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Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality.

Zimbabwe inflation rate soars to 175%

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed.

UK makes 'first' conviction over 3D printed gun

London - A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300 mn of ivory to fund game reserves

Harare - Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities said Tuesday, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Harare - Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Grace Mugabe accused of bloody attack on domestic worker

Harare - Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family's home with a shoe in 2017, lawyers said Tuesday.

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments.

Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

Harare - Zimbabwe next month will start paying partial compensation to white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe's land reforms, the government said Monday.

UN food agency launches appeal for Mozambique relief funds

Paris - The UN Food and Agricultural Organization on Friday launched an appeal for $19 million in short-term aid for farmers, fishers and other food producers in cyclone-hit Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries.

Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone

Beira - A cyclone which struck southern Africa has affected almost three million people, of whom nearly 500,000 have been driven from their homes, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Mozambique cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease

Beira - Survivors of a powerful cyclone that pummelled southern Africa were to begin receiving emergency medicine, food and tents on Tuesday as floodwaters receded, while the Red Cross warned of "a ticking bomb" of disease in the storm-struck region.

Africa cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease: Red Cross

Geneva - A powerful cyclone that pummelled southern African countries earlier this month has left survivors facing "a ticking bomb" of looming disease outbreaks, the Red Cross chief warned Monday.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Beira - Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

In Zimbabwe, grief and hunger stalk storm victims

Chipinge - Eunica Simango sits with downcast eyes as she waits at a relief centre in Chimanimani.

Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, 'worst yet to come'

Beira - The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries, flooding thousands of square kilometres, on Saturday surged past 600 as diseases stalked tens of thousands of survivors.

US team seeks to provide water, hygiene in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Washington - The United States said Thursday it had sent a team to cyclone-hit Mozambique to provide safe drinking water and other necessities after the region's biggest storm in decades.

Marooned Mozambicans cling to life on roofs, terraces

Beira - Perched on the terraces of a sports stadium, scores of marooned people stare down at a basketball court filled with dirty brown water.

Help southern Africa cyclone victims, says pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis expressed his pain Wednesday at the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and called for "comfort and support" for victims of the disaster.

Zimbabwe cyclone survivors tearfully list dead relatives

Chipinge - Agony is etched in Tapiwa Chanyawo’s face as he tells of the night the storm came, a mudslide swept away their home, and his family died.

Mozambique races to save stranded survivors after killer storm

Beira - Rescue workers in Mozambique were on Tuesday racing to pluck people out of trees and off rooftops after a monster storm which officials fear claimed more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.

More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Beira - More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.

Cyclone Idai kills at least 31 as it hits eastern Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are missing as tropical cyclone Idai hit eastern parts of Zimbabwe after lashing neighbouring Mozambique, the government said on Saturday.

Zimbabwe court refuses to drop charges against 7 Chinese caught with rhino horns

Hwange - Seven Chinese nationals being held in a Zimbabwe jail for money laundering and unlawful possession of rhino horn on Thursday lost their legal bid to have their charges dropped.

Zimbabwean activist charged with subversion over protests

Johanesburg - Zimbabwean activist Rashid Mahiya has been arrested and charged with subversion following violent anti-government protests that rocked the country last month, his lawyer said Tuesday.

US slams repression in Zimbabwe

Washington - The United States Tuesday slammed police repression in Zimbabwe, weeks after security forces crushed protests there.Washington also urged all parties to take part in the national dialogue that opposition forces have sat out.

Zimbabwe opposition leader snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call

Harare - Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa snubbed an invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to join a national summit on Wednesday, just weeks after security forces crushed protests over the worsening economy.

Mnangagwa accuses West of 'backing violence' in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday accused western countries of supporting violent countrywide protests last month that were sparked by a huge rise in fuel prices.

Leading Zimbabwean cleric activist Mawarire granted bail

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist and pastor Evan Mawarire was granted bail Tuesday, after his arrest and detention for 13 days on subversion charges following violent anti-government protests.

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire freed on bail

Harare - Leading Zimbabwean activist and pastor Evan Mawarire was freed on bail Tuesday after being detained for 13 days following violent anti-government protests."I’m persuaded in the case...

Zimbabwe opposition says crackdown worse than under Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition said Tuesday a violent crackdown on civilians by the new government was worse than anything in recent years under ousted leader Robert Mugabe, accusing Harare of escalating "terrorism".
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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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The flag of Zimbabwe has the bird on a pedastal, as does Zimbabwe's Coat of Arms.
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The bird on a pedastal.
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In Zimbabwe, humans and livestock are starving.
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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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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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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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Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett, at an MDC rally in August, 2009 in Sakubva, Zimbabwe
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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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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