• coronavirus Sep 26, 2020

    Progress Against Virus Brings Complacency in Parts of Africa

    Schools are reopening in Zimbabwe, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions

  • elephants Sep 2, 2020

    Zimbabwe Investigating Deaths of 22 Elephants, More Expected

    A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s national parks said the number of elephants dying in the country’s west from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22 and more deaths are expected

  • Zimbabwe Dec 16, 2019

    Zimbabwe Veep's Wife Charged With Attempting to Kill Him

    The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president has been charged with attempting to kill her husband. Marry Chiwenga, a former model and wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and fraud. Wearing a floral dress, she waved to journalists as she entered the court’s holding cells....

  • United States Oct 26, 2019

    US Sanctions Zimbabwean State Security Minister

    The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe’s state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe’s government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday. State Security Minister Owen Ncube, a close ally of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is banned from entering the United States. The U.S. and others have expressed shock and concern over sometimes deadly crackdowns against...

  • Alexandra Villarreal Mar 24, 2019

    Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

    The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen’s boats have been ferrying out Buzi’s displaced, sometimes scores of people crammed into a single vessel. But Veronica Fatia was going against the tide, up waters...

  • President Mar 19, 2019

    Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Mozambique

    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast...

  • China Dec 19, 2018

    In Zimbabwe, Danai Gurira Promotes Anti-Poaching Campaign

    “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira has traveled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at protecting rhinos from poachers.

  • President Nov 24, 2017

    Cheering Zimbabweans Greet Country's New leader Mnangagwa

    Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted the world’s oldest head of state. Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice president, will lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to quit from the military, the ruling party and massive demonstrations...

  • Africa Nov 21, 2017

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Resigns

    Zimbabwe’s Parliament launched impeachment proceedings against the country’s leader of 37 years, before he sent a letter of resignation.

  • facebook Jul 21, 2017

    Son of Cecil the Lion Killed in Zimbabwean Hunt

    Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt. A group named Friends of Hwange Trust said Thursday on Facebook that 6-year-old Xanda, Cecil’s son, was shot on a “legal trophy hunt” several days ago. The group says Xanda, who was wearing a...

  • Florida Jul 21, 2016

    Man Crashes Boat of Hunter Who Killed Cecil the Lion: Police

    Police say a man stole and crashed a boat off southwest Florida that belongs to the Minnesota dentist who had killed Cecil the lion while hunting in Africa.

  • Florida Aug 5, 2015

    Vandals Attack Vacation Home of Dentist who Killed Cecil

    Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray painted the words “lion killer” on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Marco Island police Capt. David Baer says the vandals also left at least seven pickled pig’s feet on the driveway of...

  • United States Aug 4, 2015

    3 Airlines Ban Shipments of Hunting ‘Trophies'

    Three major airlines announced a ban on “big-game” shipments like lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo. Delta, United and American Airlines will no longer carry hunting trophies, like antlers, which hunters bring home from the animals they kill as a way of commemorating the hunt. Several foreign airlines announced similar bans last week, when a beloved Zimbabewean lion was shot....

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