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 an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life ...

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 at least 12 people killed, hundreds wounded and some women ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses

Africa 01/12/19, 04:10

A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse.Doctors describe grim ...

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 ...

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 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

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 can no longer walk but we will continue to take ...

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 responsible for the killings.Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed ...

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

Africa 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 ...

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

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 the repressive Robert Mugabe almost a year ago following more ...

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