PHOTOS: Happy holidays? Not in Zimbabwe’s economic crisis

World 12/22/18, 06:48

The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe's capital but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families from enjoying the holiday season.Some people sleep in their cars in long lines for fuel because of a shortage of gasoline and diesel. ...

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest

World 12/18/18, 13:31

Zimbabwean soldiers and police used "unjustified and disproportionate" force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday.The report was widely seen as a test of whether the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa would disown the kind of harsh action by security forces ...

Zimbabwe’s ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate

World 12/15/18, 11:06

Zimbabwe's ruling party on Saturday approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in 2023, just five months after a bitterly disputed election.The ZANU-PF at its party conference passed a resolution making its preference for the 76-year-old Mnangagwa official. In a speech that didn't mention the endorsement, the president called on ...

In Zimbabwe’s crisis, ‘we cannot talk of Christmas anymore’

World 12/10/18, 04:37

Dressed as Father Christmas, a man dozes off while sitting in a supermarket in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. No one seems to care.The holiday mood is not catching on in a country where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food. ...

Zimbabweans protest ‘cocktail of lies’ amid economic decline

World 11/29/18, 08:12

Thousands of exasperated Zimbabweans gathered Thursday for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's "cocktail of lies."Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and ...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says

World 11/24/18, 09:42

Zimbabwe's 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday.President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months."He can no longer walk but we will continue to take ...

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

World 11/13/18, 09:30

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was responsible for the killings.Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed ...

1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘what has changed?’

World 11/12/18, 08:59

One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power.Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans danced in the ...

Zimbabwe opposition leader seeks dialogue on economic crisis

Africa 10/23/18, 03:53

Zimbabwe's opposition leader on Tuesday called for the creation of a "national transitional authority" to deal with a worsening economic crisis amid shortages of basic items such as drugs and fuel.Nelson Chamisa, who narrowly lost July's election, accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of excessive borrowing and lacking ideas to solve ...

New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

World 10/18/18, 09:23

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under ...

Zimbabwe faces its worst economic crisis in a decade

World 10/10/18, 00:59

As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country — somehow — has risen to middle-income status.After ousting the repressive Robert Mugabe almost a year ago following more ...

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis

World 09/22/18, 05:16

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis ...

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