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VIDEO: Why Cecil's killer escaped prosecution

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

Authorities in Zimbabwe have said that the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion will not be prosecuted.
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Zimbabwe drops case against lion killer

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it will not prosecute the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion because he had the proper paperwork allowing him to conduct the hunt.
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe children learn the mbira

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:31

A pilot programme has been set up in Zimbabwe that aims to teach children in schools how to play the mbira, a traditional African instrument.
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Inzamam named Afghanistan coach

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 17:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan appoint former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as temporary coach for their tour of Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 14:29

Zimbabwe is to ban electric water heaters and require all new properties to use solar power, in an attempt to tackle big power shortages.
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SA mansion sold for Zimbabwe farmers

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A property owned by Zimbabwe's government in South Africa is auctioned to compensate white farmers evicted from their land in Zimbabwe.
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Mugabe deputy submits correct speech

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 18:21

Zimbabwe's vice-president submits a speech to parliament that President Mugabe failed to give as he accidentally read the wrong one.
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Cecil hunt accused held for smuggling

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

A professional hunter in Zimbabwe accused of helping a US man kill Cecil the Lion is arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle sable antelopes.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe reads wrong speech

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:10

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reads out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament, repeating one he gave last month when he was heckled.
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US dentist returns amid Cecil anger

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

The US dentist who generated an outcry after killing a lion called Cecil in Zimbabwe returns to his dental practice after weeks in hiding.
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VIDEO: Fury as lion killer returns to work

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

There were angry scenes in Minnesota on Tuesday as the US dentist who sparked an international outcry by killing a lion in Zimbabwe returned to work.
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Mugabe booed in Zimbabwe parliament

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:23

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is jeered by opposition MPs as he delivers his state of the nation address in parliament.
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UK museum may hold Zimbabwe bones

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 17:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK museum says it may hold Zimbabwean human remains, but cannot confirm if they are the "skulls of beheaded heroes" referred to by President Mugabe.
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'Huge cuts' at Zimbabwe broadcaster

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 11:51

The state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has fired almost 300 employees, the state-run newspaper The Herald reports.
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Zimbabwe's triumvirate retains firm grip on power

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 14:40

The triumvirate holding Zimbabwe's future in their hands
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VIDEO: Mugabe warns of economic struggle

Monday, August 10th 2015, 22:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has been leading celebrations at the National Heroes Day parade, which commemorates the lives of those who died opposing British colonial rule.
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Cecil the lion bronze statue planned

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 16:15

Zimbabwe conservation group plans to erect a bronze statue in memory of shot Cecil the lion at the entrance to the park where he lived.
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Zimbabwe's booming food scene

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 23:17

Zimbabwe's booming restaurant scene
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Cecil the lion killer a 'good man'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe did nothing wrong and was a "good man", the hunter who led the expedition is quoted as saying.
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Cecil the lion 'should be displayed'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:18

A Zimbabwe conservation group says it wants the head of Cecil the lion to be mounted in a case in Hwange National Park, where he was killed last month.
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US airlines in big game trophy ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil, Delta

Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
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Zimbabwe end losing run with NZ win

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 15:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Harare

Zimbabwe beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first one-day international in Harare to end a 10-match winless run.
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Zimbabwe 'seeks lion Cecil's killer'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:09

The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, the country's environment minister says.
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US inquiry into African lion killer

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

US officials launch an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved.
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US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
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VIDEO: US hunter 'regrets' killing Cecil

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 22:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cecil

US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
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US man 'regrets' killing African lion

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

American dentist Walter Palmer says he "regrets" killing a well-known lion in Zimbabwe and insists he thought it was legal.
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Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lion

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:01

A hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.
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Leading Zimbabwe writer Hove dies

Monday, July 13th 2015, 12:21
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Hove

One of Zimbabwe's best known writers, Chenjerai Hove, a prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe, dies aged 59 in exile in Norway.
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Zimbabwe elephants flown to China

Monday, July 6th 2015, 13:28
related countries: China China

At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe are transported to China to be settled in a game reserve, after a controversial sale.
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Friday, June 19th 2015, 16:53

Zimbabwe's top public prosecutor is widely criticised after questioning whether all cases involving sex with girls under 16 should be treated as rape.
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Zimbabwe phasing out local currency

Friday, June 12th 2015, 9:49

Zimbabwe is withdrawing its local currency from circulation, formalising a multi-currency system introduced at the height of hyper-inflation.
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