Zimbabwe wants to lift its ban on the ivory trade
24 July 2022 | 1:50 pm
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned trade in ivory in 1989. That decision has helped the endangered African elephant increase its population, but Zimbabwe says it wants the ban relaxed so ivory stockpiles can be sold.
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African painted dogs are classified as an endangered species. Right now there are only about 7,000 of them left on the continent. In Zimbabwe, a non-profit is reaching out to communities and hopes to protect the canines.
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The US Treasury Department announced that it is sanctioning two business entities and four individuals, including the president's son. Washington also removed 17 other Zimbabweans from its Blocked Persons List.
30 Dec 2022
Zimbabweans are experiencing an economic crisis exacerbated by hyperinflation. Analysts say the outcome of the 2023 election is unlikely to bring relief.
Zimbabwe signed a bill into law on Tuesday outlawing organized protests by healthcare workers following strike action in a protracted dispute over pay.
Well-worn U.S. dollar notes are finding a new home on the streets of Harare, where they are bought at nearly half their value for resale at a profit after mending, as Zimbabweans find creative ways to survive an unrelenting financial onslaught.
The president of Belarus arrived in Zimbabwe on Monday, hot on the heels of a tour of African countries by Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of main ally Russia.
Zimbabwe’s merged president and parliamentary elections are five months away. Ongoing registration is giving young people, especially first-time voters, a chance to get involved in choosing the next leader.
The "Patriotic Bill" criminalizes comments that damage "the national interest of Zimbabwe." The move comes just months before the next election.
Zimbabwe is set to hold its general election on August 23. A dozen candidates are vying for the presidency, but the main contest is between incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and leading opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa.
Eleven candiadates are hoping to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Wednesday's election. Zimbabwe's electorate is skeptical of the opposition's ability to defeat his repressive regime.
Young people in Zimbabwe, including many first-time voters, could determine the election winner. But is Jamaican dancehall music enough to win them over?
As Zimbabweans head to the polls this Wednesday, we take a look at the dire economic straits the country finds itself in. Inflation has gone from the single digits in 2017 to 77 percent this month, the currency has crashed against the US dollar, and high unemployment has led many to emigrate. While incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa has played up improved infrastructure on the campaign trail, his opponent Nelson Chamisa detailed a plan that he says will build Zimbabwe into a $100 billion economy.
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