Zimbabwe

'welcome Back': A Reporter's Fraught Re-entry To Zimbabwe

The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had...

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Un Rapporteur Visits Zimbabwe To Assess Rights Situation

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule is in Zimbabwe for a 10-day visit to assess how the country's human rights situation, specifically the rights to "freedom of peaceful assembly and association."  As Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA,...
Related topics: Human Rights, Harare

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The Legacy Of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe remembers Robert Mugabe, its liberator and longtime tyrant, and looks ahead at more troubled times.

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Why Zimbabwe Is Again In A Deep Economic Crisis

The people of Zimbabwe used to say that things would get better once longtime leader Robert Mugabe was no longer alive. Now, they see a future after Mugabe as more of the same.

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Zimbabwe Hikes Rates To 70% To Halt Hyperinflation 2.0

Zimbabwe Hikes Rates To 70% To Halt Hyperinflation 2.0 A week after the death of Robert Mugabe, and just a few months after the re-introduction of the ZimDollar, Zimbabwe faces another hyperinflation scare as inflation soars and the...
Related topics: Inflation

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Robert Mugabe’s Family And Government Wrangle Over Zimbabwe Burial

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe’s family and the government appeared to be deadlocked on Thursday over his final resting place after relatives snubbed a plan for him to be buried at a national monument. Mugabe died in Singapore last week...
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Djibouti Defy Odds, Zimbabwe Survive Scare And Rwanda Set Record

Johannesburg (AFP) – Djibouti triumphed unexpectedly, Zimbabwe survived a scare and Rwanda created a record as the first round of African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar concluded on Tuesday. French coach Julien Mette was hired by...
Related topics: Djibouti, Rwanda, Qatar

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Brave Somalia Sunk By Late Goal In World Cup Thriller

Johannesburg (AFP) – African football minnows Somalia were eliminated from 2022 World Cup qualifying Tuesday after a dramatic 3-1 loss to Zimbabwe in Harare. Zimbabwe qualified for the second round 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a stoppage-time...
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Mixed Views Of Zimbabwe's Mugabe In His Home Village Of Zvimba

As Zimbabwe prepares for a state funeral for Robert Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore, opinions of the former leader are mixed in the country he ruled with an iron hand for 37 years.  Reporter Columbus Mavhunga went to Mugabe's rural home in...
Related topics: Singapore

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Robert Mugabe: As Divisive In Death As He Was In Life

Roger Southall Security, Africa The early African nationalist leaders were often regarded as gods at independence. Yet they very quickly came to be perceived as having feet of very heavy clay. Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has...

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Memories Of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe, the man who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years following its independence from the UK - independence which he himself fought for as a guerilla leader, has died in a Singapore hospital at the age of 95.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Singapore

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Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Robert Mugabe has died at 95. He led Zimbabwe from its independence from Britain in 1980 until 2017.

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‘homeless’ Somalia Shock Zimbabwe For First World Cup Victory

Johannesburg (AFP) – A late Anwar Sid Ali goal enabled Somalia to shock Zimbabwe 1-0 Thursday and achieve their first World Cup qualifying victory.   Unable to play at home because of the unstable security situation in the east African...
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Texas Elephant And Lion Hunters Ask Congress To Relax Rules

Big game hunters have launched a campaign to bring back trophy hunting, which has been nearly impossible since a Minnesota dentist killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. That infamous 2015 killing prompted the U.S. government to make sport hunting of...

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Conservationists Hail Global Agreement To Limit Sales Of African Elephants

Countries that are part of a global agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved....
Related topics: Botswana

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Keeping Monkeys As Pets Is Extraordinarily Cruel–a Ban Is Long Overdue

Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn't include the elephant from a Zimbabwe National Park that trampled a tourist or the Sumatran tiger that killed a keeper...

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Zimbabwe Rights Activists Oppose Calls For Lifting Sanctions

Zimbabwe rights activists are calling for Western sanctions against the country to remain in place, despite calls this week by the Southern African Development Community for them to be lifted.  Government supporters say the sanctions are hurting...
Related topics: Activism

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Zimbabwe Official Defends Crackdown On Protests, Urges Patience With Economy

Zimbabwe's minister of foreign affairs and international trade on Monday defended crackdowns on anti-government demonstrations and urged patience in turning around the country's foundering economy.Though "everybody's got the right to demonstrate,"...
Related topics: Protests

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Will Zimbabwe Succeed In Overturning A Ban On The Ivory Trade?

Zimbabwe has the world's second-largest elephant population.Photo by Pawan Sharma on Unsplash. Zimbabwe, along with three other Southern African nations, has submitted a proposal for the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Specials...
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Un Condemns Government Crackdown On Peaceful Protests In Zimbabwe

The U.N. human rights office is condemning a crackdown Friday in Zimbabwe by riot police on peaceful protesters in the capital, Harare.  The agency is calling for an investigation into excessive use of force by security forces.U.N. Human Rights...
Related topics: Protests, Human Rights, Police, Harare

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