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Zimbabwe: Republic in southern Africa
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare and the second largest being Bulawayo. A country of roughly 16 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.

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Zimbabwe court rules doctors strike illegal, should return to work

A Zimbabwean court has ordered doctors on a 40-day strike over pay to return to work within 48 hours, after a ruling that their boycott was illegal.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe doctors defy government ultimatum to end strike

Striking Zimbabwean doctors defied a government ultimatum to return to work on Monday, after rejecting a 60% pay rise offer they say is not enough to keep up with soaring prices of basic goods.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise [Video]Zimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise

Zimbabwean health services in disarray as doctors demand US dollar salaries, refuse to resume work over poor pay.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village [Video]Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village

Zimbabwe's former president has been buried in his rural village of Kutama, three weeks after he died in Singapore.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home [Video]Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home

A priest declared Robert Mugabe "lives forever" as the family of the former Zimbabwean leader gathered to bury him at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating [Video]UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating

Officials warns of 'fear, frustration and anxiety among a large number of Zimbabweans'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing [Video]Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing

Police and government fail to make arrests or provide explanation for abductions of protest organisers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Zimbabwe: Doctors protest against abduction of their union leader [Video]Zimbabwe: Doctors protest against abduction of their union leader

They are in the same position as most Zimbabweans, struggling to survive soaring inflation and shortages of food and other essentials.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Zimbabwe doctors protest alleged abduction [Video]Zimbabwe doctors protest alleged abduction

Dozens of doctors marched at Zimbabwe's biggest hospital on Sunday, demanding the release of a union boss believed to be abducted after calling for a pay strike.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument [Video]Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument

Confirmation of the burial plan follows tussle between family and President Mnangagwa over Mugabe's resting place.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

'Son of Africa': African leaders attend Mugabe state funeral [Video]'Son of Africa': African leaders attend Mugabe state funeral

Zimbabweans, African leaders attend state funeral at national stadium in Harare for controversial former president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Tears Flow As Zimbabweans Bid Farewell To Ousted Autocrat Robert Mugabe [Video]Tears Flow As Zimbabweans Bid Farewell To Ousted Autocrat Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s controversial founder Robert Mugabe was laid to rest at a state funeral on Saturday. Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and an African intellectual giant. He led Zimbabwe for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral [Video]Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe on Saturday. The service and viewing of the body of Mr Mugabe, who died last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Zimbabwe amid mystery over burial [Video]Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Zimbabwe amid mystery over burial

Dispute between family members and government over final resting place of the country's founder and longtime leader.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Coffin of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare [Video]Coffin of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare

The body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lay in state at a Harare soccer stadium on Thursday (September 12).

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home [Video]Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home

A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe. However, Reuters reports there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial. Bulawayo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Zimbabwe's Mugabe Dead At 95

Robert Mugabe has died at 95. Mugabe was Zimbabwe's leader from 1980 to 2017. His 37-year rule was marked by economic turmoil, disputed elections, and human-rights violations. As the years went by,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

A look at Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe [Video]A look at Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe, the former prime minister and president of Zimbabwe whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, has died aged 95. His near 40-year leadership of the former..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

The country's first post-independent leader dies nearly two years after he stepped down, following 37 years in office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:07Published

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:52Published

Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died aged 95. His 40-year leadership of the former British colony was marked with bloodshed, persecution of political opponents and vote-rigging on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Protesters defy police ban to decry state of Zimbabwe's economy [Video]Protesters defy police ban to decry state of Zimbabwe's economy

Hundreds of demonstrators gathering in central Harare are met with batons and tear gas.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Analysis: Zimbabwe police violently break up protests after court ban [Video]Analysis: Zimbabwe police violently break up protests after court ban

Protesters met with tear gas and beatings as riot police put down a demonstration in Harare against the poor economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:52Published

Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters [Video]Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters

Police fired tear gas and beat opposition party supporters who had gathered in downtown Harare on Friday in defiance of a ban on anti-government rallies. The MDC party has called the government..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

 

Zimbabwe's president pleads for patience in bringing economy back from 'dead'

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday pleaded for time and patience to bring the economy back from the "dead", as his government faces blame for surging inflation evoking dark days under..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe buried in home village, ending an era

Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and the government of his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa over..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial site

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family's wish for a private burial three weeks..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in home district, government says

