All posts tagged: Zimbabwe


Tianze, a subsidiary of China Tobacco International, started tobacco contract farming in Zimbabwe in 2005

Chinese funding sows hope among Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers

By Xinhua MARONDERA – It’s harvesting season, and tobacco farmer Ian Nhata is making final preparations before transporting his golden leaf to the market in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Nhata, a commercial farmer from Marondera, a farming area about 70 km east of Harare, produces tobacco under contract farming with Tianze, a subsidiary of

Angry Zimbabweans storm consulate office in Cape Town over corruption

By Eyewitness News CAPE TOWN – The Helen Suzman Foundation said that it was concerned about the allegations of corruption at the Zimbabwe consulate office in Cape Town. Angry Zimbabwean citizens stormed the consulate office last Wednesday, accusing them of taking bribes in order to issue their identity documents. The Helen Suzman Foundation said that

People pick wild mushrooms in a forest on the outskirts of Harare, Friday, Feb, 24, 2023. Zimbabwe’s rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes. Rich in protein, antioxidants and fiber, wild mushrooms are a revered delicacy and income earner in Zimbabwe, where food and formal jobs are scarce for many. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

In Zimbabwe’s rainy season, women forage for wild mushrooms

By Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes. But the bounty also comes with danger as each year there are reports of people dying after eating poisonous fungi. Discerning between safe and toxic mushrooms has evolved

Zimbabwe remains highest on food price inflation globally says World Bank

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE continues to lead the 10 countries with the highest food price rise globally despite a significant drop in its year-on-year food inflation, a World Bank report has revealed. According to its latest report on food security, the World Bank revealed that there was an increase in almost all low- and middle-income

Subsistence farmer Joice Chimedza harvests maize on her small plot in Norton, a farming area outside Zimbabwe''s capital Harare, May 10, 2016 [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters]

‘Like slaves’: Zimbabwe farmworkers lash out at work conditions

By Al Jazeera BEATRICE, Zimbabwe – For most of the last nine years, Admire Munatsi has gotten to his boss’s farmhouse in Beatrice, 65km (40 miles) south of Harare, at dawn, to begin a range of tasks from cleaning the chicken run and pigsty to washing cars. By 7am, he joins his workmates in his

ZANU PF’s Kembo Mohadi in Japan for Shinzo Abe’s State funeral

By UK Correspondent FORMER State vice president Kembo Mohadi was in Japan this week attended the funeral of country’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, it has emerged. Mohadi is now just second secretary of the ruling Zanu PF party after being forced to resign the State vice presidency in ignominy due to sex scandals. He was

Drop spurious Dangarembga charges – PEN America urges Harare; court ruling set for Thursday

By UK Correspondent UNITED States-based rights group PEN America has called on Zimbabwean authorities to drop charges against world acclaimed writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga. The Harare-based writer will know her fate Thursday in case where she is charged with inciting public violence. “Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested for exercising her right to peaceful protest,” said

Brian Nichols

US ambassador says Biti arrest ‘worrisome’

By Idah Mhetu US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols Thursday made a surprise appearance at Tendai Biti’s court hearing telling journalists soon after that the decision by Zimbabwean authorities to charge the MDC Alliance politician was “worrisome”. Biti was Thursday charged with inciting poll related violence as well violating the country’s electoral laws through claims

Heather Nauert

US says to confront Zambia over Biti asylum debacle

By Staff Reporter THE US government has condemned Zambian authorities for handing Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe following the embattled MDC Alliance co-principal’s failed bid to seek asylum in the neighbouring country Wednesday. Biti was among opposition officials and activists targeted in a widely condemned state crackdown on opposition leaders linked the violence that erupted

Harriett Baldwin

UK minister speaks doubt over Zimbabwean polls

By Staff Reporter THE United Kingdom says Zimbabwe still has to do more to inspire confidence in its often controversial electoral processes. This was said by UK Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin in the wake of Zimbabwe’s July 30 national elections whose outcome is being disputed by the MDC Alliance. “While polling day passed off

US: Civilian killings by army dent peaceful Zimbabwe poll

By Staff Reporter THE United States of America says the use of live ammunition by Zimbabwe`s armed forces leading to the death of six civilians in Harare last Wednesday has dented what was set to become the country’s most peaceful election since independence. In a statement, the Donald Trump led government said Zimbabwe has squandered

Amnesty International urges probe into army killings

By Staff Reporter GLOBAL rights lobby, Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe government to put up a prompt and effective investigation into army killings on six people and the injury of a dozen others following post-electoral violence in Harare last Wednesday. In a statement, acting secretary general Colm Ó Cuanacháin regretted the use of firearms

Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa urges calm in Zimbabwe after post electoral violence

By Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICAN President and current SADC chair, Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to Zimbabwean political players aggrieved by the outcome of Monday’s elections to either accept the results or take their grievances to the courts for redress. Ramaphosa made the appeal in a press statement attributed to him by his office Friday. “President

Zimbabwe poll records 75 percent voter turnout

By Idah Mhetu                    ZIMBABWE’S general election recorded an average 75 percent voter turn, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) revealed soon after polling ended Monday evening. Addressing a media conference at Harare’s Rainbow Towers Monday night, ZEC chair Justice Chigumba praised Zimbabweans for turning out in their millions to exercise their right to vote. “At