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#Zimbabwe

# zimbabwe - Friday 2 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Friday

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

Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the possible Dublin Bus strike, the pay for trainee nurses and life in prison for Ariel Castro.

Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote

Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.

# zimbabwe - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

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.

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging

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

'If you lose you must surrender': Mugabe vows to step down if he loses election

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

Zimbabweans vote on new constitution that would curb Mugabe's power

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

Zimbabwe's finance minister: 'The government has €161 in the bank'

Maybe Robert Mugabe’s been spending the money on suits.

# zimbabwe - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Five killed in explosion at house of 'sorcerer' in Zimbabwe

The witchdoctor and a man who was hoping to improve his finances were among the dead, witnesses said.

# zimbabwe - Friday 20 July, 2012

Mugabe's tenure in Zimbabwe could finally be ended by new constitution

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

Mugabe arrives home - reports of illness "hogwash"

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

Is Robert Mugabe fighting for his life?

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

Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus

The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.

# zimbabwe - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises

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

Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections

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

Zimbabwe tackles national threat... of second-hand knickers

The impoverished country has banned the sale of used underwear, with one newspaper calling second-hand pants “dehumanising”.

# zimbabwe - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Bungee jumper survives after her cord snaps Amazing This post contains videos

WATCH: Bungee jumper survives after her cord snaps

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

87-year-old Mugabe nominated for seventh term as leader of Zimbabwe

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

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

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

Zimbabwean Prime Minister divorces wife after 12 days

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

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe

An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.

# zimbabwe - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Zimbabwean Prime Minister says he wants to end coalition

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 sends Zimbabwe a warning over nuclear cooperation with Iran US

US sends Zimbabwe a warning over nuclear cooperation with Iran

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

From The42 Ponting likely to avoid ban for TV incident Just Not Cricket

Ponting likely to avoid ban for TV incident

The ICC have charged the Australian captain after he allegedly damaged a dressing-room TV set on Monday.

# zimbabwe - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

From The42 Ireland snatch final-over victory over Zimbabwe in Nagpur Comeback

Ireland snatch final-over victory over Zimbabwe in Nagpur

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

From The42 The Morning Score: Tuesday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Tuesday

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

Man killed by lions while showering at campsite

Conservationist warn that animals are becoming unpredictable because of an increase in poaching.

# zimbabwe - Thursday 5 August, 2010

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.