Zimbabwe

Free Maldives' Mohamed Nasheed From 'Alice in Wonderland' Trial - And Award Him the Nobel Peace Prize

Benedict Rogers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Far from its popular image as a tranquil, tropical paradise, with sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear blue waters and honeymoon couples, the Maldives today is a cross between Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe and Alice in Wonderland, with elements of North Korea, Burma and radical Islamism thrown in.

Despot Mugabe's Birthday Party Guests To Dine On Elephant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 91st birthday this month – and partygoers are set to dine on elephant. At least 20,000 people ...

Grieving Parents Win Right To Have Zimbabwe Relatives At Daughter's Funeral

The Huffington Post/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

The parents of a little girl killed in a car accident have won their battle for their Zimbabwean relatives to gain visas to attend her funeral in Brit...

Time for Women to Shape Africa's Future

Jo Simmons | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

Mrs Mugabe's is the quintessential example of how female leadership does not guarantee a more transparent government. If women leaders are to have positive effect on the continent, it is necessary to break away from the deeply ingrained authoritarianism and culture of corruption that characterizes many governments in the region.

Zimbabwe University Bans Students From Kissing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Zimbabwe has banned kissing or hugging on campus and anyone found engaging in such activities would be immediately evicted from thei...

Tenders and Vendors - Zimbabwe's Ailing Economy and Another Dubai Diamond Sale

Michael Gibb | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Close to a million carats of Zimbabwe diamonds are up for sale in Dubai this week, with authorities reportedly hoping to sell them for an average of U...

How Does International Development Work? We Should Make the Effort to Find Out

Matt Daw | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Matt Daw

During a trip to Indonesia in 2012 I asked the staff of our local partner organisation about their experiences of the international effort in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Their work in the region was prompted by the human need created by this event, however they were one of the few international NGOs to stay active in communities in Indonesia after the initial disaster relief effort...

Zimbabwe Part One: Meet Harare International Arts Festival

Josephine | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

The Lay's Global Stage was a covered indoor space with comfy tiered benches for around 400 people... We'd be back to headline this same stage on the Saturday night, for what would prove to be, not just the best gig of our trip, but one of the most rewarding of my entire time performing live.

Planet Appetite: Zooming Around Zimbabwe - More Than Just Safari

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most tourists who visit Zimbabwe never get further than Victoria Falls, but breathtaking game reserves, monumental ruins and the sheer warmth of the people, mean that it's worth exploring further.

Zimbabwe's Gay Community Wins A Landmark Court Victory

Dan Littauer | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Zimbabwe's gay community is breathing a sigh of relief after a court thwarted an attempt by the country's authorities to shut down its main LGBT rights advocacy group, on Wednesday.

It's Mugabe's 90th

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

It's a special day for the world's oldest dictator, as Robert Mugabe turns 90. As is customary for such occasions, it's set to be a lavish affair, ...

Zimbabwe Trans Woman Detained and Stripped Naked for Using Female Restroom

Dan Littauer | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Ricky Nathanson, has been detained by Zimbabwe's police, forced to strip naked and charged with "criminal nuisance" for using a female toilet at a city hotel. 48 year-old modeling agency director, Nathanson, from Bulawayo, was seized at the Palace Hotel on Thursday last week, by ZANU PF party youth leader Farai Mteliso who later handed her over to the police.

A Reggae Revolutionary: Remembering Peter Tosh

Sonia Grant | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Grant

Before Nelson Mandela had been laid to rest, talk, inevitably, turned to his legacy. How would he be remembered: a benign, saintly figure, or, an unswerving revolutionary? For some, there was no ambiguity: he was one, or the other. But, for others, it wasn't contradictory that he embodied both traits: saint and revolutionary.

Blair Denies Claims He Wanted To Topple Mugabe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Tony Blair put pressure on South Africa to take military action to topple Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, the country's ex-president has claimed. ...

PICTURES: Zimbabwe Crowns Mr Ugly

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A market porter has been crowned Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly. William Masvinu romped home with a first prize of $100 in cash and a night in a fancy hotel. ...

'That Which Makes Him Rape, Must Go'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he wants rapists castrated. After officially opening parliament on Tuesday, President Mugabe demand...

There Are No Monsters Hiding Under Your Bed... Actually There Are

Caters | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Worst Holiday Ever! Tourist Stranded On Australian Island For Two Weeks After Being Stalked By 20ft Crocodile It’s the stuff nightmares...

Fizzy Drinks To Celebrate Mugabe's New Term

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Free fizzy drinks were served to celebrate the new term of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe - but Britain was not joining the party. The President will be...

'Accept My Victory Or Commit Suicide', Robert Mugabe Tells Zimbabwean Rivals

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Zimbabwean rivals contesting his disputed presidential election victory, urging them to accept it or "commit suicide"....

Why the African Union Needs a Makeover

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

What did the African Union think of this? Did it call out Mugabe's henchmen for their brazen cheating? Not a bit. It gave a blithe thumbs-up to the election, with the head of the AU observer mission, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, declaring them "free, honest and credible".

UK Concern As Mugabe 'Re-Elected' Amid Fraud Claims

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today commended the people of Zimbabwe for holding peaceful presidential polls, but voiced "grave concerns" about the ...

'A Huge Farce'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Zimbabwe's elections have been branded a "huge farce" by the man looking like finishing in second place. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed...

Guess Who's Claiming Victory In Zimbabwe's Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Robert Mugabe has won Zimbabwe's election, Reuters have reported - but observers say the process was "seriously compromised". The official results ...

Mugabe's Greatest Hits

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Robert Mugabe's latest pronouncement, a promise that he will step down should he lose Wednesday's election, represents a rare moment of reflection fro...

WATCH: Mugabe's Zanu-PF Chant 'We Can Torture You'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

The violent political crisis surrounding the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe garnered a storm of coverage across the globe. President Robert Mugabe's su...