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Republic in southern Africa

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Zimbabwe: Republic in southern Africa
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, erstwhile 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 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

Videos for Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe doctors strike: Hundreds fired [Video]Zimbabwe doctors strike: Hundreds fired

A warning to doctors on strike in Zimbabwe: Go back to work or you risk being fired.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Can the new Zimbabwean dollar relieve a chronic cash crunch? [Video]Can the new Zimbabwean dollar relieve a chronic cash crunch?

On Tuesday, the long-awaited, next-generation Zimbabwean dollar finally hit the streets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Zimbabweans get new banknotes, can only withdraw $20 [Video]Zimbabweans get new banknotes, can only withdraw $20

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,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Zimbabwe drought: Hundreds of animals die in National park [Video]Zimbabwe drought: Hundreds of animals die in National park

Park officials say they plan to move some to areas where there is still food and water but that could take weeks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Zimbabwe healthcare: Millions cannot access medical treatment [Video]Zimbabwe healthcare: Millions cannot access medical treatment

Rising inflation and corruption in Zimbabwe mean healthcare is now a luxury only few can afford.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Thousands in Zimbabwe denounce 'evil' Western sanctions [Video]Thousands in Zimbabwe denounce 'evil' Western sanctions

People march in Harare calling on US, EU to lift sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and other top officials.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Zimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise [Video]Zimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise

Zimbabwean health services in disarray as doctors demand US dollar salaries, refuse to resume work over poor pay.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village [Video]Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village

Zimbabwe's former president has been buried in his rural village of Kutama, three weeks after he died in Singapore.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home [Video]Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home

A priest declared Robert Mugabe "lives forever" as the family of the former Zimbabwean leader gathered to bury him at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating [Video]UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating

Officials warns of 'fear, frustration and anxiety among a large number of Zimbabweans'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing [Video]Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing

Police and government fail to make arrests or provide explanation for abductions of protest organisers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

 

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

Robert Mugabe's death: What next for Grace Mugabe?

If the widow of Zimbabwe's former president is not immune from prosecution, what's next for her?
BBC News - Published

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe to be buried at Zimbabwe national shrine in about 30 days, nephew says

Robert Mugabe will be buried at a Zimbabwean national shrine in Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting comments earlier in the day that the burial will be on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 'around 30 days': family spokesman

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare in "around 30 days", Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe said on Friday, after earlier saying the..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Mourners in Zimbabwe view Robert Mugabe's body

People in Zimbabwe queue up to pay their last respects to the country's founding father.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family says

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe will be buried at a national shrine in Harare on Sunday, the Mugabe family spokesman said on Friday, contradicting comments a day earlier which suggested the family was..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successor

Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family say burial 'sometime next week', ceremony private

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried "sometime next week", a family spokesman said on Thursday, but it remained unclear where he would be interred amid disagreement between his..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe family’s fury at funeral plans

The family of Zimbabwe's ousted strongman says they are not being consulted over funeral plans.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and..
Reuters - Published

Plane carrying Mugabe's body lands in Zimbabwe: witness

A plane bringing the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe back to the country landed at its main airport on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's body expected in Zimbabwe, burial place still a mystery

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was expected in the country later on Wednesday, a family spokesman said, but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe's body being flown home from Singapore

The remains of the ousted strongman are en route to Zimbabwe for a state funeral.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
Reuters - Published

Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling..
Reuters - Published

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