Oct 2, 2015

Baboons force Zimbabwe radio station off air

A radio station in Zimbabwe was temporarily forced off the air after a group of baboons raided a transmission tower and chewed through cables, a state daily reported Thursday. The Chronicle newspaper said the newly-launched YA FM went down during the breakfast show on ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Sep 16, 2015

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, repeating an address he gave to the legislature last month. The veteran leader read the 25-minute speech through to the end, apparently unaware that ...

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Jul 29, 2015

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for ...

Count the zeroes: Zimbabwe allows old bank note exchange

Jun 13, 2015

Count the zeroes: Zimbabwe allows old bank note exchange

Zimbabwe’s central bank says bank notes from its old currency, which collapsed and was discarded years ago because of runaway inflation, can be exchanged for American dollars. But 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollars will fetch only 40 U.S. cents. That’s a fraction of what collectors ...