US blocks goods from companies suspected of forced labor

Business 10/02/19, 03:36

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe. An official ...

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 ...

Former Springboks coach de Villiers fired by Zimbabwe

Sports 05/28/19, 14:06

Former Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has been fired by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union for unauthorized absence from work.De Villiers was fired last month, according to internal ZRU documents, but has indicated he will appeal his dismissal in a labor court.The documents spell out how De Villiers, who was South ...

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

World 05/25/19, 08:47

Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race."I am black, that's what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise," said the 18-year old ...

Salah’s Egypt faces Congo, Uganda & Zimbabwe at African Cup

Soccer 04/12/19, 15:50

Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24 teams and be held in the European summer.As host, Egypt was one of six seeded teams for Friday's ...

Cyclone Idai’s death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa

Africa 04/10/19, 06:19

The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as "one of the deadliest ...

Aid finally reaches Zimbabwe village 12 days after cyclone

Africa 03/28/19, 04:09

Surprised members of a cyclone-hit community in Zimbabwe paused from retrieving and burying their dead to welcome the first humanitarian aid from the outside world as it arrived nearly two weeks after the storm.Survivors in Machongwe village rushed for aid this week, 12 days after the cyclone hit, putting aside ...

Update: UN sends helicopter to aid to Zimbabwe areas

Africa 03/26/19, 05:46

The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):12:40 p.m.The United Nations World Food Program received a US$280,000 from the European Union to help provide urgently-needed logistical support to the humanitarian response in the wake of the cyclone that has devastated ...

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