African land-grabs endanger elephants

Apr 21, 2014

African land-grabs endanger elephants

Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa’s last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group’s report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking. Zimbabwe ...

Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

Dec 28, 2013

Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia has asked the Australian government for asylum, saying she fears for her safety and believes Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s government is “illegitimate,” media reported Saturday. Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe since independence from British rule in 1980, won a disputed ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...

Man who used Mugabe poster in toilet charged

Aug 29, 2013

Man who used Mugabe poster in toilet charged

A Zimbabwean man has been charged for allegedly using President Robert Mugabe’s election campaign poster as toilet paper, local media reported Wednesday. Takura Mufumisi, 26, from the city of Masvingo, is said to have taken the paper with him to a bar toilet. An ...

Aug 10, 2013

Zimbabwe in 'secret deal' to sell Iran uranium

Zimbabwe has signed a secret deal to supply Iran with the raw materials needed to develop a nuclear weapon, in breach of international sanctions, The Times reported on Saturday. “I have seen [a memorandum of understanding] to export uranium to the Iranians,” Zimbabwean Deputy ...

Mugabe claims huge win

Aug 2, 2013

Mugabe claims huge win

President Robert Mugabe’s rivals slammed his claim of election victory Thursday, branding the vote a “sham” and urging “passive resistance” as early results showed the Zimbabwean leader’s party taking a clear lead. A top member of Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claimed that Mugabe had trounced ...