Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe dies at 95

World 09/06/19, 07:31

Robert Mugabe, a veteran president of Zimbabwe with a 37-year rule before he was forced to resign in 2017, has died at 95. His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death on Friday, Sept. 6, The Associated Press reported. “Cde Mugabe was ...

Zimbabwe’s president skips 1st rally since deadly unrest

Africa 02/02/19, 09:53

Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders, a spokesman said Saturday.President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been under pressure amid reports of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Zimbabwe’s ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate

Africa 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 ...

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 ...

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

Africa 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 ...

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Africa 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 ...

Zimbabwe faces its worst economic crisis in a decade

Africa 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 ...

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