Latest Zimbabwe government News

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,...

UN seeks $430 million for drought-hit Zimbabwe, saying millions of people need food and water

May. 09, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population urgently needs food and water after the country’s worst drought in four decades, the U.N. humanitarian agency said Thursday as it launched an appeal for $430 million to help those most in need. About 7.6 million of the...

Zimbabwe's ZiG is the world's newest currency and its latest attempt to resolve a money crisis

Apr. 30, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Out with the Zimbabwe dollar, in with the ZiG. Zimbabwe on Tuesday started circulating a new currency to replace one that has been battered by depreciation and often outright rejection by the people. The ZiG was introduced electronically in early April, but...

Zimbabwe introduces new currency as depreciation and rising inflation stoke economic turmoil

Apr. 05, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Friday launched a new currency to replace its previous one that in recent months has been battered by depreciation, and in some instances rejection by the population. Authorities hope the new measure will halt a currency crisis underlining the country’s...

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...

Extreme drought in southern Africa leaves millions hungry

Mar. 31, 2024 03:32 AM EDT

MANGWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Delicately and with intense concentration, Zanyiwe Ncube poured her small share of precious golden cooking oil into a plastic bottle at a food aid distribution site deep in rural Zimbabwe. “I don't want to lose a single drop,” she said. ...