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Fin24.com | BAT Zim unit stuck with $7m in foreign shareholder dividends.

The Zimbabwean unit of British American Tobacco says interim cash and cash equivalents have risen by $7m as it is unable to pay foreign shareholders owing to foreign currency shortages.

- Fin24 - SA

News24.com | Zim hospital 'illegally dumps blood, children use it as nail polish, lipstick' - report.

A Zimbabwean hospital has reportedly been charged with breaching the environmental health act after it allegedly dumped blood and other medical waste at an open dumpsite, thereby posing serious health risks.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 'There is no cash crisis in Zimbabwe,' says Finance minister.

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has denied the biting cash shortages, saying "the government was satisfied with the prevailing liquidity position in the country,' says a report.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim.

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.

- News24.com - ZA

Three Kenyans face burglary charges in Zimbabwe.

The trio is accused of breaking into an apartment and stealing Sh6 million, gold and diamond jewellery.

- Daily Nation - KE

Mugabe's wife complains about unruly sons.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace Mugabe, has confessed that she is concerned about her sons' wayward behaviour after they were evicted from a plush apartment in Johannesburg over wild parties.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mugabe's wife complains about unruly sons.

Mrs Bona Chikore, 27, holds a master's degree in banking and finance and sits in boards of several state-run firms.

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Grace Mugabe admits 'sleepless nights' as sons go wild in SA... suspects 'evil spirits'.

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly admitted that her two sons – Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine – have become wild and have taken to beer binges and drugs.

- News24.com - ZA

Mugabe gets power to appoint judges.

Under the 2013 constitution, the president could only appoint a chief justice from individuals recommended by the judicial services commission and after public interviews of the candidates.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Zimbabwe's Parliament Amends Constitution to Let President Handpick Top Judges.

Zimbabwe's parliament has amended the country's constitution to empower the president to handpick the southern African nation's top judges. Plans to give President Robert Mugabe such power started early this year when the then-chief justice left the bench after reaching the age of retirement. Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Zimbabwe gives Mugabe power to appoint judges.

Zimbabwe's parliament has passed a bill amending the constitution to give the president sweeping powers to appoint the country's top judges without consulting any other institution.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Buhari, Obasanjo

Nigerian ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says the press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated, and Grace Mugabe says she "saw the hand of God" last week after her leg was run over by her husband's armour-plated limousine.

- News24.com - ZA

Herath to lead Lanka for first time at home

Rangana Herath has led Sri Lanka as stand-in skipper in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh but on Wednesday he will lead the hosts for the first time in a Test at home.With regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal out of the first Test against India with pneumonia, Herath has been handed the captaincy responsibilities once again and he ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Elephant handler 'torn apart' after being trampled at Zimbabwe resort town

Enock Kufandada killed by domestic bull while working at Zimbabwe's Adventure Town

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Elephant kills handler in Zimbabwe resort town

AN elephant that gave tourist rides in the Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls trampled his professional handler to death, the local tour operators' association said Tuesday. EnockKufandanda, 50, was killed on Saturday by a bull elephant called "Mbanje" . Parks and wildlife authority rangers shot and killed the elephant, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Grace Mugabe worried about misbehaving sons

Zimbabwe's first lady has expressed concern about her two sons, Robert and Chatunga, who were recently evicted from a Sandton flat for bad behaviour.

- Cape Times - SA

News24.com | One dead after illegal miners invade Zim diamond mine: report

One person has died and at least two others have been injured in eastern Zimbabwe after security guards opened fire on a group of illegal miners, a report says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 'Herd boy hero': Cattle herder saves passengers from horror crash

An unnamed cattle herder is the unlikely hero of Zimbabwe's latest horror traffic accident, after he doused burning passengers with water and rescued 14 from the flames of the wreckage.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 'It's better to give a little bit now than lose everything,' Zim farmer warns SA white farmers

Zimbabwe's CFU has reportedly urged white South African farmers to agree to a deal to share land with the black majority to avoid suffering the same fate as their Zimbabwean counterparts who were violently evicted from their properties.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 'I saw the hand of God': Grace Mugabe on her freak accident

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe says she "saw the hand of God" last week after her leg was run over by her husband's armour-plated limousine.

- News24.com - ZA

Robert Mugabe gives sister-in-law Sh6 million birthday gift

The gift was to thank Junior Gumbochuma, a pastor, for raising Robert Mugabe's children.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangiria, Lesotho

President Robert Mugabe has appealed to Zimbabweans living abroad to return home and help revive the economy, and Somalia's al-Shabaab has called President Donald Trump "a brainless billionaire".

- News24.com - ZA

Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60,000 birthday gift

Gumbochuma, who is Grace Mugabe's elder sister, celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday as Grace celebrated her 52nd at one of the Mugabes' farms in Shamva, northeast of Harare.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fin24.com | Amplats Zim unit costs decline as output rises

Production from Anglo American Platinum's Unki mine in Zimbabwe for the six months to end-June 2017 has gone up by 5% on the back of improving grades, while cash costs have declined.

- Fin24 - SA

News24.com | Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60 000 birthday gift

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60 000 on her birthday, state-owned media says, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash.

