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Zimbabwe authorities mix charm with force in an attempt to shore up the world’s newest currency

May. 26, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The introduction of the world's newest currency in April inspired a reggae artist to record a song praising the ZiG, or Zimbabwe Gold. The catchy tune, titled “Zig Mari,” received generous play on state television and radio. The musician, Ras Caleb,...

Zimbabwe frees prisoners, including those sentenced to death, in an independence day amnesty

Apr. 18, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa granted clemency to more than 4,000 prisoners, including some who were on death row, in an independence day amnesty on Thursday. Zimbabwe marked 44 years of independence from white minority rule, which ended in 1980...

Zimbabwe declares drought disaster, the latest in a region where El Nino has left millions hungry

Apr. 03, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe declared a state of disaster Wednesday over a devastating drought that's sweeping across much of southern Africa, with the country’s president saying it needs $2 billion for humanitarian assistance. The declaration was widely expected following...