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.
In Zimbabwe, unlike in other African countries, elephant conservation efforts have been successful. But the surge in numbers increases the chances of human-animal contact. The country is now seeing a rise in deadly elephant attacks, while Zimbabwean farmers complain that their crops are being destroyed. According to government statistics, around 10 people are killed every month by elephants.
World Health Organization officials are concerned about Zimbabwe's current measles outbreak and the growing number of deaths. They hope that emergency response initiatives will help contain the spread and save lives.
A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed over 150 children. The government has launched a mass vaccination campaign to contain the spread but faces stiff resistance from unvaccinated families due to religious beliefs.
Twenty-year-old Mitchell Chivare hurriedly packs the kit, as she readies for the bat and ball game at a nearby school.
The Zimbabwean author has been facing trial for the past two years. The verdict is planned for August 26, while many more activists in the country face a similar ordeal.
Zimbabwe introduces gold coins as local currency tumbles.
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.
Chinese electric vehicle battery giants are rushing to invest in Zimbabwe's lithium mines. Lithium is key component in the race to control the EV battery market.
Zimbabwe's central bank has announced plans to sell gold coins in a bid to tame runaway inflation that has considerably weakened the local currency.
The passengers were travelling overnight for Easter activities. Road accidents are common on Zimbabwe's cratered roads.