The reason for SA expelling diplomat Jean-Claude Sindayigaya is not yet clear, but he has already left the country.
Secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa's failing health would prevent him from actively pursuing promotion at Zanu-PF's elective congress.
Details of a deal for an upmarket estate outside Harare for well-off state officials are secret.
Flooding in Zimbabwe has stranded thousands of families, and the government cannot cope with sheltering them.
American evangelists were responsible for fostering a turning point in Uganda's attitudes towards LGBTI people.
Insiders say the troubled party is being starved of funds to force a change in its leadership.
Zimbabwe wants a single diamond mining company to operate in Marange, and it looks like the frontrunner is one with close links to Robert Mugabe.
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The president used his daughter's wedding to issue a warning to homosexual activists.
Transparency International Zimbabwe has called for the overhaul of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission amid concern that it is ineffective.
The trial of Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting deposed president Mohamed Morsi has heard claims of torture and denial of medical treatment.
Sweden says it will stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February.
The UN's World Food Programme says about 20 000 people have been displaced by fresh unrest in Sudan's Darfur region.
President Robert Mugabe has voiced his support of President Yoweri Museveni's anti-gay laws in Uganda and hinted at following suit in Zimbabwe.
Mozambique's ruling party picks defence minister Filipe Nyussi as its presidential candidate in polls set for October 15.
The World Bank has joined various EU countries in cutting economic ties with Uganda over its anti-gay law, blocking a $90-million loan.
Land invaders are keeping the state from going ahead with a potentially lucrative transfrontier deal with South Africa and Mozambique.
Compensation remains unresolved as questions about the land watchdog's independence persist.
Recent threats of farm invasion in Zimbabwe are making both new and old farmers nervous, and have resulted in disruptions to farming activity.