Zimbabwe and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

World 01/23/19, 11:12

One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday in the capital, Harare, at age 66, a fellow musician confirmed.Albert Nyathi, a veteran Zimbabwean musician and poet who performed with Mtukudzi, was with several other mourners ...

Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

World 01/23/19, 08:23

Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed.David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the ...

Update: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

Africa 01/21/19, 08:01

The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local):3:00 p.m.A spokesman for Zimbabwe's largest trade union said police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo.He was arrested at the airport in ...

Update: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

Africa 01/18/19, 04:28

The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local):11:20 a.m.Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on protests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital, Harare.People have broken legs and other injuries. A nurse attends ...

Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Africa 01/18/19, 02:25

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.MISA-Zimbabwe shares a text message from the country's largest telecom company, Econet, calling the government order ...

Update: UK minister summons Zimbabwe’s ambassador

Africa 01/17/19, 13:33

The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local):8:30 p.m.The UK's minister for Africa says she has summoned Zimbabwe's ambassador to discuss the country's growing crisis and "disturbing reports of use of live ammunition, intimidation and excessive force" against protesters.Harriett Baldwin's ...

Update: Soldiers, hungry Zimbabweans in the streets

Africa 01/16/19, 07:09

The Latest on Zimbabwe protests (all times local):2:10 p.m.Armed police and soldiers are breaking up groups of more than five people in Zimbabwe's capital in a crackdown on protests over dramatic fuel price hikes.Desperation for food has forced some people ...

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic

World 01/16/19, 04:41

Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor, from his home in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday morning as a crackdown grew over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. He ...

Explains: Why Zimbabwe’s military supports Mnangagwa

World 01/14/19, 12:41

Zimbabwe's military deployed in several areas of the capital, Harare, Monday, to put down anti-government demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.This is the second time that the military has been called in to put down protests since Mnangagwa came to ...

Tensions rise in Zimbabwe’s capital after fuel price hikes

Africa 01/14/19, 02:55

Protesters have blocked roads in some parts in Zimbabwe's capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline.Police deployed in large numbers in Harare and few people ventured into the central business district on Monday. The Zimbabwe Congress ...

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest

Africa 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 ...

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