• 1 Aug 2013

    Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, has dismissed Robert Mugabe’s claims to victory in the country’s general election as a “farce”, insisting the results are null and void.

  • 31 Jul 2013

    Zimbabweans flock to polling stations to decide if Robert Mugabe, who has vowed he will step down if he loses, will extend his 33-year-long presidency.

  • 30 Jul 2013

    Zimbabwe elections: Mugabe in power until he dies?

    Despite appearing ever more out of touch with his people, 89-year-old Robert Mugabe looks unlikely to relinquish power just yet – no matter who wins the election.

  • 2 Jun 2013

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announces state elections will be held by the end of July – in line with a court ruling but potentially setting the stage for a political row over timings.

  • 10 Apr 2012

    Zimbabwean newspaper reports of the ill-health of Robert Mugabe have sparked a wave of speculation over his condition in the country that the 88-year-old president has ruled since 1980.

  • 8 Jan 2012

    A 22-year-old Australian backpacker says it is a “miracle” she is alive after her cord snapped during a bungee jump over the Zambesi River on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  • 8 Jan 2012

    Nine caucuses and five presidents? Writing for Channel 4 News, journalist Tawanda Kanhema tracks the US presidential caucuses alongside Zimbabwe’s treacherous path to democracy.

  • 5 Jan 2012

    Defence analyst Anthony Tucker-Jones assesses where conflicts are most likely to erupt over the next 12 months.

  • 5 Dec 2011

    The president of the World Diamond Council tells Channel 4 News the Kimberley process means consumers know their diamonds are not from conflict areas – but campaigners disagree as they pull out.

  • 29 Oct 2010

    Hope comes from unexpected quarters. For the global diamond industry it comes from Zimbabwe, where massive diamond deposits have been identified in the last few years.

  • 29 Oct 2010

    Channel 4 News has exclusive access to secret filming by Unreported World showing the “blood diamond” industry is still gripping Africa as troops continue to abuse Zimbabwe’s diamond panners.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    Lusaka deal to boost landlocked Africa

    Why is Africa poor? Here’s one reason – to ship copper from Zambia to a port in South Africa (the nearest) takes three weeks and costs $6,000 per week. The same journey in Europe takes 48 hours and costs a fraction of that. Bureaucratic border crossing, rotten and rotting railways, disintegrating roads… They all speak…

  • 9 Mar 2009

    Today, the Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has returned to Zimbabwe after treatment in Botswana for injuries from the car accident which killed his wife, Susan. Tsvangirai, who is President Robert Mugabe’s most hated political rival, said: “In such incidents there is always speculation but in this case I want to assure you that if…

  • 26 Feb 2009

    Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s new finance minister, has got to have about the toughest job in the world. His mission: end the meltdown and deliver on promises made by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to pay civil servants and kick-start Zimbabwe’s moribund economy. The trouble is, he’s got no money and rich countries aren’t prepared to bankroll…