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Zimbabwe detains media activist in new crackdown

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Zimbabwe police detained a leading media rights activist in what analysts said was a new crackdown on critics of President Robert Mugabe's...

WFP says more than 1 mln Zimbabweans need food aid

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More than a million people in Zimbabwe will require food aid between now and March 2012, a United Nations agency said despite...

China urges Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to expand economic ties

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won praise as a great African figure and "old friend" of Beijing, underscoring China's commitment to boosting business...

China supplying small arms to Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has taken delivery of 20 000 AK-47 assault rifles from China as the country re-equips its army ahead of upcoming elections. The...

General Shoke praises Zimbabwe’s support for SANDF

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke, has praised the Zimbabwe Defence Force for its assistance to the...

FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Zimbabwe

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President Robert Mugabe's supporters have tightened a leash on his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of a campaign for what is...

Zimbabwe’s PM Tsvangirai says violence on the rise

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Political violence is on the increase in Zimbabwe and supporters of President Robert Mugabe and state security agents are to blame, said...

Diamond watchdog okays Zimbabwe diamond sales

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Zimbabwe has been allowed to export diamonds from its Marange fields by the industry's top certification system, ending two years of dispute...

Zimbabwe police seal MDC offices, fire tear gas

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Zimbabwean police sealed the offices of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party firing tear gas into the building and at bystanders in central...

Mugabe says he’s still fit, may target Swiss assets

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe denied speculation his health is failing and hinted at taking action against Swiss firms in retaliation for his...

Zimbabwe secures $300 mln Brazil farm loan – paper

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Zimbabwe has secured a US$300 million loan from Brazil to finance agriculture and boost crop production after successive years of food deficits,...

Zimbabwe PM says local ownership rule too stringent

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Zimbabwe's local ownership rules for foreign mining companies are too stringent, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said. Tsvangirai also told reporters on the sidelines...

Head of Anglican church confronts Mugabe

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The head of the worldwide Anglican Church met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to hand him a dossier of abuses against the church...

Archbishop of Canterbury denounces attacks on Zimbabwe church

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams yesterday issued a strong criticism of the government of Robert Mugabe and told thousands of cheering...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says poll timing beyond his control

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe aid the country's coalition government was illegitimate and needed to give way to an elected administration, but said...

Zimbabwe eviction victims still out of school

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Six year after Zimbabwe's mass slum clearance evicted 700,000 people, many of the children of those made homeless have yet to return...

Zimbabwe govt spending a ‘nightmare’- Biti

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Government spending in Zimbabwe is a big concern while disunity regarding black empowerment is discouraging investment, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said. Biti briefed...

Miners meet Zimbabwe deadline on ownership: minister

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Mining firms in Zimbabwe have mostly met a September deadline by which they were required to submit plans to transfer a 51...

Zimbabwe move to localise firms scares investors-PM

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Zimbabwe is hurting investor confidence and stalling recovery by promoting a law to force the transfer of foreign-owned firms to local ownership,...

Zimbabwe to probe foreign firms over ownership law

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Zimbabwe will soon probe foreign-owned firms to establish their level of compliance with a law requiring them to sell at least a...

Zimbabwe, at UN, warns against misuse of responsibility to protect principle

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe warned today about the misuse of the principle of responsibility to protect, telling the General Assembly that it...

Analysis – Mugabe succession race could turn ugly

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The death of a top Zimbabwean army general in a bizarre fire has changed the dynamics in internal ZANU-PF battles over President...

Zimbabwe empowerment furore aimed at coming vote

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An intensified push by Zimbabwe's government to force foreign-owned companies to turn over majority stakes to locals is being seen as politicking...

Zimbabwe may give mines more time on ownership plans

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Zimbabwe may give foreign miners more time to submit plans to transfer majority stakes to local black investors, the state-run Herald newspaper...

Zimbabwe police clash with young Mugabe supporters

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Zimbabwean police fired teargas to disperse youths from President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party who attacked traders in a stronghold of Prime Minister...

FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party is cranking up pressure against foreign-owned mining companies, keeping them on the run with demands for...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe calls for elections in 2012

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said elections will be held in early 2012 and accused his rivals of stalling the process to write...

Zimbabwe empowerment law on mining “flexible” – minister

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Zimbabwe's empowerment law, which requires foreign miners to transfer 51% equity stakes in local entities to black investors is "flexible" and does...

Zimbabwe needs US$13 billion for energy sector – World Bank

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Zimbabwe needs US$13 billion -- about double its estimated GDP -- to revive its dilapidated energy sector, but is still a "long...

Zimbabwe expels Libyan ambassador for defection

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Zimbabwe expelled the Libyan ambassador and his staff yesterday for switching allegiance to Libya's ruling interim council, the foreign minister said. President Robert...

Zimbabwe food price hikes raise inflationary pressure – FinMin

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Zimbabwe's year-end inflation target of 4.5 percent has come under pressure from rising food prices, but the government has no current plans...

Mugabe succession race could turn ugly

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The death of a top Zimbabwean army general in a bizarre fire has changed the dynamics in internal ZANU-PF battles over President...

Mugabe urges peace after Zimbabwe general’s death

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President Robert Mugabe appealed for tolerance and peace between Zimbabwe's leading political parties after the death of a retired army general sparked...

Zimbabwe “kingmaker” general dies in fire

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A retired Zimbabwean army general and key figure in internal battles over President Robert Mugabe's succession in his ZANU-PF party has died...

Zimbabwe reduces penalties on ownership transfer law

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Zimbabwe has reduced penalties for foreign companies that violate a government mandate to sell a majority of their shares to locals, according...

Zimbabwe dismisses torture camp claims

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Zimbabwean officials have refuted claims that security forces are running a torture camp in its Marange diamond fields, with Mines Minister Obert...

Zimbabwe makes first Facebook arrest

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Zimbabwean police have made the first Facebook arrest after a Bulawayo man was charged over a post he made on the social...

Zimbabwe running torture camps in diamond fields – report

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Zimbabwe's military and police are running torture camps in diamond mining areas, the BBC said in a report that could have...

Land seizure has cost Zimbabwe US$12 billion – farmer’s union

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The seizure of white-owned farms and their handover to black workers has cost Zimbabwe US$12 billion in lost production over the last...

Zimbabwe needs additional US$73 mln aid: UN

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Zimbabwe needs an extra US$73 million in humanitarian aid this year, mainly due to increased food needs for vulnerable groups despite improvements...

South Africa sets stage for deportation of Zimbabweans

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South Africa ended yesterday a special programme to provide visas for more than one million undocumented immigrants who fled political and economic...

No govt response yet to empowerment proposals:Zimplats

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Zimbabwe's government has not officially responded to empowerment proposals made by mining firm Zimbabwe Platinum , said the company's chief executive. "We submitted...

Zimbabwe economy to grow by 9.3 pct in 2011 – Biti

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Zimbabwe's economy is on course to grow by 9.3 percent in 2011 due to a recovery in the key mining and agriculture...

Zimbabwe court dismisses Tsvangirai ally graft case

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Zimbabwe's High Court threw out corruption charges against a minister from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party, saying state prosecutors had failed...

SADC says Zimbabwe rivals must move faster on reforms

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Southern African leaders urged Zimbabwe's political rivals to move faster on settling their differences to enable elections to be held. The Southern African...

Debt relief needed to help Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe's heavy debt burden can only be tackled through international debt forgiveness, according to the International Monetary Fund. An IMF staff paper published,...

Zim arrests two Pakistani terror suspects heading to SA

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Zimbabwe police said they had detained two Pakistani men heading to South Africa, one of them under an international arrest warrant, which...

Zimbabwe gold output to double despite hurdles

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Zimbabwe's gold production this year is set to double despite a lack of capital, frequent power cuts and uncertainty over an ownership...

Iran president on controversial visit to Zimbabwe

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began a visit to Zimbabwe condemned by President Robert Mugabe's opponents as a meeting of despots which could...

Zim empowerment laws worry foreign investors

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Controversial new policies to give black Zimbabweans majority stakes in foreign companies in the country have scared off investors from abroad, stock...