Latest Zimbabwe News

A bench and a grandmother's ear: Zimbabwe’s novel mental health therapy spreads overseas

Jul. 07, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — After her son, the family’s shining light and only breadwinner, was arrested last year, Tambudzai Tembo went into meltdown. In Zimbabwe, where clinical mental health services are scarce, her chances of getting professional help were next to zero. She contemplated...

Zimbabwe police quash opposition courthouse protest over prolonged detention of activists

Jun. 27, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Thursday used batons to break up a courthouse protest by opposition supporters, angered by the continued detention of dozens of activists arrested in mid-June, after they allegedly gathered without official police clearance. Dozens of...

More African nations focus on HPV vaccination against cervical cancer, but hesitancy remains

Jun. 24, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa spends a lot of time talking about the vaccine for the human papillomavirus that is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer. But on most days, only two or three people allow their daughters to be vaccinated in the rural part of Nigeria where he works....

Methodist church regrets Ivory Coast's split from the union as lifting of LGBTQ ban roils Africa

Jun. 06, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Leaders of the United Methodist Church expressed regret over last week's decision by the branch in Ivory Coast to leave the union following the church's decision to repeal a long-standing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy but pledged to accept it. The developments were...

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,...

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

May. 24, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. ...

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

May. 22, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-needed help. El Niño is a natural,...

Death toll up to 32 in South Africa building collapse but rescue efforts boosted by 1 more survivor

May. 13, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rescue teams in South Africa forged ahead Monday with efforts to find more survivors as the death toll rose to 32 a week after the collapse of an apartment building that was under construction Hopes were boosted over the weekend when one of the...

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...

PGA Tour goes to Quail Hollow ahead of PGA Championship. Nelly Korda goes for 6 in a row

May. 07, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Charlotte, North Carolina. Course: Quail Hollow Club. Yardage: 7,558. Par: 71. Prize money: $20 million. Winner's share: $4 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf...