Complete coverage on


Latest Stories

Miners trapped in Zimbabwean platinum mine, officials sayupdated: Tue May 22 2012 12:11:00

Workers trapped by a fire overnight in a platinum mine in southern Zimbabwe are being brought to the surface Tuesday, a statement from the mine's owners said.

BMW proud of South African productionupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 09:17:00

Managing Director of BMW South Africa, Bodo Donauer explains the company's plans to increase production in the country.

10 best moments from Marketplace Africa updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 09:17:00

Marketplace Africa launched 100 episodes ago. That¹s one hundred weeks of African business news that brought our global audience a fresh perspective from a continent that has not normally been viewed as an investor-friendly destination.

3 women in Zimbabwe charged in series of sex attacks on menupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 05:28:00

Police in Zimbabwe on Friday charged three women found in possession of 33 condoms containing semen with 17 counts of aggravated indecent assault in a case that may be a break in a string of sex attacks over the past two years by women targeting male hitchhikers.

What's next for Libya?updated: Tue Aug 30 2011 17:05:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen speaks with Mustafa Abdul Jalil about the Libyan conflict.

Zimbabwe boots Libyan ambassador who now backs rebelsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 17:05:00

President Robert Mugabe's government on Tuesday said the Libyan ambassador to Zimbabwe must leave the country because he has switched his allegiance to the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council.

Zimbabwean prosecutors drop treason charges against six activistsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 21:41:00

Prosecutors in Zimbabwe dropped treason charges Monday against six activists accused of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising against President Robert Mugabe.

Free speech on stage in Harareupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 06:15:00

Robyn Curnow discovers one of Zimbabwe's last bastions of free speech on stage in Harare.

Protest theater puts free speech center stageupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 06:15:00

In Zimbabwe, where speaking out on political issues can be risky, one theater troupe is refusing to tread the boards cautiously.

Zimbabwe's cassette cultureupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 06:24:00

CNN Marketplace Africa visits Harare, Zimbabwe where a dying cassette tape industry is receiving a new lease of life.

Silent streets after apparent protest plans in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 22:49:00

For the group calling itself FreeZimActivists it is back to the drawing board after its planned protest against President Robert Mugabe's rule in the style of Egypt and Tunisia flopped in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe drops charges against members of medical teamupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 05:34:00

Zimbabwe's government has dropped charges against six health workers accused of dispersing AIDS/HIV drugs without appropriate documentation.

Detained U.S. medical team released on bail by Zimbabwe judgeupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 13:09:00

Six medical workers, including four Americans, appeared in court in Zimbabwe on Monday, accused of dispensing AIDS medication without a license, their lawyer told CNN.

Church: American medical team hopes to be released in Zimbabweupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 22:43:00

Five Americans -- two of them doctors -- who treat AIDS patients are expected to appear Monday before a magistrate in Harare, Zimbabwe, on allegations of operating an unlicensed clinic and dispensing medicines without a pharmacist's supervision.

Zimbabwe plane incident was drillupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 08:27:00

An incident originally reported as a plane accident Thursday at the Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe was a drill, British and Zimbabwean officials said.

Nestle reopens Zimbabwe factoryupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 14:31:00

Nestle, one of the world's largest food companies, has reopened its factory in Zimbabwe after receiving assurances from the government that its business will not be interfered with again, an official with the Swiss-based company said Tuesday.

Opposition politician released in Zimbabweupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 12:53:00

A top opposition politician in Zimbabwe was released on bail Thursday after spending almost a month in prison.

Thousands attend funeral for Zimbabwe prime minister's wifeupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 12:41:00

Thousands of people gathered Wednesday for the funeral of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife, who was killed last week in a car wreck.

Susan Tsvangirai memorialupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 12:41:00

A memorial service is held for Susan Tsvangirai, the wife of the Zimbabwean Prime Minister.

Mugabe attends Susan Tsvangirai memorial serviceupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 14:50:00

Zimbabwean President Mugabe joined mourners Tuesday at a church service for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife, who was killed last week in a car wreck.

Car-truck crash kills Zimbabwe prime minister's wife, injures himupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 19:06:00

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in stable condition and recovering from head injuries Friday night after a car wreck that killed his wife, Susan, medical sources told CNN.

Zimbabwe judge sues first lady over farmupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 11:45:00

A Zimbabwe High Court judge is trying to take the country's first lady to court, accusing her of using political muscle to wrest from him a farm he was given during the land seizures.

Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe cholera crisis 'man-made'updated: Thu Jan 22 2009 07:33:00

Zimbabwe's opposition leader called the cholera outbreak in his country a "man-made crisis," as new figures released Thursday showed the death toll had soared to more than 2,700.

