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Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder: Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president’s nasty divorce

Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in the divorce of First …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

UN says half of Zimbabwe’s people face severe hunger

About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations said Tuesday, noting a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women …


Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe’s parks agency said Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.


Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa.


Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in …


’This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is buried

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is buried at home after weeks of drama


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …