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Participants attend the official opening of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Amid war, Putin looks east from Russia's window to Europe
Russia is pitching its $2 trillion economy to giants such as China and Saudi Arabia at its premier investment forum in St. Petersburg.
President of China Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attend the China-Africa Leaders' Roundtable Dialogue on the last day of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 24, 2023.
May 28, 2024
Post-COVID, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
While new Chinese investment in Africa increased 114% last year, it was centered on minerals essential to the global energy transition and China's plans to revive its economy.
An illegal money changer checks old U.S. dollars at a marketplace in Harare, Zimbabwe.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 24, 2023
As Argentina eyes dollarization, Zimbabwe and Ecuador offer clues
Adopting the greenback in place of the local currency might bring stability, but it is not without its pains.
Of the five nations in Southern Africa where elephants live, a survey has found that Botswana has the largest elephant population with 131,909.
Sep 1, 2023
More elephants in Southern Africa than previously thought: survey
The aerial survey done using seven fixed-wing aircraft covered Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2023
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
Governments on the continent have increasingly restricted or banned mineral exports in recent years in a bid to boost processing and retain more of the gains.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2022
In Zimbabwe, coal power project seeks other backing after China's U-turn
China's recent about-face on foreign coal financing is forcing developing nations across Africa and Asia to rethink their energy plans.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2021
Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
The move was taken by cricket's governing body after the spread of the new Omicron variant resulted in tightened border controls targeting qualifier host Zimbabwe and its neighbors.
Japan Times
May 7, 2020
China virtually alone in backing Africa’s dirty coal projects
The retreat of financial institutions from Japan to the U.S. and Europe leaves the way open for Chinese companies, even at the risk of undermining the country's commitments to tackle climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 16, 2019
Botswana bans pro hunting pair after killing of research elephant
Botswana's government has revoked the licenses of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant and then destroyed its collar to try to hide the evidence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 6, 2019
Robert Mugabe, Rhodesian liberator turned Zimbabwean oppressor, dies at 95
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2019
Mozambique cyclone death toll doubles as flood waters rise
Mozambique's death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2019
'Full horror' of cyclone in southeast Africa yet to emerge: Red Cross
Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 24, 2019
Popular Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66
Zimbabwe's most successful and internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday after suffering from diabetes, ending a career that spanned four decades and 67 albums.
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 11, 2018
Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20
Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after 20 died from the disease and more than 2,000 people were infected after drinking contaminated water, new Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 4, 2018
Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa promises to probe election killings
President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to unite on Friday after he was declared the first elected head of state since Robert Mugabe's removal from power, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and pledged to challenge the result.
Feb 1, 2018
Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts
Zimbabwe will issue 99-year leases to white farmers, according to a government circular, after new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2017
Mnangagwa swears in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe Cabinet
Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president, swore in his Cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 26, 2017
Mugabe reportedly cried when he agreed to step down from Zimbabwean presidency
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe cried and lamented "betrayal by his lieutenants" when he agreed to step down last week under pressure from the military and his party after 37 years in power, the Standard newspaper said in its Sunday edition.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2017
Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president
Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2017
Mugabe is granted immunity and assured of safety in Zimbabwe, sources say
Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals