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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 ...

Mugabe spends 90th birthday in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwe President and Africa's oldest leader Robert Mugabe marked his 90th birthday receiving medical treatment in Singapore Friday, reigniting rumours that the man who has ruled his country since independence could be in ill health.While Mugabe's aid...

Former US Congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

Harare - Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested in Zimbabwe, at the Bronte Garden Hotel in the capital city of Harare, on suspicion of pornography possession and an alleged immigration offense. In Zimbabwe, possession of pornography is illegal.

Water gushes over crumbling dam wall in Zimbabwe

Masvingo - A new dam being built on the Tokwe river in the Masvingo area of Zimbabwe is close to bursting as water from heavy rains is finding its way through gaps in the uncompleted dam wall.

Zimbabwean skier in Winter Olympics

The land-locked and very warm African country of Zimbabwe may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of the Winter Olympics, but one young man is about to show that sport of all kinds is an important feature of Zimbabwean life.

Poachers kill over 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Hwange - Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned to death more than 300 elephants and many other animals in the southern African nation's largest national park.

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe election waste of time and money

Harare - I cannot understand why Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai keeps showing up election after election. If I were him I would just wait for old man Robert Mugabe to pass away peacefully and then challenge his successor in an election.

China extends $36m infrastructure loan to Zimbabwe

Harare - The Chinese government has agreed to provide Zimbabwe with a $36 million loan to fund various initiatives in the east African country.

Zimbabwe High Court gives lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa bail

After more than a week in jail and an ongoing legal battle, the award winning Zimbabwean Human Rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa was finally released on bail today.

Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa still in jail

Zimbabwe human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa was arrested on Sunday March 17 in the capital Harare while endeavouring to help four clients. She has been in jail ever since despite a High Court ruling.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe invites new Pope to visit

During all the pomp of the inaugural mass for Pope Francis, one face in the VIP section caused a stir. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, has been banned from visiting any EU countries since 2002 but Pope Francis went so far as to shake his hand.
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