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State media: At least 20 gold miners trapped in Zimbabwe

Feb. 6, 2020 10:11 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some 20 miners are trapped underground after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media reported Thursday, and a police spokesman said at least two bodies had been recovered. Spokesman Paul Nyathi said the miners have been trapped since Wednesday when they entered for the night...

Zimbabwe VP scolded for using soldiers in divorce dispute

Jan. 24, 2020 9:58 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Friday described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president in a divorce-related dispute, and ruled that his wife should regain custody of their children and be allowed to access the family’s luxury home. ...

FILE - In this Thursday Sept, 19, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwean medical staff march on the streets of Harare. A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' group on Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba Ndoro, vice president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, warned that “nothing much has changed” in the conditions at public hospitals that include the lack of basic items such as bandages and gloves. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

Billionaire's cash helps Zimbabwe's doctors back from strike

Jan. 23, 2020 5:50 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' group on Thursday said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba Ndoro,...

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa addresses party supporters at a gathering in Harare, Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2020. Chamisa said his party will roll out street protests against the government, as efforts by local churches and regional political leaders to resolve electoral disputes have failed. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe opposition leader vows street protests on the way

Jan. 21, 2020 9:03 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said Tuesday he will roll out anti-government street protests this year, declaring that the collapsing economy will improve only if political issues, including a long-disputed election, are resolved. Nelson Chamisa told hundreds of Movement...

Zimbabwe police raid opposition party offices, seek machetes

Jan. 17, 2020 1:35 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Friday raided the offices of the country’s main opposition party, and a spokesman says the officers were looking for machetes. Police officers blocked roads leading to the Movement for Democratic Change party in the capital, Harare and, armed with a search...

FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 7:16 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — 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 Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry. A glimpse of the luxurious lives of...

China's foreign minister arrives in Zimbabwe on Africa tour

Jan. 11, 2020 3:56 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — China’s foreign minister has arrived in Zimbabwe Saturday as part of a five-nation tour of Africa that seeks to promote the Asian giant's economic and political interests on the continent. Wang Yi is set to visit a Zimbabwe tobacco farm and meet with President Emmerson...

2 Zimbabwe park rangers drowned by poachers in Lake Kariba

Jan. 7, 2020 8:06 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say they have retrieved the bodies of two park rangers who had arrested four poachers but were then thrown into Lake Kariba by the suspects. The bodies of the two rangers were taken to the capital, Harare, for examinations, said Tinashe Farawo, spokesman for...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, relatives of crash victims mourn at the scene where an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 - and look to influence events on the continent in 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

Jan. 1, 2020 6:36 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and look to influence...

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Chiwenga Mutekede, 78, displays his solar panel perched atop a makeshift shack made from plastics sheets, cardboard boxes, grass and mud in a squatter camp in Harare. With no sign of the state utility generating adequate electricity, desperate Zimbabweans are reverting to a combination of old and new sources of energy: firewood for cooking and solar for light. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Amid crippling power cuts, Zimbabwe turns to solar energy

Dec. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Outside Cecilia Ziwane's house sits a neatly stacked woodpile next to a small solar panel — her two major sources of energy. “We cannot do without them,” said the mother of three, who lives in Glen Norah, a working class suburb of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare....