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Zimbabwe court rules journalist danger to public, extends detention

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A Zimbabwean court ruled on Friday that a journalist charged with inciting violence was a danger to the public and extended his detention until...

Zimbabwe activist, journalist charged in court over planned protests

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A Zimbabwean rights activist and a journalist were charged in court on Wednesday with promoting public violence ahead of planned anti-government protests next week...

ISS: Migrant smugglers are profiting from travel restrictions

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Travel and movement restrictions do not deter people from fleeing conflict, violence and dangerous and inhumane conditions – they merely drive more people to...

ISS: Zimbabwe to change its constitution under cover of COVID-19

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is in the process of pushing through dubious constitutional amendments under the cover of COVID-19, reversing years of effort that...

Zimbabwe dismisses rumours of coup, says country stable

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Zimbabwe’s National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition...

Zimbabwe opposition says activists missing, police deny holding them

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Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said on Thursday three of its activists were missing a day after taking part in a protest over food shortages...

Jail threat for fake Zimbabwe lockdown statement

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa threatened 20 years in jail for the author of a statement purporting to bear his signature saying the lockdown to...

Water cannon used on coronavirus in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe police used water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus. Zimbabwean...

Zimbabwe locked down

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus and security forces may be deployed...

Zimbabwe: nurses walk out, customs officials protest over coronavirus

Nurses at Zimbabwe state hospitals walked off the job on Wednesday, saying government failed to respond to demands for protective equipment as they brace...

Land offered as compensation for seized Zimbabwe farms

Zimbabwe’s government will offer land as compensation for 800 farms it seized under its land acquisition policy since 2000, according to regulations published this...

Zimbabwe officials blacklisted over human rights abuse

The US imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister and its ambassador to Tanzania, the Treasury Department said, accusing them of human rights abuses,...

Poor Zimbabwe harvest warning

The United Nations warns Zimbabwe faces another poor harvest this year because of patchy rains, compounding problems for millions grappling with drought and the...

Makwetla to commission Bailey Bridges in Zimbabwe

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The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla, will this weekend commission Bailey bridges in Zimbabwe that the South African National Defence...

Zimbabwe facing food crisis

The UN is procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, 25% of the population in a country where shortages are exacerbated by runaway inflation...

Batons, teargas used on Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwean police used batons, teargas and water cannon to beat up and disperse supporters of the main opposition party gathered outside party headquarters in...

Zimbabwe public workers protest

Zimbabwe state workers will go ahead with a street protest after government failed to give in to their demand for US dollar-indexed salaries to...

Zimbabwe security minister sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister Owen Ncube over what it says is credible information of his involvement in “gross violations...

Zimbabwe doctors defy strike ultimatum

Striking Zimbabwean doctors defied a government ultimatum to return to work on Monday, after rejecting a 60% pay rise offer they say is not...

Mugabe buried

Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and government over his...

All not well in Zimbabwe – UN envoy

Zimbabwe’s political and economic environment is deteriorating, causing anxiety as hopes fade for any improvement in living conditions, a United Nations human rights envoy...

Water being pumped in Harare

Zimbabwe capital Harare temporarily resumed pumping water at its main water works on Tuesday, an official said, bringing some relief to residents. Most of...

Missing Zimbabwean doctor found

A Zimbabwean doctors’ union leader who disappeared during a pay strike has been found alive, his union and police said. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors...

Zimbabwe doctors protest

Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors protested in Harare over the disappearance of their union leader with riot police stopping them marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...

Farewell to Mugabe

Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral after a week of disputes...

Zimbabwe Defence Force officially welcomes SANDF engineers

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General Phillip Valerio Sibanda, Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, has officially welcomed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) contingent that is building...

Mugabe – liberator turned oppressor

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation...

South Africa and Zimbabwe seek to strengthen defence ties

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, and Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Lieutenant General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo,...

MDC official granted bail

A Zimbabwean court granted a senior opposition official bail after charging him with failing to stop an anti-government protest authorities banned. Amos Chibaya, national...

US disappointed with Zimbabwe

US disappointment with Zimbabwe’s government keeps growing amid a heavy-handed response to any opposition, a senior State Department official said following last week’s crackdown...

Union officials arrested in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government offered to raise public sector wages by 76% , an umbrella group for public sector unions said, in a bid to tackle...

Zimbabwe opposition official arrested

Zimbabwe police arrested a senior opposition official on charges of failing to stop a banned protest in the capital, his lawyer said. The Movement...

Former Mugabe deputy charged with abuse

Phelekezela Mphoko, a former deputy to ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was charged with criminal abuse of office, his lawyer said, in the latest...

Political reform hopes dim in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe police deployed in force to block a street protest for the third time in five days, with the main opposition party seeing hopes...

Police deployed in Gweru

Zimbabwe police deployed in force in Gweru, witnesses said, as authorities sought to keep a lid on dissent after banning a third anti-government protest...

Bulawayo protest banned

Zimbabwe police banned an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday by the country’s main opposition party in Bulawayo, saying it would likely result in “public...

“Bloodshed’ avoided in Zimbabwe – MDC

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest to avoid bloodshed and signalled the MDC would change tactics...

Zimbabwe protest called off

Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC party succumbed to pressure from what it labelled a fascist government, calling off a street protest as armed police set...

ISS: The Motlanthe Commission’s anniversary of shame

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A year ago on 1 August, Zimbabwean soldiers killed six civilians on the streets of Harare. The date also marks the moment when President...

Demonstrations against Zimbabwean economy coming

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is planning street demonstrations next week to protest government’s handling of the economy, mired in its worst crisis in a...

SANDF engineers deployed to Zimbabwe

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed over 100 engineers to Zimbabwe to assist with fixing damage from Cyclone Idai, which struck...

Jailed Zimbabwean MP released on bail

A Zimbabwean opposition politician facing charges of advocating the overthrow of President Emmerson Mnangagwa was freed on bail by the High Court after six...

MDC MP to remain behind bars after subversion court appearance

A Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker appeared in court facing subversion charges that carry a 20-year jail term upon conviction, his lawyer said, adding the politician...

Zimbabwe lawmaker charged with subversion

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be...

Zimbabwe and EU to move on from Mugabe era

Zimbabwe and the European Union started political talks aimed at turning the page on hostile relations during Robert Mugabe’s rule, a step that could...

Illegal miners die in Zimbabwe

At least nine illegal gold miners died in Zimbabwe after they detonated explosives underground and were trapped at a mine owned by unlisted London-headquartered...

Outspoken Mugabe critic dies

Veteran Zimbabwean nationalist Dumiso Dabengwa, jailed by Robert Mugabe on treason charges during army massacres rights groups say killed thousands in the 1980s, died...

MDC leader “illegitimate”

Zimbabwe’s High Court declared Nelson Chamisa an illegitimate leader of main opposition MDC party and ordered the movement to convene an extraordinary congress to choose a...

More citizen-sourced aid destined for Cyclone Idai survivors

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Many tons of aid collected by the citizens of South Africa are destined to be sent to those affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique,...

Paramount Group bolster search and rescue efforts amid Cyclone Idai aftermath...

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Johannesburg. 9 April 2019 - Paramount K9 Solutions, subsidiary of Paramount Group, the South African-based global aerospace and defence company, announced that the specialist...