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district of Zvimba, not at a national shrine in Harare as previously planned, the government said on Thursday, after three weeks of..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe capital city shuts main water plant, shortages loom

Zimbabwe's capital shut its main water works on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, the deputy mayor said, potentially leaving the city dry and raising the risk..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe doctors protest over union leader's disappearance

Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors protested in central Harare on Monday over the disappearance of the leader of their union, but riot police blocked them from marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's..
Reuters - Published

White Zimbabwean farmers in WA speak out as controversial Robert Mugabe is farewelled

For some Zimbabweans living in Australia, the death of their former president means he will never be held accountable for his crimes. But others say he has been made a scapegoat for deeper issues in..
SBS - Published

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe to be buried at Zimbabwe national shrine in about 30 days, nephew says

Robert Mugabe will be buried at a Zimbabwean national shrine in Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting comments earlier in the day that the burial will be on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 'around 30 days': family spokesman

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare in "around 30 days", Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe said on Friday, after earlier saying the..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family says

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe will be buried at a national shrine in Harare on Sunday, the Mugabe family spokesman said on Friday, contradicting comments a day earlier which suggested the family was..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successor

Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family say burial 'sometime next week', ceremony private

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried "sometime next week", a family spokesman said on Thursday, but it remained unclear where he would be interred amid disagreement between his..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and..
Reuters - Published

Plane carrying Mugabe's body lands in Zimbabwe: witness

A plane bringing the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe back to the country landed at its main airport on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's body expected in Zimbabwe, burial place still a mystery

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was expected in the country later on Wednesday, a family spokesman said, but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
Reuters - Published

Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling..
Reuters - Published

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's body

A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's family pushes back against government burial plan

The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government's plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe plans Mugabe's funeral and burial next weekend

The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with a burial ceremony a day later, it said in memo sent to embassies on..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's funeral and burial planned for next weekend: Zimbabwe government memo

Zimbabwe will hold a state funeral for former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday, Sept. 14, before a burial ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 15, according to a government memo sent to diplomatic missions and..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe government wants to bury Mugabe next Sunday

The Zimbabwean government has made provisional plans to bury longtime ruler Robert Mugabe at a national monument in the capital next Sunday, a presidential aide was quoted as saying, despite Mugabe..
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's church, faithful pray for departed leader to be forgiven

In the church where Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe used to worship, people prayed on Sunday for him to be forgiven following his death two years after he was toppled in a coup.
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before death

In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabweans mourn founder Mugabe but confused over burial

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe, but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial, two years after he was toppled in..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: dashed hopes and economic chaos

When Robert Mugabe was deposed as Zimbabwe's president in 2017, Karen Sundirai was convinced the country would quickly recover from years of economic turmoil and authoritarian rule.
Reuters - Published

Covering Mugabe for Reuters - 'You're the one who says I'm dying?'

Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015. Before that he reported on Zimbabwe for the ZIANA news agency and MOTO, a weekly newspaper.
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe: death of a liberation 'icon' who crushed his foes as Zimbabwe unraveled

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on..
Reuters - Published

Reaction to the death of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's legacy: thousands killed in 'rain that washes away the chaff'

Just three years after Zimbabwe's independence from Britain, Robert Mugabe sent the army's North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade into Matabeleland to crush dissidents and former guerrillas loyal to..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's farm seizures: racial justice or catastrophic power grab?

When Robert Mugabe's armed followers stormed onto white-owned farms, the output of one of Africa's most prosperous agriculture sectors collapsed and the country was driven to the brink of starvation...
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Key political figures in post-independence Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe for more than three decades, died aged 95 on Friday. Here are some of the key political figures that have played prominent roles in..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe, guerrilla leader turned iron-fisted president, dead at 95

Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died aged 95 on Friday, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.
Reuters - Published

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dead at 95

Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and ruled with an iron fist until his own army ended his almost four decade rule, has died aged 95.
Reuters - Published

Timeline: A look at the life of Zimbabwe's late president Robert Mugabe

Following are key milestones in the life of Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe: from liberator to oppressor

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's ex-president Mugabe has died, aged 95: BBC

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95, the BBC reported, citing his family.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe state doctors strike over pay as economy struggles

Zimbabwean public sector doctors went on strike on Tuesday for the second time in less than a year to demand a further salary increase amid soaring living costs, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's..
Reuters - Published

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