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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

Zimbabwe doctors march as abducted leader is still missing

A line of baton-wielding police on Wednesday stopped a march by Zimbabwean doctors protesting the alleged abduction of a union leader as fears grew about government repression – and about …


Robert Mugabe, longtime leader of Zimbabwe, has died at 95

Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s civil servants protest pay as inflation hits 176%

Representatives of Zimbabwe’s government workers Tuesday protested against what they called “slave salaries” as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country’s rapidly deteriorating economy.


‘We are trapped’: Zimbabwe’s economic crunch hits passports

’We are trapped’: Zimbabwe’s economic crunch hits passports as people sleep in line for days


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Cyclone’s huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were …


Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

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

A year after Robert Mugabe fell from power Zimbabwe’s economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask `What has changed?’ and `Are things …


A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …


Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win

Zimbabwe’s constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory in last month’s historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying “sufficient and credible evidence” had not been …


Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country’s Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.


Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging irregularities and calling for a …


Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

Zimbabwean soldiers were searching parts of the capital for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election, the main opposition party said Saturday, as elsewhere mourners gathered for a victim …


Zimbabwe opposition leader says vote was stolen by Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday forcefully rejected the narrow election win of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as fraudulent, calling it a vote “stolen from the people.”


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the …


Deadly riots rock Zimbabwe’s capital as vote results delayed

Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s capital, dashing the optimism of an election …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Zimbabwe man who lived in Idaho for 15 years to be deported

A man who immigrated from Zimbabwe to Pocatello 15 years ago, is married to a U.S. citizen and fathered a son in the Gate City will be deported next month, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Counting starts after Zimbabweans vote in pivotal election

With hope and pride, millions of Zimbabweans voted peacefully Monday in an election that many believe is their best chance to escape the toxic politics and dead-end economics of the …


Zimbabwe’s Mugabe emerges, rejects ruling party in election

In a surprise address to the nation after months of silence, Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe emerged just hours before Monday’s historic election declaring that “I will not vote for …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Zimbabwe rallies one more time before historic election

Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move …


The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

The world’s oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that’s according to the country’s voters’ …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

Zimbabwe’s president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring …


U.S. warns Zimbabwe over election after 2-year-old killed

The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a 2-year-old boy in Zimbabwe as a “senseless and horrific act” and warned that if the murder was politically motivated it …


Zimbabwe opposition leader back in South Africa hospital

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday its leader was in a hospital in neighboring South Africa as concerns rise over the health of Morgan Tsvangirai, who has dominated the opposition …


Exiled Zimbabwe musician to return home for performance

One of Zimbabwe’s most famous musicians who fled at the height of political repression says he is returning home for a performance after a dramatic change in government.


Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwe opposition leader

A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash.


Zimbabwe leader meets opposition but rules out sharing power

Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday visited the country’s main opposition leader who is battling cancer, but immediately ruled out sharing power.


Zimbabwe’s new leader appoints ex-military commander as VP

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the country’s former military commander as one of his two vice presidents, state-run media reported Wednesday, deepening concerns about the military’s influence after …


Zimbabwe’s ruling party seals Mugabe’s fall from grace

Breaking into cheers and song, Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Friday sealed the fate of Robert Mugabe, a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Mugabe was relieved after quitting, Zimbabwean mediator says

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in …