Cholera: 10 killer factsupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:31:00

Cholera is caused by becoming infected with a bacterium called vibrio cholera. It's a disease that affects the bowels and in its most severe form is characterized by acute watery diarrhoea that can lead to immediate death through severe dehydration and kidney failure.

Cholera deaths near 2,000 in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:30:00

Deaths in Zimbabwe related to the cholera epidemic are approaching 2,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, and close to 40,000 people have been affected by the preventable water-borne disease.

Zimbabwe cholera death toll nears 500updated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:36:00

Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has killed nearly 500 people, according to the World Health Organization.

Zimbabwe: More than 15,000 have choleraupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:21:00

Nearly 775 people have died in Zimbabwe from the recent cholera outbreak, an official from the World Health Organization said Wednesday, refuting the government's claim that the situation is under control.

WHO: 60,000 at risk of cholera in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:16:00

Up to 60,000 people in Zimbabwe could be infected with cholera if the epidemic worsens, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

Zimbabwean lawyer: Law has broken downupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 10:48:00

The lawyer for a top Zimbabwean human rights activist said Friday that law has "absolutely broken down" in the country after a court in Harare ruled against her client.

Can they outrun cholera?updated: Sun Dec 07 2008 18:51:00

Some Zimbabwean refugees who crossed into South Africa to escape a cholera outbreak still faced illness and disease.

Hyperinflation forces Zimbabwe to print $200 million notesupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 18:51:00

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe revealed plans Saturday to circulate $200 million notes, just days after introducing a $100 million bill, Finance Minister Samuel Mumbengegwi said.

Zimbabwe declares cholera national emergencyupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 19:17:00

The Zimbabwean government has declared a national emergency in the face of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 560 people, the state-owned newspaper The Herald said Thursday.

Zimbabwe activist abducted by 12 gunmenupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 15:42:00

Amnesty International demanded Wednesday to know the whereabouts of human rights activist Jestina Mukoko, who it says was abducted at dawn by armed men in civilian clothes posing as police.

Zimbabwe shocks 'Elders'updated: Wed Dec 03 2008 15:42:00

The Elders say the situation in Zimbabwe is shocking. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Capital lacks clean water, cholera kills hundreds in Zimbabweupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 14:36:00

Almost 12,000 people have contracted cholera since August in Zimbabwe, and the outbreak threatens to grow more dire -- and deadly -- because the nation can't pay for chemicals to treat water or for doctors to treat victims.

Zimbabwe govt. sued over cholera outbreakupdated: Sat Nov 29 2008 05:52:00

A group of Zimbabwean citizens are taking a government department to court for failing to provide them with adequate and safe drinking water as the country's cholera-related death toll nears 400.

Cholera kills 300 in battered Zimbabweupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 15:42:00

Nearly 300 people have died from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe that is compounded by the country's collapsing health-care system, according to the World Health Organization.

Zimbabwe talks fail to reach dealupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 22:27:00

African leaders said Monday they have failed to broker a power-sharing deal between Zimbabwe's president and opposition leader and urged neighboring countries to help end Zimbabwe's crisis. Thabo Mbeki to Zimbabwe to Mediate Mew Crisisupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:00:00

With Zimbabwe's political power-sharing deal in jeopardy, South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki planned crisis talks Monday with both sides in Harare Zimbabweans Overwhelm Banks to Withdrawupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 16:05:00

Banking authorities raised the daily withdrawal limit in Zimbabwe, prompting tens of thousands to line up Monday in desperate hopes of getting enough cash for groceries before spiraling inflation eats away more value Starvation Hovers over Zimbabweupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 17:00:00

As the country awaits a resolution to the political stalemate, half the population will soon go hungry

Zimbabwe power-sharing deal close, sources sayupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 07:24:00

A power-sharing deal between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is just "one or two sticking points" away, sources close to the negotiations said Saturday.

African leaders call for unity in Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 19:05:00

Officials at an African Union summit Tuesday adopted a resolution urging talks in Zimbabwe aimed at promoting peace and stability in the country, according to Egypt's official news agency.

Zimbabwe: Comrade Fatso blogs for CNNupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 05:40:00

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Things are quiet today. The calm before a storm. The silence before swearing. In.

Mugabe votesupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 22:37:00

Robert Mugabe casts his vote in Zimbabwe's one candidate presidential run-off election.

Opposition leader says voters forced to choose Mugabeupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 22:37:00

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said government supporters threatened Zimbabweans into voting for Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party Friday.

Harare woman: 'If you talk too much ... they hunt you down'updated: Wed Jun 25 2008 11:58:00

The 23-year-old woman in Harare, Zimbabwe, said she could talk, but only briefly. It was 3:30 p.m. there and she had to be home before the 6 p.m. curfew, she said. Tsvangirai Leaves Dutch Embassyupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 06:00:00

Zimbabwe's opposition leader has left the Dutch Embassy for the first time since fleeing there

U.N. condemns Zimbabwean violenceupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 23:46:00

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously condemned the Zimbabwean government because of violence that has marred the campaign leading up to a scheduled presidential election runoff, which forced the withdrawal of the opposition candidate from the race.

