Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s war veterans speak out against Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe is facing mounting pressure to stand down. The protests come not just from opposition parties, but also from war veterans who previously endorsed him.

Africa

Zimbabwe opposition rallies for fair elections

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe have staged a protest in the capital, Harare, over concerns of rigging in next year's elections.

Africa

How grandmothers help fight depression in Zimbabwe

A group of grandmothers are using what they call 'friendship benches' to help thousands of people suffering from mental health problems in the country.

Weather

Zimbabwe's dams swell up as the rainy season ends

After downpour caused by Tropical Storm Dineo, Zimbabwe witnessing overflowing dams and rivers.

Africa

Zimbabwe floods killed 246, made thousands homeless

Officials declare national disaster and appeal to international donors for $100m to help thousands affected by floods.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government selling elephants

Critics are condemning the Zimbabwe government’s sale of elephants to countries such as China. A live elephant can retail at about $60,000 depending on its size, age and health.

Africa

Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses

Health services in Zimbabwe are grinding to a halt after nurses joined a strike by doctors over unpaid bonuses. Army medical professionals have been called in, but are struggling to deal with the number of patients.

Politics

I won't step down, Mugabe says at 93rd birthday bash

The world's oldest leader said he has no plans to step down in his lavish birthday party.

Africa

Mugabe turns 93, vows to rule on despite health fears

Zimbabwe spends $2.5m on birthday party for world's oldest leader, while opposition slams events as waste of money.

Zimbabwe

Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabweans see no replacement for him

Leader in power since 1980 insists he will contest 2018 elections, by which time he will be 94 years old.

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: 'Unfit to rule' case against Mugabe dismissed

Constitutional court rejects case questioning president's fitness to lead the country, but opposition vows to appeal.

Sport

The turmoil engulfing Zimbabwe football

The Warriors crashed out of the 2017 AFCON at the group stages. The messy lead-up to the event predicted precisely that.

The Listening Post

Mugabe's media mastery

A look at how media outlets in Zimbabwe have been silenced and manipulated in the wake of inevitable change.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans sleep outside banks as cash crisis worsens

After running out of US dollar reserves, some Zimbabwean banks have limited cash withdrawals to $50 a day.

US Elections 2016

The view from Zimbabwe: 'Mugabe prefers Trump'

"There wouldn't be an easing of travel bans or business sanctions simply because Mugabe's preferred candidate wins."