- News24.com - ZA

Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with US$60,000 birthday gift

ZIMBABWE'S President RobertMugabelavished his sister-in-law with US$60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash. The Herald newspaper saidMugabe, 93, and his wife Grace gave JuniorGumbochumathe money at her birthday celebrations, while ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Watch: Indian cricket team sweat it out at practice session in Sri Lanka

Ahead of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket team was seen attending a practice session in Sri Lanka's Galle city. The host team will try to recover from the recent embarrassing 2-3 series defeat against much lower rank Zimbabwe in the ODIs, while Virat and team will look forward to keep their ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Zimbabwe: Trained elephant kills tour guide in Victoria Falls park

An elephant that gives rides to tourists has killed its handler in Victoria Falls National Park.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Cancer treatment not a death sentence, I'm ready for 2018: Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his cancer treatment is going well, and he's fit enough to take on President Robert Mugabe in elections next year.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Come and help revive the economy, Mugabe appeals to Zimbabweans abroad

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has pleaded with his country's skilled workers living in the diaspora to return home so that they can help in reviving the southern African country's floundering economy.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Zim parks authority disputes Xanda the lion's link to Cecil

Zimbabwe's state parks authority says there's no DNA evidence to link Xanda the lion to Cecil, after Xanda was killed by a hunter near Hwange National Park.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 'Our loving mother': praise singers go into overdrive as Zim First Lady hits 52

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has turned 52, and state officials and media have gone into overdrive to sing her praises.

- News24.com - ZA

Kenya fails to secure promotion in Davis Cup

Kenya lost 2-0 to Zimbabwe in a promotional playoff.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | 'I'll jump for joy ': Ageing Mugabe acknowledges frailty

In a rare acknowledgement of his frailty, President Robert Mugabe has said he will jump for joy at the loyalty and love shown by his party's youth wing, but if he can't jump physically, he'll use his heart.

- News24.com - ZA

Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

JOHANNESBURG — First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose allegedly illegal killing by an American hunter in 2015 ignited international outrage. Now Cecil's son Xanda has been legally killed in the same area, bringing fresh scrutiny on the 'trophy' hunting of a species whose numbers in the African wild have plummeted.

- Yahoo! News - US

Watch: Indian cricket team's practice session in Colombo

Ahead of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket team was seen attending a practice session in Sri Lanka's Colombo on Thursday. The host team will try to recover from the recent embarrassing 2-3 series defeat against much lower rank Zimbabwe in the ODI's, while Virat and team will look forward to keep ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Zim deploys 150 rangers, police after latest cyanide killings in national park

Zimbabwe has deployed 150 parks rangers, police officers and environmental clean-up personnel in the wake of the latest suspected poisoning incident in Hwange National Park, a parks spokesperson says.

- News24.com - ZA

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, reappears after medical treatment

LUPANE, Zimbabwe " Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since undergoing medical treatment in Singapore earlier this month.The 93-year-old's repeated visits to Singapore have heightened concerns...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cecil the lion's son also killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

A six-year old lion named Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, was shot and killed by a hunter on July 7 outside the boundary of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, according to a statement released by the Oxford University research unit WildCRU.

- GMA News - PH

Lankans need favourable pitches to trouble India: Gambhir

Sri Lanka can trouble India in the upcoming Test series only if they prepare favourable pitches for their bowlers, reckons veteran opener Gautam Gambhir.Sri Lanka are facing a crisis of confidence after an embarrassing 2-3 series defeat against lower-ranked Zimbabwe in the ODIs. They managed to pull off a face-saving win in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Cecil the lion's son killed by game hunter

Cecil the lion's 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the hunt.

- CNN Top Stories - US

News24.com | Zim can now restore its 'status as the bread-basket of Africa', says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has said that Zimbabwe would soon regain its status of being the "bread-basket of Africa" after the country recorded a bumper maize harvest this year.

- News24.com - ZA

Cecil the lion's son killed in trophy hunt

Xanda, a 6-year-old lion that was the son of Cecil, was shot dead during a legal hunting safari in Zimbabwe.

- MNN - US

Kenya U-19 plan to tour Zimbabwe

Kenya Under-19 will tour Zimbabwe from July 29 to August 12.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | 'Kick them, punish them': Mugabe's call for violence 'worrying'

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, says his Zanu-PF supporters should beat-up people going around perpetrating violence using the ruling party's name.

- News24.com - ZA

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Attacks Allies and Opposition, Vows to Run Again

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe lashed out Friday against factions in his party angling to take over from him, saying they have no backing. The 93-year-old spoke at a rally in Lupane, about 600 kilometers southwest of Harare - as part of his effort to recruit young people to support him in next year's elections. It ...

- Voice of America - US

Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

LONDON - The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said.

- Reuters - US

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is shot dead by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe.

- BBC - UK

Reuters Video: Cecil the lion's son reportedly killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed in Zimbabwe, sparking international outrage, officials say his six-year-old son Xanda was recently killed in a trophy hunt. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

News24.com | Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, reappears after medical treatment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since undergoing medical treatment in Singapore earlier this month.

- News24.com - ZA

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