Tag: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe heads to Commonwealth summit to ‘re-engage’

Zimbabwe heads to Commonwealth summit to ‘re-engage’

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister will attend the Commonwealth summit this week in London, an official in Harare said on Monday, underlining the country’s international re-engagement since president Robert Mugabe’s fall. Mugabe angrily pulled Zimbabwe out of the Commonwealth bloc in 2003 after its membership was suspended over violent and graft-ridden elections the […]

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

The global watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child labour and other rights abuses on the country’s tobacco farms. In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn […]

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Mining Rush Leaves Big Producers Behind

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Mining Rush Leaves Big Producers Behind

While Zimbabwe’s leadership change has sparked a race for the nation’s mineral riches among entrepreneurs and tiny explorers, big-name mining companies are taking a wait-and-see approach. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a lot to prove as he seeks to revive the economy and attract mining investment that shriveled under his […]