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Zimbabwe: Five Infected With Rabies in Buhera

Date: October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments

Five people were treated for rabies in the Buhera District of Zimbabwe after being bitten by a rabid hyena. Some believe that an increase in hyena attacks is a result of diminishing food sources for the carnivorous animals. The animals then attack humans because of hunger. Separately, another four people died from rabies earlier this [read more]

Zambia/Zimbabwe: Zambia Fears Mass Exodus from Zimbabwe Because of Election Violence

Date: June 19th, 2008 | No Comments

Authorities in Zambia are fearful of a mass exodus of immigrants from Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s run-off presidential election June 27. President Robert Mugabe appears determined not to let a possible election defeat remove him from power and has threatened to “go to war” to prevent opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai and his party [read more]

Zimbabwe: Election Dispute Has Country on Edge

Date: April 10th, 2008 | No Comments

Zimbabwe has teetered on the brink of political disintegration for months and is now in an acute crisis following national elections in which the opposition appears to have won both the presidency and control of parliament. Long-ruling President Robert Mugabe has refused to release the election results and appears to be calculating how to hold [read more]


Date: January 27th, 2004 | No Comments

Formerly one of southern Africa’s most efficient and appealing countries, Zimbabwe has been coming apart at the seams in recent years. It is in the throes of political and economic crises, and ill-conceived policies have decimated food production to the point that half the country is short of food and may face famine this year. [read more]


Date: February 4th, 2003 | No Comments

World Cup cricket matches are scheduled for late February here, and the Australian government has warned its citizens to consider avoiding travel to Zimbabwe to support their team. The warning is based on Australian intelligence that the opposition plans to use the matches as forums for demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe and his government, and [read more]

Zimbabwe: Man-Eating Lions Haunt Kariba

Date: March 13th, 2013 | No Comments

The northern resort town of Kariba has been on “man-eater watch” since two people were killed by lions in the same week. Kariba is a tourist destination known for safari camps and water-based activities such as houseboating and fishing excursions. All of the lion sightings occurred in the poorer and more populated suburbs of [read more]

Zimbabwe: Tensions Grow as Run-Off Election Nears

Date: May 28th, 2008 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department recommends deferral of all non-essential travel to Zimbabwe, including to Victoria Falls, in the weeks leading up to the presidential run-off election scheduled for June 27. In an effort to prevent a defeat of incumbent President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean military and Mugabe supporters have created a climate of intimidation and [read more]

Zimbabwe: Tourists Killed by Elephant; Political Crisis throughout the Country

Date: March 28th, 2007 | No Comments

A British mother and daughter were killed by an angry bull elephant when they were on a walking safari in Hwange National Park March 24. They were accompanied by an armed guide and professional hunter but the guide missed when he tried to shoot the charging elephant. The woman and 10-year-old girl were trampled, and [read more]


Date: November 18th, 2003 | No Comments

Tourism, once one of the country’s main foreign currency earners, has fallen tenfold since a policy to confiscate commercial farms began three years ago. The economy is in its worst crisis since independence in 1980, and crime against the few visitors who come to Zimbabwe is increasing, so much so that the government announced it [read more]


Date: January 29th, 2003 | No Comments

A deteriorating political situation has devastated the economy, causing high rates of inflation and unemployment and an increase in crime. Nationwide fuel shortages have disrupted transportation and about half the population faces food shortages and possible famine. Migration to the cities or border areas in the coming months is possible with an attendant increase in [read more]

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