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The number of bodies retrieved from Zim mine rises to 24

17 February 2019, 9:28 AM

The bodies of 24 illegal miners have now been recovered from a gold mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded following heavy rains. Authorities say at least 70 people were trapped when the disaster struck on Tuesday night.

A rescued artisinal miner is carried from a pit as retrieval efforts proceed for trapped illegal gold miners

Zimbabwean rescuers pull out 22 bodies from mine, 8 others found alive

17 February 2019, 7:40 AM

Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

Zimbabwe cancels flagship arts fest over economic crisis

15 February 2019, 4:03 PM

This year’s edition of Zimbabwe’s flagship Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) has been called off due to the social and economic crisis, organisers announced Friday.

Illegal artisanal gold miners work at an open mine

At least 23 illegal Zimbabwean gold miners feared dead

15 February 2019, 5:32 AM

The southern African nation has been working to regulate thousands of people who illegally dig for gold everywhere, including on farms and abandoned mines, mostly under the cover of darkness.

Mnangagwa holds talks with diplomats

14 February 2019, 8:50 PM

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has held talks with diplomats accredited to his country. Mnangagwa has come under pressure for failing to address the challenges facing Zimbabwe.

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