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Human Rights

The case of the disappeared activist in Zimbabwe

Officials deny any knowledge after gunmen hauled away an opposition supporter who hasn't been seen since.

Human Rights

Zimbabweans reflect on Mugabe's 91st birthday party

As the long-serving president celebrates with a lavish party, Zimbabweans weigh in on his leadership.

Poverty & Development

Mugabe and the AU: Zimbabwe leader takes charge

Will controversial president use new AU chairmanship to demonstrate good statesmanship or self-aggrandisement?

Business & Economy

Roadblocks to 'destination Zimbabwe'

Pervasive bribe-seeking police checkpoints hinder travellers on the roads to Zimbabwe's famous tourist spots.


Former spy chief moves up Zimbabwe's ladder

After purging 'treacherous cabal', former security head 'Crocodile' takes over as Mugabe's right-hand man.


Purging Mugabe challengers in Zimbabwe

Vice President Mujuru's committee ouster signals factional power-play as president's 91st birthday approaches.


SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

Zimbabwe's leader given rotating chairmanship of 15-member nation bloc a year after he won disputed presidential polls.


Zimbabwe looks with pride at medical first

Doctors battle steep odds at rundown state hospital to separate conjoined twin boys born with shared liver.


Zimbabwe's maternal mortality crisis

About 3,000 mothers die every year while giving birth, due largely to lack of access to quality healthcare.

US & Canada

African nations push for permanent UNSC seat

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is demanding a UN Security Council seat for an African country.


Mugabe inaugurated despite legitimacy worries

Africa's longest serving ruler takes the reins of power again following a disputed election in Zimbabwe.


Profile: Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe's prime minister and opposition leader began his political career as a trade unionist.