Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s recipe for regaining its erstwhile “Jewel of Africa” tag

Voices from Zimbabwe make for depressing listening. Hearing reports from there on radios like the BBC will rend the heart of any caring human.  Hunger stokes the land and it affects all but the politicians who seem to feed off them. The UN reports that 60% of the population are on the point...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:26am

AFCON 2019: Egypt, Zimbabwe face off in tournament’s opener

Today Egypt Vs Zimbabwe 10pm Egypt will be looking to make a strong start when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium on Friday. Kick-off 10pm CAT. The Pharaohs, who were only awarded the hosting rights in January, look to use the...

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:44am

Zimbabwe gets free clinic for people with albinism

Global Aid Missions (GAM), a non-governmental organization that supports people with albinism, has opened the first ever albinism free clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. The clinic will also be open to members of the general public who will pay a subsidized fee to ensure sustenance of the clinic, GAM...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:11pm

Zimbabwe sets up foreign exchange market to preserve currency value

Zimbabwe has established a foreign exchange inter-bank market to formalize trading of foreign exchange and bring stability in the forex market. Presenting the long-awaited 2019 monetary policy statement, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya on Wednesday said the trading of Zimbabwe'...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:39pm

Zimbabwe ratifies global nuclear treaty

Zimbabwe on Wednesday ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, becoming the world's 168th country to adopt the treaty that prohibits all nuclear weapon explosions including tests. Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 10, 1996, the treaty nearly gained universal...

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:12am

Zimbabwe records highest cotton output in five years

Zimbabwe’s cotton output in the 2018 marketing season rose by 76 percent year-on-year to 130,000 tonnes, from 70,000 tonnes last year, owing to increased government support to farmers, according to a local online publication. The output is the highest in nearly five years, Farmers Voice said...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:51pm

Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said. The worst cholera outbreak in a decade has exposed the problem of decaying urban infrastructure that became...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:48pm

Zimbabwe secures $250m line of credit to fund critical imports

Zimbabwe has secured a $ 250m line of credit from a London based firm for the importation of essential goods, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said Monday. “The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Gemcorp Group are pleased to announce that they have...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:55pm

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa names ex-banker finance minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday appointed former banker Mthuli Ncube as finance minister and kept Winston Chitando in charge of mining, placing two technocrats at the helm of plans to rescue the country’s battered economy. The 75-year-old leader is under pressure to rebuild...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:35pm

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa appoints team to probe post-election violence

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday announced a seven-member Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence that resulted in the death of six people when soldiers opened fire on protesting opposition supporters in Harare on Aug. 1. The commission, made up of local, regional...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:28am

Mugabe congratulates Mnangagwa on his inauguration

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe for the next five years. Mnangagwa succeeded Mugabe after he resigned in November last year following a military intervention which ended his 37 years in...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:57am

Zimbabwe constitutional court starts election petition hearing

Zimbabwe's constitutional court on Wednesday morning began hearing an election petition challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the July 30 polls as the nation eagerly awaits outcome of the court challenge. Security was tight around the court premises while vehicle and human...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:23am

We won’t lose sleep over US embargo – Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe will not mourn over the imposition of sanctions by the United States of America, but will instead maximise exploitation of its vast natural resources and ensure a better life for its citizens, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. US President Donald Trump last week signed into law the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 8:08am

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa challenges election result

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:33pm

Zimbabwe court bails opposition members accused of post-election violence

A court in Zimbabwe on Tuesday freed on bail 27 opposition supporters arrested last week on accusations of fomenting violence in the aftermath of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory over Nelson Chamisa. Six people were killed last week in a post-election army clampdown on...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:29am

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises probe of post-election killings, urges unity

President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to unite on Friday after he was declared the first elected head of state since Robert Mugabe’s removal from power, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and pledged to challenge the result. Sounding a conciliatory note after...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:56pm

Zimbabwe's incumbent leader Mnangagwa elected as president

Zimbabwe's incumbent leader Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the nation's presidential election Friday in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced Friday morning that Mnangagwa received 2,460,463 votes, representing 50...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:45am

Three die in Zimbabwe post-election violence

Three people died and scores of others were injured Wednesday when protesting opposition supporters clashed with army and police in the capital Harare. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba confirmed the deaths in the violence which also left property destroyed. She warned leaders of the opposition...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:24am

Voting ends peacefully in Zimbabwe

Polling closed Monday night in Zimbabwe with election authorities reporting high voter turnout throughout the country. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Qubani Moyo said voting went on smoothly and peacefully around the country, with vote counting expected to start soon after...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:21am

Zimbabwe’s jobless generation hopes election will mark a change

Young voters in Zimbabwe hope the first election without Robert Mugabe will mark a change in a country where most of them are unemployed, and say the older generation has failed to deliver them a future. Monday’s contest pits Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe deputy who became president...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:55am