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Zimbabwe: Landlocked country in southeastern Africa
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. The second largest is Bulawayo. A country of roughly 14 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most common.

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Zimbabwe doctors end strike after billionaire's offer

The medics were off work for more than four months, paralysing the country's healthcare sector.
BBC News - Published

Millions at risk after toxins found in Harare water supply, study finds

millions at risk after toxins found in harare water supply, study finds
Unpublished report claims water from contaminated reservoir leaves 3 million in Zimbabwe’s capital at risk of disease Water being pumped to millions of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital city came..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Zimbabwe


South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week [Video]South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week

Lezanne Viviers, Rich Mnisi, Floyd Avenue and Clive Rundle bring a blast of colour and ethical fashion from 'Alkebulan' - the oldest name for 'Africa'.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:18Published

Zimbabwe doctor strike: Healthcare system is on the brink [Video]Zimbabwe doctor strike: Healthcare system is on the brink

Abandoned by a broken health system, many people in Zimbabwe are left to cope however they can or left to suffer alone.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published

Zimbabwe economy: Dire blackouts affect jobs, manufacturing [Video]Zimbabwe economy: Dire blackouts affect jobs, manufacturing

Summary: Hydroelectric power cuts affect services, jobs while pushing Zimbabwe's economy to brink of collapse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:21Published

Spotted: Elephant standing on hind legs in Zimbabwe [Video]Spotted: Elephant standing on hind legs in Zimbabwe

Elephant bull stands on hind legs and reaches a tree branch in Mana Pools National Park

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:43Published

Nearly half of Zimbabweans face hunger, starvation [Video]Nearly half of Zimbabweans face hunger, starvation

Natural and man-made disasters have combined to create some of the worst conditions Zimbabwe has seen in about a decade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Cyclone Idai: Thousands still struggling to cope [Video]Cyclone Idai: Thousands still struggling to cope

In March, cyclone Idai devastated parts of Zimbabwe, and many families are still struggling.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

 

Zimbabwe vice president's wife freed on bail after attempted murder charge

The wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was granted bail by Zimbabwe's High Court on Monday after spending three weeks in detention for allegedly trying to kill her husband.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Zimbabwe: Vice-president's wife charged with attempting to kill him

zimbabwe: vice-president's wife charged with attempting to kill him
Harare, Zimbabwe:The wife of Zimbabwe's vice-president has been charged with attempting to murder her husband. Marry Chiwenga, a former model and wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared..
WorldNews - Published

Zimbabwe vice president's wife arrested for suspected fraud, money laundering

Zimbabwean authorities arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating exchange control regulations, the country's anti Corruption..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says no going back to dollarisation

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Friday not to revert to using the U.S. dollar after a new local currency plunged against the greenback since its introduction this year, fuelling..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his assets

A court in Zimbabwe on Thursday appointed Robert Mugabe's daughter to identify assets left by the late former leader so they can be distributed to his beneficiaries, his lawyer said.
Reuters - Published

Lawyer says establishing Mugabe's assets will take a long time

The process of establishing the assets of the late Robert Mugabe will take some time, his lawyer said on Tuesday, casting doubt on a state media report that the former Zimbabwean leader left $10..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe 'left $10m but no will'

The ousted former president also had four houses, 10 cars, a farm and an orchard.
BBC News - Published

U.N. to deliver food aid to 4.1 million in Zimbabwe, fears 'major crisis'

The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe left behind $10 million, some properties: state media

Zimbabwe's late former leader Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million in the bank and some properties in the capital, but there is no will naming his beneficiaries, a list of his estate published by..
Reuters - Published

At least 45 killed by Iraqi security forces; 19 armed extremists arrested in Italy

At least 45 protesters in Iraq were killed in clashes with security forces. Also, Italian police arrested 19 far-right extremists on charges of trying to start a neo-Nazi party, and Zimbabwe is on the..
CBS News - Published

Zimbabwe's health crisis: 'My cousin died as there are no doctors'

Health staff cannot afford to work, the government is now firing them amid what some call a "silent genocide".
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe 'on brink of man-made starvation', UN warns

Many people can only afford one meal a day amid an economic collapse, a top UN official says.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe's vice president returns after four months in China receiving medical treatment

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned home on Saturday after spending four months in China receiving medical treatment for an unknown illness, state-owned media reported.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe uproar as roads named after Emmerson Mnangagwa

zimbabwe uproar as roads named after emmerson mnangagwa
Zimbabwe itself used to be known as Rhodesia, after the 19 Century British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. It was renamed at independence in 1980 but in Harare (previously known as Salisbury) there is still..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

EU worried about recent political developments in Zimbabwe: memo

The European Union is concerned that the democratic space in Zimbabwe has deteriorated since it opened talks with Harare in June for the first time since 2001 in a bid to turn the page on years of..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe police use tear gas, batons in opposition crackdown

Zimbabwean police on Wednesday used batons, tear gas and water cannon to beat up and disperse supporters of the main opposition party who had gathered outside their party headquarters in the capital to..
Reuters - Published

Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe, the land where cash barons thrive

