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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 city 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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Zimbabwean protest leader freed on bail in fourth attempt [Video]

Zimbabwean protest leader freed on bail in fourth attempt

Jacob Ngarivhume granted bail after being detained on July 20 for calling for rallies against corruption, economic woes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
Zimbabwe media crackdown: Prominent journalist seeks bail [Video]

Zimbabwe media crackdown: Prominent journalist seeks bail

A popular Zimbabwean journalist appears in court but is told the public cannot hear his testimony.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Zimbabwe stock market trading resumes after halting in June [Video]

Zimbabwe stock market trading resumes after halting in June

Zimbabwe is facing worst financial crisis in more than a decade, as market reopens after June halt to help stabilise the nation's currency.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:35Published
Zimbabwe security forces clear streets ahead of planned protests [Video]

Zimbabwe security forces clear streets ahead of planned protests

Police and soldiers order people trying to enter the capital, Harare, to go home ahead of planned anti-gov't protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

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A decision to give Chinese firms rights to explore for coal in the famous Hwange park is overturned.
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Is Zimbabwe extending an olive branch to its white farmers?

The offer to pay those whose land was seized 20 years ago is intended to mend relations with the West.
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Zimbabwe to return land seized from foreign farmers

Hundreds of mainly European farmers could benefit from the move, aimed at mending relations with the West.
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Zimbabwe rejects Catholic bishops' criticism of corruption and abuse

A government minister accuses the Church leaders of joining groups seeking "to manufacture crises".
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa vows to 'flush out' opponents

Emmerson Mnangagwa accuses the opposition of trying to destabilise the country.
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Tsitsi Dangarembga was detained as she took part in protest against alleged government corruption.
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Zimbabwe police clear streets ahead of anti-government protests

Parts of the capital are deserted ahead of demonstrations that the government calls Western-backed.
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Coronavirus: Seven Zimbabwe babies stillborn in one night at hospital

Only one baby was born alive as urgent treatment was delayed over Covid-19-related staffing issues.
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Hopewell Chin'ono: Whistle-blowing Zimbabwean journalist arrested

Hopewell Chin'ono recently exposed alleged high-level corruption in the Zimbabwean government.
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Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations' of measures

Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.
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Breast cancer: Zimbabwe woman's struggle to avoid mastectomy

A Zimbabwean woman is campaigning to get the machine fixed to avoid a mastectomy.
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Zimbabwe's Cook Off: How a Netflix romcom was made for $8,000

Zimbabwe's first film to be featured on the streaming service is a tale of hope in a chaotic country.
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Zimbabwe anti-corruption body starts audit of the rich

The anti-corruption commission threatens to take people's assets if they cannot explain their origin.
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Coronavirus: Zimbabwe health minister in court on corruption charges

The charges against health minister Obadiah Moyo relate to alleged procurement irregularities.
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Zimbabwe hikes government salaries 50% as nurses picket for pay in dollars

Zimbabwe raised salaries for government workers by 50% on Wednesday, hours after nurses stopped work at a major government hospital in the capital Harare, demanding to be paid in dollars because of..
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Ready to roll: Zimbabwe cigar venture eyes smokers at home and abroad

A newly established Zimbabwean company has started making cigars for export, aiming to take on established players while developing a culture of cigar smoking at home.
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Why Zimbabwean women are being dragged to court accused of lying

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is accused of reneging on promises he made after ousting Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe's MDC 'abductees arrested for lying about torture'

The opposition says three women tortured by state agents have been charged over their allegations.
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Zimbabwe dismisses rumours of coup, says country stable

Zimbabwe's National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition officials of peddling rumours of an..
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Zimbabwe police arrest opposition officials in dispute over party HQ

Zimbabwe's police arrested five senior officials of the main opposition party on Friday after they attempted to enter the party's Harare headquarters, which is being occupied by a rival faction.
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Zimbabwe tightens coronavirus lockdown in capital Harare

Zimbabwean troops and police on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus lockdown in the capital Harare, blocking many cars and buses from entering the central business district as cases of infections..
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Zimbabwe summons U.S. ambassador over comments on Floyd protests

Zimbabwe summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare on Monday after a senior White House official said the country was among "foreign adversaries" using the unrest over the death of George Floyd to..
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Electric motorbike gives women in rural Zimbabwe a path out of poverty

In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families.
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'Tortured Zimbabwe abductees' may face prosecution

Opposition activists, including an MP, say they were beaten and forced to drink urine by state agents.
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Zimbabweans in South Africa use app to send food home after border restrictions

Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for over a decade.
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Zimbabweans go hungry as coronavirus compounds climate woes

Rosemary Pamire struggled to feed her family well before Zimbabwe entered lockdown in March to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Now she can hardly put together a meal a day as the country faces a..
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Zimbabwe to ease coronavirus curbs, but lockdown to remain for now

Zimbabwe will keep its coronavirus lockdown for the time being, though businesses will be allowed to open for longer and the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks, President Emmerson Mnangagwa..
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Zimbabwe opposition says activists missing, police deny holding them

Zimbabwe's main opposition party said on Thursday three of its activists were missing a day after taking part in a protest over food shortages and police denied holding them after initially telling..
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Zimbabwe opposition boycotts parliament after members dismissed

Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Thursday boycotted parliamentary proceedings to protest against the dismissal of four of its legislators at the behest of a faction opposed to the party leadership.
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Zimbabwe pleads with foreign lenders to prevent coronavirus 'catastrophe'

Zimbabwe is headed for a health and economic catastrophe from the coronavirus pandemic because its debt arrears mean it cannot access foreign lenders, the finance minister warned in a letter to the..
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Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown again, announces $720 millionstimulus

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended a nationwide lockdown to fight the new coronavirus by two more weeks and announced a $720 million stimulus package for distressed companies, most which..
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After beating coronavirus, a Zimbabwe survivor lives with the stigma

When Saul Sakudya arrived in an ambulance at a hospital in Zimbabwe's capital after catching COVID-19, he said the medical staff wouldn't go near him because they were afraid of becoming infected.
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Zimbabwe president threatens 20 years jail over fake lockdown statement

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday threatened 20 years in jail to the author of a statement purporting to bear his signature that said the lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak..
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U.N. seeks $130 million to prevent hunger catastrophe in Zimbabwe

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe until August and prevent a catastrophe in the southern African nation, as climate- and..
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Zimbabwe eases coronavirus lockdown to allow diaspora remittances flow

Zimbabwe will allow citizens to access remittances from the diaspora and permit farmers to take their produce to the market, easing a three-week coronavirus lockdown that analysts fear could push the..
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Zimbabwe turns water cannon on coronavirus

Zimbabwe's police began using water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus.
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Zimbabwe court rules Chamisa not legitimate leader of opposition

Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Nelson Chamisa's leadership of the main opposition MDC was illegitimate and ordered it to hold an election to replace him within three months, potentially..
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Zimbabwe locks down to fight coronavirus amid economic crisis

Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following South Africa in implementing some of the world's toughest anti-coronavirus measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering..
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Coronavirus: Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba died 'alone and scared'

The death of young Zimbabwean journalist Zororo Makamba exposes his country's healthcare problems.
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Zimbabwe orders total lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and security forces may be deployed to enforce it, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on..
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Zimbabwe to impose 21-day nationwide lockdown from Monday

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of coronavirus, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.
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Zimbabwe customs officials walk out over coronavirus fears

Customs officials at Zimbabwe's biggest airport stopped reporting for work on Wednesday, fearing exposure to coronavirus and a lack of measures to prevent its spread, their union said.
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Zimbabwe offers land as compensation for 800 seized farms

Zimbabwe's government will offer land as compensation for nearly 800 farms it seized under its land acquisition policy since 2000, according to regulations published on Thursday.
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U.S. blacklists Zimbabwe officials over human rights abuse

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister and its ambassador to Tanzania, the U.S. Treasury Department said, accusing them of human rights abuses, including..
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Zimbabwe crisis: Parents of school dropouts face jail

The rising number of children failing to attend classes is blamed on the poor state of the economy.
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Zimbabwe court clears opposition official facing subversion charges

A court in southern Zimbabwe ruled on Friday that an opposition official was not guilty of trying to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa, moments after proceedings were halted when police fired teargas..
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Zimbabwe police fire teargas as court rules on opposition leader's subversion case

A court in southern Zimbabwe on Friday halted proceedings after police fired teargas outside to disperse supporters of an opposition politician facing subversion charges, a party official and lawyers'..
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Two die in Zimbabwe gold mine collapse

Two illegal Zimbabwean miners died and another was injured after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, the disaster management agency said on Thursday, as rescuers searched for more miners.
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Families trek to unsafe wells as taps run dry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, Abraham Kavalanjila and his two sons have given up waiting for the water to come back on, and trekked out into the maize fields to draw on an open well.
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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,..
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