HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's health minister says the southern African country needs $700 million to restore health services shattered by a decade of political and economic turmoil.

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's president on Thursday told foreign investors that they must accept black Zimbabweans as the major shareholders in their projects - or stay away from the southern African nation.

HARARE - Zimbabwe's bankrupt central bank is to retrench 85 percent of its bloated staff complement to help it move back into the black and function as a reliable national bank, according to Finance Minister Tendai Biti.

HARARE, Zimbabwe - In what's being hailed as an unprecedented move that will boost buyer awareness of blood diamonds, a global diamond trading network vowed Monday to expel any member who knowingly trades gems from two Zimbabwe mines where laborers have been killed and children enslaved.

HARARE - Zimbabwe's government netted around $71 million from a major sell-off of rough diamonds from its controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields, the country's mining minister said Thursday.
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