti-poaching Akashinga rangers when she broke her finger.

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Harare - Zimbabweans staged a mass government-orchestrated protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late leader Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Harare - Zimbabweans staged a mass protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late ex-leader Robert Mugabe.

Reinforced grave, tamper-proof casket: battle for Mugabe's corpse

Harare - After weeks of delays Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe was finally buried over the weekend, closing a battle between the state and his family over the fate of his remains.

Mugabe finally laid to rest in rural Zimbabwe village

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in a low-key ceremony in his home village after weeks of wrangling over his final resting place.

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Harare - Robert Mugabe used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal generals turned against him.

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Zimbabwe capital city shuts main water plant, shortages loom

Harare - Zimbabwe’s capital shut its main waterworks on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, potentially leaving the city and surrounding towns two million residents without water and raising the risk of disease.
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This female  one of 24 elephants airlifted from Zimbabwe to China in July 2015  suffered a wound whi...
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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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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The flag of Zimbabwe has the bird on a pedastal  as does Zimbabwe s Coat of Arms.
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.
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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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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Satellite image of the flooded area by Unitar UNOSAT
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The bird on a pedastal.
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Zimbabwe since independence
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Image showing latest damage to the dam wall
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Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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The city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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Four people have been arrested in Zimbabwe for trying to smuggle 28 sable antelopes  including six c...
Four people have been arrested in Zimbabwe for trying to smuggle 28 sable antelopes, including six calves into South Africa.
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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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In Zimbabwe, humans and livestock are starving.
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Rhodes' tomb
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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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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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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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