Opposition officials rule out Zimbabwe poll boycottupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 21:15:00

Officials in Zimbabwe's opposition party say it has rejected the idea of pulling out of next week's runoff election.

Zimbabwe opposition: Mayor's wife killedupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 20:46:00

Zimbabwe's opposition party said four of its activists and the wife of Harare's mayor -- an opposition member -- have been killed by supporters of President Robert Mugabe, just days ahead of next week's presidential runoff. Zimbabwe: Four Activists Killedupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 06:00:00

Zimbabwe's opposition party says four of its activists have been killed in a firebombing near Harare Police Stifle Zimbabwe Oppositionupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 11:00:00

The MDC said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff UK Diplomats Freed in Zimbabweupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 11:40:00

A British government spokesman says the British diplomats who were detained in Zimbabwe have been released

McGee: 'We have concrete proof'updated: Tue May 13 2008 15:37:00

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee comments on a group of diplomats tour of a town near Harare.

Zimbabwe police stop U.S. envoy twiceupdated: Tue May 13 2008 15:37:00

Police twice stopped a group of diplomats Tuesday -- including the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe -- asking questions about journalists accompanying them and threatening violence, according to an eyewitness. Journalists Under Siege in Zimbabweupdated: Sat May 10 2008 12:00:00

Six weeks to the day after Zimbabwe chose opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over Mugabe, reports continue to emerge of a vicious, nationwide campaign of intimidation

Journalists, lawyer arrested in Zimbabweupdated: Thu May 08 2008 18:09:00

Two journalists and the lawyer for a third have been arrested in Zimbabwe in recent days, their spokesmen said Thursday, amid signs that the Zimbabwean government is intensifying a post-election crackdown. Zimbabwe Opposition Offers to Shareupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:00:00

Electoral officials say Zimbabwe's opposition leader won 47.9 percent of votes in presidential elections -- not enough to avoid a run-off against longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: More than 200 opposition supporters freedupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 09:47:00

Zimbabwe authorities Tuesday released nearly all of the opposition supporters who were detained last week, a Movement for Democratic Change lawyer said.

Zimbabwe recount may be done Mondayupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 16:46:00

A recount of ballots in the Zimbabwe presidential election may be completed by Monday, leading to an announcement of the results nearly a month after voting took place, the chairman of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said Saturday. Zimbabwe Recount Goes to Oppositionupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 11:00:00

Zimbabwe's electoral commission said Saturday that a recount of votes for 10 parliamentary seats confirmed the original results

Police raid Zimbabwe opposition, observersupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 21:20:00

Hundreds of armed police raided the offices of Zimbabwe's main opposition party and independent election observers on Friday amid the continuing turmoil caused by the delay in releasing results. Mugabe Denounces 'Neo-Colonial' UKupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 08:35:00

In a speech before thousands of children, Mugabe accused Britain of plotting to re-colonize the southern African nation Strike Fails to Shake Mugabeupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 17:00:00

An opposition protest action fizzles, as fear of violence and poverty discourages people from staying away from work

High court won't order releaseupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 12:51:00

Zimbabwe's high court won't order the release of results from the presidential election. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Zimbabwe braces for strike; summit takes on vote crisisupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 22:57:00

Zimbabwe's opposition party called for a general strike to start Tuesday, the day after the country's High Court is due to decide whether to force publication of presidential election results, a party spokesman said Saturday.

Zimbabwe election ruling 'delayed to Monday'updated: Thu Apr 10 2008 03:40:00

Zimbabwe's High Court will wait until Monday to issue its ruling on whether it will order the Electoral Commission to release the March 29 presidential results, a journalist at the courtroom told CNN. Riot Police Surround Zimbabwe Hotelupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 16:00:00

Security agents and paramilitary police in riot gear are surrounding a Harare hotel housing foreign journalists Zimbabwe Waits to Exhaleupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 10:00:00

The regime appears to have admitted that President Robert Mugabe failed to win reelection on the first-round ballot. But its next move remains unclear

Zimbabwe pushed for quick release of election resultsupdated: Sun Mar 30 2008 20:15:00

Election observers called on Zimbabwe's government to release the results of weekend elections as soon as possible to avoid political unrest, but government officials said the results won't be out until Monday.

Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votesupdated: Sun Mar 30 2008 00:30:00

Zimbabwe's capital of Harare was quiet Saturday night after polls began closing for elections that will decide the future of longtime President Robert Mugabe.