The authorities are battling to cap inflation as the Zimbabwean dollar is reintroduced.
BBC News - Published

Elephant death toll in Zimbabwe rises to 200 amid severe drought

Giraffes, zebras, hippos, impalas and buffaloes are also dying due to the drought​
CBS News - Published

Zimbabwe dollar notes issued for first time in a decade

Queues form outside banks as people hope to get hold of the first Zimbabwe dollar notes since 2009.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe begins issuing new banknotes to help ease cash crunch

zimbabwe begins issuing new banknotes to help ease cash crunch
Zimbabwean banks have started issuing new notes and coins aimed at easing severe cash shortages, but they are severely limiting the amounts people can withdraw. The new notes are the latest currency..
WorldNews - Published

Drought-hit Zimbabwe readies mass wildlife migration

drought-hit zimbabwe readies mass wildlife migration
Harare - Zimbabwe is planning an enforced mass migration of wildlife away from a park in the country's south, where thousands of animals are at risk of death due to drought-induced starvation. At least..
WorldNews - Published

Zimbabwe fires 211 striking doctors as economy worsens

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's severe drought is killing elephants

A severe drought in Zimbabwe is threatening elephants and many other wildlife. At Mana Pools National Park, wardens and wildlife lovers are trucking in food to help the distressed animals. (Nov. 6)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Zimbabwe police stop public workers from marching for better pay

Zimbabwe police on Wednesday blocked a handful of public sector workers from marching to government offices with a petition demanding better pay, reneging on an earlier pledge to allow the..
Reuters - Published

More than 100 elephants die amid severe drought in Zimbabwe

As temperatures soar over 113 degrees, severe conditions are also threatening 11 million people with hunger across southern Africa
CBS News - Published

Zimbabwe public workers to press ahead with pay protest

Zimbabwe state workers will go ahead with Wednesday's street protest after the government failed to give in to their demand for U.S. dollar-indexed salaries to cushion them against soaring inflation,..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe police give unions green light for public sector protest

Zimbabwe police have given public sector workers permission to march for better pay on Wednesday in what is widely seen as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's willingness to tolerate dissent.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe minister charged with corruption costing $3.7 million

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Monday detained and charged a cabinet minister and long-time ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa for abuse of office alleged to have cost the..
Reuters - Published

Remembering an AIDS crisis "ignored" by officials

60 Minutes producer Michael Karzis on the searing memories of reporting in Zimbabwe in 2000 -- and how Ed Bradley's questions made officials squirm.
CBS News - Published

Scientists reveal the ancestral homeland of modern humans

scientists reveal the ancestral homeland of modern humans
The ancestral homeland of all humans alive today can be traced back to the south of the Zambezi River, in northern Botswana, scientists have said. In a study published in the journal Nature, the..
WorldNews - Published

AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

au calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on zimbabwe
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. According to an AU..
WorldNews - Published

US Zimbabwe sanctions: Security minister targeted

Owen Ncube is denied entry by the US as thousands march against overseas sanctions.
BBC News - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister

The United States has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister, Owen Ncube, over what it says is credible information of his involvement in "gross violations of human rights," U.S...
Reuters - Published

Enough is enough: remove sanctions now, Mnangagwa demands

enough is enough: remove sanctions now, mnangagwa demands
Harare — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanded an end to US sanctions as the government declared a public holiday and called on people to demonstrate against the penalties. “The..
WorldNews - Published

Zimbabwe's president says Western sanctions a 'cancer' eating at economy

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday described Western sanctions as a "cancer" sapping the economy, and his supporters denounced the measures during marches held around the country.
Reuters - Published

Few Zimbabweans turn out for government’s anti-sanctions march

The massive march that Zimbabwe’s government tried to rouse for a new anti-sanctions public holiday appeared to fizzle on Friday, as just hundreds of people turned out in the capital, Harare, instead..
France 24 - Published

Zimbabwe government supporters march against Western sanctions

Supporters of the Zimbabwe government marched in the capital on Friday denouncing Western sanctions that President Emmerson Mnangagwa says have sapped the economy, but his opponents stayed away,..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe controversially flies elephants abroad

Up to 30 young elephants have been flown to another country, believed to be China.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe declares new public holiday to protest US sanctions

zimbabwe declares new public holiday to protest us sanctions
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has declared a new public holiday to protest U.S sanctions it says are hurting its economy — and the day comes with a state-sponsored festival. Anti-Sanctions Day..
WorldNews - Published

Dozens of elephants die in Zimbabwe drought

dozens of elephants die in zimbabwe drought
At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency has said, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history. More than five..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Does Zimbabwe have force labour in its diamond mines?

The US government has banned the import of rough diamonds, but Zimbabwe says the claims are unfounded.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe court rules doctors strike illegal, should return to work

A Zimbabwean court has ordered doctors on a 40-day strike over pay to return to work within 48 hours, after a ruling that their boycott was illegal.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe doctors defy government ultimatum to end strike

Striking Zimbabwean doctors defied a government ultimatum to return to work on Monday, after rejecting a 60% pay rise offer they say is not enough to keep up with soaring prices of basic goods.
Reuters - Published

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