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We have started to collect the most important news related to Zimbabwe in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Zimbabwe – overview

Zimbabwe: news

Zimbabwe's surprising bid to preserve its colonial past

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:23

Zimbabwe seeks to preserve its colonial farmhouses
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Most distinct species mapped

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 1:37

Zimbabwe seeks its preserve its colonial farmhouses
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Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur to quit

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 20:22
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim says he will stand down as Bangladesh captain after this weekend's Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
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Arrest over Mugabe 'donkey' jibe

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 16:29

Zimbabwe's authorities ignore a court ruling to free an activist accused of calling President Robert Mugabe a "limping donkey" at an election rally, his lawyer says.
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Why are Zimbabwe police seizing radios?

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 0:51

Why are police in Zimbabwe seizing radio sets?
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Zimbabwe lawyer Mtetwa gets bail

Monday, March 25th 2013, 16:36

Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is freed on bail more than a week after she was detained during a raid on MDC offices.
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EU suspends most Zimbabwe sanctions

Monday, March 25th 2013, 15:59

The European Union suspends sanctions against 81 officials and eight firms in Zimbabwe following what it called a "successful" constitutional referendum.
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Zimbabwe approves new constitution

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 16:27

Zimbabwe's new constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority in Saturday's referendum, the electoral commission says.
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Zimbabwe police 'defy court order'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 19:16

Zimbabwe's police have defied a court order to release a prominent human rights lawyer detained in a raid on Sunday, say local and international legal groups.
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VIDEO: Polls close in Zimbabwe referendum

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 3:44

Polls have closed in Zimbabwe following a key referendum on a new constitution.
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Chilling moment of Zimbabwe violence

Friday, March 15th 2013, 16:13

Attack on BBC team reveals Zimbabwe potential for violence
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Battle for the R G Mugabe fashion label

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 1:06

Could designer clothes win over Zimbabwe's youth vote?
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Zimbabwe 'bars' Western observers

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 9:43

Zimbabwe says it is not inviting Western observers to the constitutional referendum and elections due this year.
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Zimbabwe 'deadly arson' probe call

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 12:44

The death of the 12-year-old son of an MDC activist in Zimbabwe in an alleged arson attack should be properly investigated ahead of elections, an MDC minister tells the BBC.
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Zimbabwe referendum 'due in March'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:35

Zimbabwe's key referendum on a new constitution has been tentatively set for 16 March as the election chief resigns, officials say.
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'Fears' over new Zimbabwe hangman

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:19

The announcement that Zimbabwe has a new hangman - a long vacant post - raises fears that executions may resume, Amnesty International says.
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Zimbabwe 18% pass rate is 'progress'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 18:09

Zimbabwe's education minister deplores the fact that nearly 82% of students have failed their basic school leavers' exams, the Ordinary Level.
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AUDIO: Zimbabwe 'had $217 in account'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:47

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti said that the country only had $217 (£138) left in its public account last week. But he later told the BBC that his comments had been taken out of context.
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Zimbabwe 'had $217 in account'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 13:17

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti says that the country only had $217 (£138) left in its public account last week after paying civil servants.
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SA 'halts Zimbabwe military deal'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 20:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A court in South Africa has temporarily halted the donation of retired helicopters to Zimbabwe's military ahead of elections, a rights group says.
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Zimbabwe 'deal' over constitution

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 19:30

Zimbabwe's rival political leaders say they have reached a deal over a new constitution, removing a key obstacle to holding elections.
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Fear for Zimbabwe free election

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 11:07

Zimbabwe has failed to make the key reforms needed to ensure a free and fair presidential election later this year, a Human Rights Watch report says.
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Ndlovu seriously injured in crash

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 16:11

Former Coventry, Birmingham and Sheffield United winger Peter Ndlovu is seriously injured in a car crash in Zimbabwe.
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VIDEO: Mugabe wants ownership changes

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 2:16

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called for foreign firms operating in the country to become fully owned and controlled by local people.
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Zimbabwe seizes Ian Smith's farm

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:14

The farm of former white minority leader Ian Smith is seized by Zimbabwe's government, as President Robert Mugabe addresses his supporters.
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Zimbabwe diamonds: $2bn 'stolen'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 8:05
related countries: Canada Canada

At least $2bn (£1.25bn) worth of diamonds has been stolen from Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields since 2008, a Canadian-based campaign group alleges.
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VIDEO: 'Menacing cloud' over Zimbabwe elections

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 18:43

Zimbabwe is heading towards new elections, with growing concern that President Robert Mugabe may seek to prevent a free and fair vote.
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Zimbabwe's elections a test of optimism

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 10:53

The 'menacing cloud' hanging over Zimbabwe elections
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Mugabe hints at March election

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:41

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, 88, wants to hold elections in March 2013, court papers reveal but the MDC says this is "unrealistic".
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Synchronised Zimbabwe loo flush

Monday, September 24th 2012, 19:17
related places: Bulawayo

Residents of Zimbabwe's city of Bulawayo take part in a synchronised toilet flush organised to prevent sewage pipes becoming blocked.
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SA thrash Zimbabwe to go through

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 16:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to book their place in the World T20 Super Eights and knock their opponents out.
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Mendis record inspires Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ajantha Mendis records the best figures in a Twenty20 international as hosts Sri Lanka thrash Zimbabwe in the first match of the World Twenty20.
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World T20 to start in Sri Lanka

Monday, September 17th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The fourth ICC World Twenty20 begins on Tuesday when Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in Hambantota (15:00 BST).
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