CNN denied permission to cover elections in Zimbabweupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 10:14:00

CNN has been denied permission to cover this week's parliamentary and presidential elections in Zimbabwe, an official at the Zimbabwean Ministry of Information and Publicity said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe police chief threatens use of firearmsupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 06:25:00

Police in Zimbabwe will not hesitate to use their guns to quell violence during and after next month's elections, the official media reported Wednesday.

Summit ends with African leaders siding with Mugabeupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 07:39:00

Southern African leaders Thursday emerged from a conference in Tanzania's capital allied with embattled Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and calling for the lifting of all sanctions against his government.

Victim of Zimbabwe police: 'I thought I'd end up dead'updated: Wed Mar 28 2007 16:27:00

At a hospital bed in South Africa, a 64-year-old grandmother is recovering from multiple fractures to her legs and left arm -- injuries from Zimbabwe police who beat her repeatedly.

Zimbabwe bishop ready to face gunsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 07:07:00

A leading Zimbabwean cleric said on Thursday he was ready to face bullets in the street amid international condemnation of Robert Mugabe's regime and fears of a renewed wave of repression.

Opposition leader: Zimbabwean aide beatenupdated: Sun Mar 18 2007 10:58:00

Four representatives of Zimbabwe's main opposition party were arrested this weekend as they tried to leave the country for neighboring South Africa, including one who said he was badly beaten, a spokesman for Movement for Democratic Change told CNN.

Zimbabwean star charged with arsonupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 14:35:00

Former Zimbabwe Test batsman Mark Vermeulen has been charged with arson in Harare, local police have revealed.

Fortune: Not worth the paper it's printed onupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 14:12:00

Harare, Zimbabwe

Fortune: Unexploded-Ordnance Removerupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

I am from Harare, Zimbabwe. I saw an article in the newspaper about MineTech getting a contract to work in Mozambique. I applied and passed the selection course, and was trained in Harare. That was...

Zimbabwe destroying urban vegetable gardens updated: Tue Jun 21 2005 10:25:00

Zimbabwe police have extended a demolition campaign targeting the homes and livelihoods of the urban poor to the vegetable gardens they rely on for food, saying the crops planted on vacant lots are damaging the environment.

Slow start for Zimbabwe strikeupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 10:29:00

A planned two-day strike to protest a government crackdown on illegal homes and traders has got off to a slow start in Zimbabwe's capital amid a heavy police presence.

Mugabe defends razings, few strikeupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 04:07:00

President Robert Mugabe has defended the razing of shantytowns and a crackdown on small traders in Zimbabwe as an opposition-backed strike failed to gain wide support.

Zimbabwe opposition leads pollupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 23:38:00

Zimbabwe's opposition took an early lead in parliamentary elections with almost a quarter of results declared on Friday, but the first returns were mostly from its traditional urban strongholds.

Long lines mark Zimbabwe electionupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 00:11:00

Polls have officially closed in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections that were characterized by long lines at ballot stations and attacks by the U.S. and the European Union as being unfair.

England's Zimbabwe tour is reducedupdated: Thu Nov 25 2004 11:15:00

England's controversial tour of Zimbabwe has been cut to four one-day matches from five, England and Wales Cricket Board chairman David Morgan announced on Friday.

7 years for 'mercenaries leader'updated: Fri Sep 10 2004 06:30:00

A court in Zimbabwe has sentenced a British man accused of leading a group of mercenaries plotting to topple the government of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea to seven years in jail.

'Mercenaries' trial: Briton guiltyupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 07:49:00

A court in Zimbabwe has found a Briton alleged to be the leader of 70 men accused of plotting to topple the government of the oil-rich West African country of Equatorial Guinea guilty of weapons offenses.

'Mercenary' admits weapons chargeupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 09:02:00

A man accused by Zimbabwe of leading 70 suspected mercenaries has pleaded guilty to attempting to possess dangerous weapons, according to news reports.

Africa 'mercenaries' trial delayedupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 05:13:00

The trial in Zimbabwe of 70 men accused of being mercenaries plotting to oust the government of Equatorial Guinea has been postponed for a day to give lawyers more time to prepare their case.

Zimbabwe/Australia series scrappedupdated: Fri May 21 2004 05:48:00

Zimbabwe's Two-test series against world champions Australia, to start on Saturday, has been called off.

Sources: S. Africa stymied suspected mercenariesupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 07:20:00

In the multinational effort that may have averted a coup attempt in Equatorial Africa, South Africa alerted Zimbabwe that a planeload of 64 "suspected mercenaries" was to land in Harare, sources close to the investigation said Thursday.

Zimbabwe: West aided 'mercenaries'updated: Wed Mar 10 2004 05:33:00

Zimbabwe has accused U.S., British and Spanish spy agencies of helping suspected mercenaries detained in Harare to overthrow Equatorial Guinea's government.

We recommend