Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe morgues overwhelmed as Covid hits rural areas
A nurse gives a Covid vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
In Depth

Zimbabwe morgues overwhelmed as Covid hits rural areas

African nation struggling to vaccinate population as infections spike in rural areas
11 Aug 2021
Long-weekend safari: a mini adventure
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In Review

Long-weekend safari: a mini adventure

Even the most time-pressed traveller can squeeze in a trip to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park
24 Jan 2020
Who was the real Robert Mugabe?
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
In Depth

Who was the real Robert Mugabe?

The controversial ousted leader has died at the age of 95
6 Sep 2019
Cyclone Idai a ‘massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
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In Brief

Cyclone Idai a ‘massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Survivors cling to trees as water levels rise in southern Africa
20 Mar 2019
Fact check: who’s to blame for the violence in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe protests
In Depth

Fact check: who’s to blame for the violence in Zimbabwe?

President Emmerson Mnangagwa claims opposition fuelled deadly protests
30 Jan 2019
South Africa’s ANC calls for compulsory land seizures
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In Brief

South Africa’s ANC calls for compulsory land seizures

Fear grow among majority white landowners that country could follow Zimbabwe into violence and economic chaos
16 Aug 2018
Emmerson Mnangagwa: economic saviour or brutal boss?
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new President of Zimbabwe
In Depth

Emmerson Mnangagwa: economic saviour or brutal boss?

The winner of the Zimbabwean presidential election has a chequered past
3 Aug 2018

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Zimbabwe explodes after alleged election-rigging
Supporters of  MDC Alliance take part in a protest in Harare at alleged election rigging
In Brief

Zimbabwe explodes after alleged election-rigging

Three dead as opposition protests turn violent
2 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe elections: will the vote be free and fair?
MDC march
In Depth

Zimbabwe elections: will the vote be free and fair?

After decades of authoritarian rule under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans remain apprehensive
30 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe rugby team sleep on the streets before Tunisia game
Zimbabwe rugby
In Brief

Zimbabwe rugby team sleep on the streets before Tunisia game

Squad refused to check in to ‘cockroach-infested’ hotel ahead of clash in Tunisia
4 Jul 2018
Campaign launched to make first English saint in 50 years
The Vatican
In Brief

Campaign launched to make first English saint in 50 years

Supporters urge Vatican to open inquiry into the missionary’s ‘miracles’
23 Apr 2018
Zimbabwean family leave Bangkok airport after three months
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In Brief

Zimbabwean family leave Bangkok airport after three months

The four children and four adults survived with help from staff in terminal
24 Jan 2018
Emmerson Mnangagwa packs ‘recycled’ cabinet with soldiers
Mugabe Mnangagwa
In Brief

Emmerson Mnangagwa packs ‘recycled’ cabinet with soldiers

New Zimbabwean president gives top posts to senior soldiers and party loyalists
1 Dec 2017
What now for Zimbabwe’s ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe?
Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe
In Brief

What now for Zimbabwe’s ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe?

Former dictator’s wife may be left ‘sitting pretty’ with a government pension
23 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe coup: a catalyst for change in Africa?
Mugabe Zimbabwe coup
In Depth

Zimbabwe coup: a catalyst for change in Africa?

Mugabe’s overthrow may be beginning of the end for dictatorships
22 Nov 2017
What next for Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe?
Robert Mugabe
In Brief

What next for Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe?

Mugabe impeachment vote is moving ahead amid fears of violence
20 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe defiant as deadline approaches
Robert Mugabe, flanked by Zimbabwe Defence Force officers, prepares for his TV address
In Depth

Robert Mugabe defiant as deadline approaches

Zimbabwe’s long-serving President has until noon today to resign or face impeachment
20 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘quits’ after military takeover
Military vehicles remain in strategic locations throughout Harare
In Brief

Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘quits’ after military takeover

Confusion reigns as Zimbabwe’s political future remains unclear
16 Nov 2017
Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: three decades of revolution
Robert and Grace Mugabe
In Depth

Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: three decades of revolution

How The Week has reported the turbulent events in the African country
15 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe army takes control – but denies coup
Zimbabwe's army, led by Gen Constantino Chiwenga (right) has vowed to 'step in' to stop purges within Zanu-PF
In Brief

Zimbabwe army takes control – but denies coup

Military wades into showdown between rival factions vying to succeed Robert Mugabe
15 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe sacks vice president
Robert Mugabe has removed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from office
In Brief

Robert Mugabe sacks vice president

Move paves the way for Grace Mugabe to succeed him as Zimbabwean leader
7 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post
Robert Mugabe has WHO goodwill ambassador title revoked after two days
In Brief

Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post

The Zimbabwean leader had been appointed by the World Health Organisation last week
23 Oct 2017
Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘heir apparent’ after reshuffle
Robert and Grace Mugabe
In Brief

Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘heir apparent’ after reshuffle

President of Zimbabwe vows to rule until he is 100 as supporters clash over successor
18 Oct 2017
'Brilliant student' headed for Oxford fears deportation
Oxford University
In Depth

'Brilliant student' headed for Oxford fears deportation

Brian White, who began life in a Zimbabwean orphanage, has lived in the UK since he was 15
31 Aug 2017
Robert Mugabe's wife seeks diplomatic immunity
Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting South African model
In Brief

Robert Mugabe's wife seeks diplomatic immunity

Grace Mugabe, the first lady of Zimbabwe, is wanted for questioning about the assault of a South African model
17 Aug 2017
Robert Mugabe 'ruling Zimbabwe from his sickbed'
Robert Mugabe
In Brief

Robert Mugabe 'ruling Zimbabwe from his sickbed'

President reportedly receiving medical treatment in Singapore for third time this year
11 Jul 2017
UK downplayed Robert Mugabe massacre in Zimbabwe
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In Depth

UK downplayed Robert Mugabe massacre in Zimbabwe

Officials in London accused of ignoring massacre of thousands of dissidents throughout the 1980s
18 May 2017
Call of the wild: the world’s best safaris
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In Depth

Call of the wild: the world’s best safaris

Gone are the days of simply observing wildlife from a safe distance – today’s safaris bring man and beast into very close contact indeed
29 Jun 2016
The last days: hunger stalks Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
In Depth

The last days: hunger stalks Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

Stricken by drought and political paralysis, Zimbabwe is bracing itself for a succession struggle that could spark civil war
19 Feb 2016
Dripping blood leads airport staff to dead body on plane
Harare Airport
In Brief

Dripping blood leads airport staff to dead body on plane

US cargo plane impounded at Harare airport after body and millions of rand discovered
15 Feb 2016
Largest African elephant killed in 30 years for £39,000
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In Brief

Largest African elephant killed in 30 years for £39,000

After Cecil the lion, another prized animal is hunted down in Zimbabwe's national parks
16 Oct 2015
Cecil: decision to drop lion killer charges 'disgraceful’
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In Brief

Cecil: decision to drop lion killer charges 'disgraceful’

Fresh outrage as Zimbabwe says Walter Palmer's papers were in order and he won't be charged
13 Oct 2015
Mugabe urged to stand down after reading wrong speech
Robert Mugabe
In Brief

Mugabe urged to stand down after reading wrong speech

The 91-year old Zimbabwean president repeated a 25-minute address he gave to parliament last month
16 Sep 2015
Grace Mugabe: the woman poised to take over Zimbabwe
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In Depth

Grace Mugabe: the woman poised to take over Zimbabwe

President's wife has been criticised for her lavish lifestyle, but insists she is simply a misunderstood philanthropist
8 Jul 2015
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