Zimbabwe, a country known for its absolutely ridiculous inflation rates and dire financial situation, has a thriving newspaper industry that gives the citizens a wide range of choices to get their news from. The Herald is the most general daily newspaper that the most Zimbabweans are subscribed to. There are more specific Zimbabwe newspapers like The Financial Gazzette which covers the business news and there are government controlled newspapers like the Chronicle. Depending on the region of Zimbabwe the common newspaper may be drastically different as the media system is not as organised as it is in a first world country. However, there are many newspapers in Zimbabwe that are dedicated to changing their country and giving the people the facts that they need to hear.
The most widely read newspaper in Zimbabwe, The Herald, is much like any other general newspaper from any country around the world. It features the most prominent activities that are current and informs the residents of the country of political or social issues that Zimbabwe is facing. It is also available in its entirety online so that those who have moved out of their home country can keep up to date with the news. Zimbabwe newspapers can also be found in countries that many Zimbabwe citizens reside for personal or financial reasons. By keeping these people informed they can stay in touch with their home country and possibly bring back new skills or knowledge from abroad.
The newspapers in Zimbabwe can either be privately owned or they can be run by the government. The privately owned newspapers may focus more on the human rights side of things and they will have more articles about living conditions and the spread of disease in Zimbabwe. Some of these privately owned newspapers also have blogs attached to them where people chime in their opinions and discuss what is the best for their country. The government controlled newspapers focus on the political side of things of course and they try to be as positive as possible. There are also many London-based online news agencies for Zimbabwe that have full control over what they can and cannot publish. However, these news stations may not get the full experience of Zimbabwe when they are not within its borders. This article focuses on some of the best resources and news websites available for Zimbabwe News and we hope you’ll find it interesting
Listed below are the top websites for Zimbabwean News
Afrol News – Zimbabwe This is a website for Zimbabwe news, it features and links from independent African news agency. Afrol News is an independent news agency, established in 2000. The website exclusively cover the African continent, in English, Spanish, French and in Portuguese.
AllAfrica.com: Zimbabwe This is another leading website that feature News reports on Zimbabwe from African sources. AllAfrica.com can best be described as a website that aggregates news produced primarily on the African continent about all aspects of African life, politics, issues and culture. The website is available in both English and French and is produced by AllAfrica Global Media, a company that has offices in Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C.
Bulawayo This is an Online news service that brings news stories from Zimbabwe and around the world. The website covers breaking News from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and an update of whats happening around the world.
Changezimbabwe.com This is an Independent news website providing news directly from Zimbabwe. The website promises to present the most informative multimedia news about Zimbabwe to the whole world on time, accurately, reliably and with commitment. We aim to promote peaceful change in Zimbabwe and to facilitate commerce both at individual and company levels and at local and international levels.
Chronicle Owned and operated by Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd which is the oldest newspaper publisher and commercial printer in Zimbabwe, its aim is to be the leading Newspaper, publishing, printing and packaging company in Zimbabwe and beyond
Financial Gazette This is a private business weekly online and offline Zimbabwe newspaper based in Harare, Its slogan is “Southern Africa’s Leading Business and Financial Newspaper“. It is believed to be originally owned independently by Zimbabwean investors, however recent international press reports suggest that the paper is now controlled by the government of Zimbabwe.
Great Indaba Great Indaba is Published in the UK giving breaking Zimbabwe and African news online, it covers topics that ranges from Industry, Money, Politics, Showbiz just to name a few
Herald Claims to be the official daily newspaper and the oldest newspaper in Zimbabwe, it is a government-owned daily newspaper published in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
The Insider Source of analytical daily news about Zimbabwe for everyone
IRIN News – Zimbabwe Regular news on relief, social, economic and political affairs in Zimbabwe by UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN). IRIN is an award-winning humanitarian news and analysis service covering the parts of the world often under-reported, misunderstood or ignored.
Kubatana.net This is a website that aggregates human rights related information published by the non-profit sector in Zimbabwe as well as run a community blog.
New Zimbabwe A leading Zimbabwe’s news portal.
NewZiana A news agency official website run by the state.
Sunday Mail Government-controlled weekly Newspaper in Zimbabwe.
SW Radio Africa A London-based independent Zimbabwe radio station. This also Provides daily news stories, it’s website www.swradioafrica.com features live online streaming
This is Zimbabwe This is a weblog by the pro-democracy Sokwanele Civic Action Support Group.
Zimbabwe Guardian London-based daily online independent Zimbabwe newspaper. It is an online news publisher for Zimbabwe. The website was officially launched in early 2006 and has since then become one of Zimbabwe’s long serving online news publishers highly reputed for its independent content.
Zimbabwe Mail This is a website for daily News from Zimbabwe covering – Bulawayo, Harare, Mutare, Kariba, Masvingo and many pockets of the country.
Zimbabwe Standard Zimbabwe Standard is a Sunday paper and sister publication of Zimbabwe Independent.
Zimbabwe Telegraph Independent daily newspaper featuring News in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean A UK-based newspaper for Zimbabweans at home and abroad.
Zimdaily.com Independent news service from the UK on matters related to Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans.
Zimfocus This is a news aggregator website that provides a current news on Zimbabwe by aggregating from various online sources.
ZimOnline South Africa based Zimbabwe’s independent news agency