Walking with Lions in Zimbabwe

  Taking a stroll with the king of the jungle (or savannah) might sound like one of the most dangerous activities going - but it's actually part of a revolutionary conservation project. We were out on Zimbabwe’s open savannah, my eyes swimming in the heat, and the lion was right in front

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Amazon is interested in buying work messaging app Slack, Bloomberg reports. The deal could value it at $9 billion or more. 2. A top Apple exec is denying an unflattering story from an upcoming book. Phil Schiller says

PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE IS A FAN OF DONALD TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ POLICY

“America First” has been the resounding refrain in Donald Trump’s first month in office, and the U.S. president’s nationalist tendencies have found an ally in Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, who turns 93 Tuesday and is Africa’s oldest serving head of state, told state broadcaster the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation that he

The true cost of our government

This past week, the Minister of Local Government, Savior Kasukawere, made a statement in which he claimed that maladministration by MDC led Councils had cost 500 lives in the past few months. I found this laughable when compared to what this government has cost us in lives, income and welfare

Cattle shortage leaves Zimbabwe’s fields furloughed as rains fall

By Andrew Mambondiyani MPUDZI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a year of paralyzing El Nino-induced drought, Zimbabwe’s farmers have been relieved to receive substantial rain in recent weeks, with normal to above-normal rainfall predicted for the new growing season. But for a share of poor farmers, the rains are not enough

No castration of rapists, says vice president Mnangagwa

CASTRATING rapists will not end the problem of rape and sexual abuse of minors, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. President Robert Mugabe has previously warned that government might introduce castration for rapists to crack down on a problem where culprits are often relatives, mostly advised by traditional healers that

Zimbabwe prisons ‘worse than hell’

Human rights activists urge Zimbabwe to address appalling prison conditions World Bulletin / News Desk Prisons anywhere in the world are horrible places for any human being, but activists in Zimbabwe describe the cells in their country as “worse than hell”. Linda Masarira is a 34-year-old popular Zimbabwean female protester, who has had