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Stories about Zimbabwe

29 July 2015

Africans Take Jabs at One Another With #IfAfricaWasABar Hashtag

"If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?," Siyanda- Panda, a writer from Botswana, asked on Twitter.

23 June 2014

TV Networks in Africa Squabble Over World Cup Broadcast Rights

Thanks to legal battles and network decisions, some fans on the continent might have a more complicated time tuning in to the World Cup.

4 May 2014

Zimbabweans Mock Suspended Opposition Leader on Twitter

What is the best title for a hypothetical book about the embattled Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai? Twitter users have a few ideas.

15 April 2014

President Mugabe Thinks Nigeria Is More Corrupt Than Zimbabwe

"#Mugabe has the audacity to infer Nigeria Govt is #corrupt. Nigeria Govt has the temerity to feel insulted."

26 February 2014

8 Dishes From Africa We Dare You To Try

Who knew mice, maggots, frogs or raw blood could be so yummy?

25 February 2014

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time

Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

23 August 2013

At 89 Years Old, Zimbabwe President Mugabe Sworn in for Five More Years

Mugabe responded to allegations that the election was rigged in his favor by telling critics to "go hang".

7 August 2013

Robert Mugabe Wins Re-election in Zimbabwe Amid Claims of Fraud

Zimbabwe's voter roll reportedly included two million dead people. Neighboring Botswana is calling for an independent audit.

1 August 2013

Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

31 July 2013

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

22 June 2013

Zimbabwean MP Killed in ‘Suspicious’ Car Crash

Outspoken Zimbabwean member of parliament Edward Chindori-Chininga, who was investigating the ties between the ruling party and the country's diamond industry, has died in an automobile accident under what some...

15 June 2013

Anonymous ‘Baba Jukwa’ Facebook Dishes Dirt on Zimbabwe Politics

New Facebook phenomenon Baba Jukwa has become a major talking point as Zimbabweans hungry for political intrigue visit “his” Facebook wall to get the latest on what is happening in...

13 June 2013

President Mugabe Unilaterally Declares Zimbabwe Poll Date

Ignoring protests from his coalition partners and Zimbabwean citizens, President Robert Mugabe has unilaterally declared 31 July, 2013 as the date the country will hold elections.

19 March 2013

Zimbabwe Police Arrest Top Human Rights Lawyer

One day after millions of Zimbabweans approved a new constitution that will bring about presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was arrested...

19 February 2013

Pope’s Resignation Echoes in Africa

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of his intention to resign with effect from February 28, 2013 provoked many reactions in Francophone Africa, both in traditional media and on social...

14 December 2012

A Timeline of 50 Years of Conflict in the D.R. of Congo

The ongoing conflict between M23 rebels and the Congolese army cannot be totally understood without some historical background on the genesis of these conflicts in the great lakes region. Here...

13 November 2012

Assault of Female Radio DJ Ignites Zimbabwe Gender Violence Debate

The assault of a popular radio DJ by her boyfriend has ignited debate about violence against women in Zimbabwe. The pictures showing her swollen face were both praised and condemned...

US Presidential Election Resonates in Zimbabwe

The just-ended United States election has got Zimbabweans excited as they face their own elections next year. Citizens are marveling at the speed the election results were announced, how presidential...

17 October 2012

Zimbabwe: Asiagate Scandal Continues to Haunt Football Hopes

While various countries across Africa were playing for qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 to be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) was dealing with the...

22 September 2012

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Controversial Wedding

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s controversial wedding on 15 September continues to spark debate and discussions online. After his planned civil wedding was blocked by the court, Tsvangirai went ahead...

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