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

03 Dec 2019

HARARE 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 million (7.79 million pounds) and some properties in the capital.

EU worried about recent political developments in Zimbabwe - memo

21 Nov 2019

HARARE 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 hostile relations.

Zimbabwe police use tear gas, batons in opposition crackdown

20 Nov 2019

HARARE 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 listen to a speech by their leader. | Video

Zimbabweans get new banknotes, but angered by withdrawal limits

12 Nov 2019

HARARE Zimbabweans finally got access to new low-denomination currency on Tuesday that authorities hope will end chronic cash shortages, but banks maintained an existing weekly withdrawal limit of $20, frustrating many customers. | Video

After fanfare, new Zimbabwe banknotes fail to arrive

11 Nov 2019

HARARE New low-denomination banknotes touted by the government as the solution to the acute cash shortage that has crippled Zimbabwe's economy failed to arrive on Monday, leaving banks in confusion and customers frustrated.

After fanfare, new Zimbabwe banknotes fail to arrive

11 Nov 2019

HARARE, Nov 11 Heralded by Zimbabwe's central bank and its President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the answer to an acute cash shortage that has hamstrung the country's economy, new low-denomination banknotes were due to enter circulation on Monday.

Dought-hit Zimbabwe readies mass wildlife migration

11 Nov 2019

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.

Zimbabwe government workers plan pay protest as economy slumps

31 Oct 2019

HARARE Government workers in Zimbabwe on Thursday announced plans for a "massive" protest march next week to press for higher wages, as the finance minister said the economy would this year fall into recession for the first time since 2008.

Zimbabwe central bank to introduce new dollar note and coins

29 Oct 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe will introduce some Zimbabwe dollar notes and coins in the next two weeks, the latest step towards fully restoring the domestic currency, central bank governor John Mangudya said on Tuesday.

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

25 Oct 2019

HARARE 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.

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U.S. House panel approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third American president in history to be impeached.