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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.


Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa declares national disaster over coronavirus [Video]

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa declares national disaster over coronavirus

Zimbabwe has yet to confirm any coronavirus infections but the president has declared a national disaster.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Zimbabwe clamps down on dollar source, as inflation soars [Video]

Zimbabwe clamps down on dollar source, as inflation soars

Zimbabwe's government suspended the transfer of local shares to foreign stock exchanges on Monday- one of the main sources of hard currency as inflation soars. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Drought adds to hardship as Zimbabwe economy shrinks [Video]

Drought adds to hardship as Zimbabwe economy shrinks

Severe water shortage is forcing many Zimbabweans to use untreated water, as Southern Africa faces its worst drought in decades.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
S. Africa's Massmart to restructure after forecasting loss [Video]

S. Africa's Massmart to restructure after forecasting loss

South Africa's Massmart Holdings, majority-owned by U.S. retail giant Walmart, forecast a full year loss on Thursday as it battles tough trading conditions. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

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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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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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Zimbabwe doctors end strike after billionaire's offer

The medics were off work for more than four months, paralysing the country's healthcare sector.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe, the land where cash barons thrive

The authorities are battling to cap inflation as the Zimbabwean dollar is reintroduced.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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Zimbabwe public workers to press ahead with pay protest

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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.
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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..
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US Zimbabwe sanctions: Security minister targeted

Owen Ncube is denied entry by the US as thousands march against overseas sanctions.
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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...
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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.
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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,..
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Zimbabwe controversially flies elephants abroad

Up to 30 young elephants have been flown to another country, believed to be China.
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At least 55 elephants die in Zimbabwe drought

A severe drought over the past two months kills the animals in Hwange National Park.
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The US government has banned the import of rough diamonds, but Zimbabwe says the claims are unfounded.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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