ZIMBABWEAN’S CIVIL Aviation Authority confirmed reports that a plane had been involved in an accident at Harare International Airport today. Hours later, authorities admitted that it was a safety drill and there had been no crash. An official said that distressed relatives seen at the airport were actually actors, but the BBC reports that few people appear to have been informed of the drill.
# zimbabwe - Wednesday 12 November, 2014
Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.
# zimbabwe - Wednesday 21 May, 2014
Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.
# zimbabwe - Friday 18 April, 2014
The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.
# zimbabwe - Monday 17 March, 2014
“It’s a great start, but there are three games in the group and we know how dangerous UAE can be,” he added.
They ultimately won by just three wickets.
# zimbabwe - Monday 21 October, 2013
Other animals including lions, vultures, painted dogs and hyenas have also been killed by poachers at Zimbabwe’s largest game park.
# zimbabwe - Monday 12 August, 2013
“If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses” – Robert Mugabe has delivered a blistering public address, his first since the disputed election.
# zimbabwe - Sunday 4 August, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the problems caused by the Dublin Bus strike, the arrest of a man over a 2007 murder and an unusual drug seizure involving ingested cannabis ‘pellets’.
Robert Mugabe’s rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the win as “stolen”.
# zimbabwe - Saturday 3 August, 2013
Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.
# zimbabwe - Friday 2 August, 2013
Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.
# zimbabwe - Thursday 1 August, 2013
Everybody’s talking about the possible Dublin Bus strike, the pay for trainee nurses and life in prison for Ariel Castro.
Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.
# zimbabwe - Wednesday 31 July, 2013
Everybody’s talking about Pat Kenny leaving RTÉ, a newly-published chapter from the Mahon report and a man jailed for the manslaughter of Melanie McCarthy McNamara.
Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
Polls show that Mugabe is set to lose tomorrow’s election but the opposition has produced what it says is evidence that the government plans to rig the elections.
# zimbabwe - Saturday 16 March, 2013
Voters are expected to roundly back the text, which would introduce presidential term limits, beef up parliament’s powers and set elections to decide whether 89-year-old Robert Mugabe stays in power.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 29 January, 2013
Maybe Robert Mugabe’s been spending the money on suits.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The witchdoctor and a man who was hoping to improve his finances were among the dead, witnesses said.
# zimbabwe - Friday 20 July, 2012
A new draft constitution, three years in the making, would impose term limits on the President and reduce his powers.
# zimbabwe - Thursday 12 April, 2012
The President of Zimbabwe arrived home from Asia this morning as his party denied reports he had suffered a health emergency.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 10 April, 2012
The Zimbabwean leader is reportedly undergoing medical treatment in Singapore amid speculation he may be about to hand over power.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 21 February, 2012
The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.
# zimbabwe - Thursday 16 February, 2012
The men admitted killing 40 of the endangered animals, while another 13 live tortoises were found in a house raised by invesetigators.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 14 February, 2012
A new report alleges that funds from Zimbabwean diamond purchases could fund violence in the country during any future elections. Global Witness is urging people not to buy diamonds from the Marange region.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 10 January, 2012
The impoverished country has banned the sale of used underwear, with one newspaper calling second-hand pants “dehumanising”.
# zimbabwe - Sunday 8 January, 2012
The Australian 22-year-old swam to safety after falling into the Zambesi River in Zimbabwe despite her two feet being tied together.
# zimbabwe - Monday 12 December, 2011
Robert Mugabe has been at the helm of Zimbabwe for 31 years, but has been nominated by his Zanu PF party for another term.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 6 December, 2011
The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
# zimbabwe - Friday 2 December, 2011
He blamed stories that suggested he had married Locadia Karimatsenga because she was pregnant with twins – and he said there was “now an underhand and active political hand” damaging his reputation.
# zimbabwe - Monday 8 August, 2011
An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.
# zimbabwe - Thursday 10 March, 2011
Morgan Tsvangirai has been part of an unlikely power-sharing agreement with Robert Mugabe since 2009 but tensions have continued to simmer.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 8 March, 2011
US says it’s concerned about suggestions Zimbabwe may be open to assisting Iran with its enrichment programme, although it has no evidence it’s happening.
# zimbabwe - Wednesday 23 February, 2011
The ICC have charged the Australian captain after he allegedly damaged a dressing-room TV set on Monday.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 15 February, 2011
A gutsy mid-order showing gave Ireland victory over Zimbabwe in this morning’s final World Cup warm-up match.
# zimbabwe - Tuesday 8 February, 2011
We look forward to Ireland versus Wales this evening, keep an eye on Jamie Heaslip’s return from injury, and check in with Ireland’s cricketers in their World Cup warm-up match against Kenya.
# zimbabwe - Thursday 4 November, 2010
Conservationist warn that animals are becoming unpredictable because of an increase in poaching.