Zimbabwe crop farmers banking on science

Nov 26, 2016

Zimbabwe crop farmers banking on science

Under the scorching Zimbabwean sun, cattle seek shade among stunted thorn bushes in the drought-prone district of Zaka, where crops wither due to increasing temperatures and changing weather patterns. Severe lack of rain across southern Africa has hit the country hard, with government officials saying ...

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

Aug 27, 2016

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe, after police fired tear gas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site of ...

Zimbabwe politicians argue over crocodiles, underwear theft

/ Feb 19, 2016

Zimbabwe politicians argue over crocodiles, underwear theft

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Crocodiles, Lacoste shirts, DNA tests and accusations of stealing underwear and radios. Sniping around these topics highlights the intensifying battles in Zimbabwe's faction-ridden ruling party over who will succeed President Robert Mugabe, in power for 36 years. Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, recently warned ...

/ 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 Wednesday, ...

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 he ...