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Landlocked country in southeastern Africa

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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 billionaire to pay doctors about $300 a month to end strike

Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe's state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a monthly allowance of about $300 for six months,..
Reuters - Published

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

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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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

Ten roads, including one of the main roads in the capital, will be renamed after President Mnangagwa.
BBC News - Published

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

At least 55 elephants die in Zimbabwe drought

A severe drought over the past two months kills the animals in Hwange National Park.
BBC News - Published

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

Zimbabwe's president pleads for patience in bringing economy back from 'dead'

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday pleaded for time and patience to bring the economy back from the "dead", as his government faces blame for surging inflation evoking dark days under..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe buried in home village, ending an era

Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and the government of his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa over..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe funeral: Zimbabwe ex-president laid to rest in Kutama

Zimbabwe's ex-president is laid to rest in Kutama, three weeks after his death at the age of 95.
BBC News - Published

Letter from Africa: The dilemma of how to appease Mugabe's spirit

The controversial Zimbabwean leader is due to be buried, three weeks after his death.
BBC News - Published

Meet 'The Terminator', Zimbabwe's disabled footballer

Kuda Mapira, known as 'The Terminator', is one of the first disabled people to play football for his country.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial site

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family's wish for a private burial three weeks..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe to be buried in Zimbabwe hometown following family request

The decision comes after a feud between Mugabe's family and the government over his burial place.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in home district, government says

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district of Zvimba, not at a national shrine in Harare as previously planned, the government said on Thursday, after three weeks of..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe capital city shuts main water plant, shortages loom

Zimbabwe's capital shut its main water works on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, the deputy mayor said, potentially leaving the city dry and raising the risk..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as..
Reuters - Published

Drag artist Chris Garner found alter ego after Zimbabwe exit

Chris Garner found his drag act alter ego in Kent after fleeing Africa with his family.
BBC News - Published

The man who could be Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint

John Bradburne had "few possessions, only love" say the leprosy patients he cared for 40 years ago.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe doctors protest at 'abduction' of union leader

Hundreds of doctors stage a walkout to condemn the alleged abduction of union chief Peter Magombeyi.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe doctors protest over union leader's disappearance

Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors protested in central Harare on Monday over the disappearance of the leader of their union, but riot police blocked them from marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's..
Reuters - Published

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