Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

World 01/30/19, 14:06

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of more than ...

Lawyers march in Zimbabwe capital alleging denial of justice

Africa 01/29/19, 08:54

Lawyers in Zimbabwe marched on the constitutional court on Tuesday to protest the alleged denial of justice for hundreds of people arrested in a violent crackdown on protests that shut down the country.Police said more than 1,000 people have been arrested over the protests against a sharp rise in fuel ...

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 at the hospital where the star passed away."It is difficult ...

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 strike will begin on Friday as the southern African nation's ...

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 Harare on Monday and lawyers are checking with police to ...

‘I’ve been robbed by the state:’ Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Soccer 01/20/19, 09:35

Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there.The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at least ...

‘I’ve been robbed by the state:’ Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Soccer 01/19/19, 12:37

Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there.The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at least ...

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 to a man with a broken spine.Albert Taurai tells The ...

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 "beyond our reasonable control." The shutdown faces a court challenge ...

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 statement notes the deaths of several people this week during ...

US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

World 01/17/19, 05:42

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders after a local doctors' rights group said it had treated 68 gunshot cases and scores of other cases of assault.The U.S. also urged Zimbabwe's government to ...

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 to venture out in Harare on the third day of ...

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 was clutching a Bible when police bundled him into their ...

Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests; 5 killed

Africa 01/15/19, 04:46

A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country.Soldiers moved in to disperse crowds at the busy ...

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 power in late 2017. Both times the military opened fire ...

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 of Trade Unions, the country's biggest labor federation, has called ...

Zimbabwe president doubles price of gas as fuel crisis bites

Africa 01/13/19, 08:32

Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment.In a press conference Saturday night, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the increase ...

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

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 would disown the kind of harsh action by security forces ...

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. ...

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