Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe's death

A prominent Zimbabwean pastor was arrested Monday after prophesying that President Robert Mugabe, 92, will die on October 17 this year, police and the pastor's lawyer said.

Elephant sale to China sparks criticism in Zimbabwe

Animal rights campaigners in Zimbabwe hit back at the government Friday after it confirmed the sale of 35 elephants to China to reduce overpopulation and raise funds for conservation.

Zimbabwe first lady defies eviction order, lawyer says

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to leave three properties that she seized from a Lebanese businessman in a dispute over a 1.35-million-dollar diamond ring, the...

Zimbabwe president Mugabe, 92, confirmed as presidential candidate

Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe was Saturday confirmed as his party's only candidate in the 2018 presidential elections, despite mounting protests against his 36-year rule.

Zimbabwe court sentences opposition officials to 20 years for murder

Zimbabwe's High Court on Monday sentenced three opposition officials to 20 years in prison each on charges of stoning a police officer to death when demonstrators clashed with police in 2009.

Zimbabwe launches bond notes amid fear of massive inflation

 Zimbabwe’s central bank on Monday issued 10 million dollars’ worth of bond notes to address the country’s cash shortage, sparking fears that the move could trigger massive inflation.

Zimbabwe drops charges in killing of Cecil the lion

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a professional hunter who helped a US trophy hunter kill a well-known lion near a national park in 2015.

Outrage as Mugabe son-in-law appointed to lead Zimbabwe airline

Zimbabweans vented their outrage Wednesday over the appointment of President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law as chief operations officer of national airline Air Zimbabwe, a move seen as strengthening...

Zimbabwe introduces bond notes to combat cash shortages

Zimbabwe will launch notes with equivalent US dollar values to ease cash shortages and promote exports starting next month, the central bank announced Thursday.

Zimbabwe bans opposition protests despite court ruling

Authorities in Zimbabwe on Monday again announced a ban on opposition protests through October 16, state television reported.

Mugabe rejects calls for early polls as protesters clash with police

President Robert Mugabe Friday said he will not be pushed towards early elections, as anti-government protestors calling for his immediate resignation clashed with police in Zimbabwe’s capital,...

Zimbabwe court declares anti-government protest ban invalid

Zimbabwe's High Court Wednesday declared a two-week ban on anti-government protests "invalid," saying it curtailed citizens' rights.

Zimbabwean court denies bail to 59 anti-government detainees

A Zimbabwean court on Friday denied bail to the majority of 69 anti-government protesters detained last week, only releasing 10 of them despite widespread calls for them to be freed.

Massive rioting in Zimbabwean capital as protesters clash with police

Zimbabwean police on Friday violently dispersed thousands of opposition supporters despite the High Court having authorized their protest in the capital Harare, opposition sources and witnesses...

Zimbabwe police clash with protesters asking Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannons and fired in the air to disperse an opposition rally protesting police brutality in the capital Harare on Wednesday.