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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...

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...

FILE - In this Friday, June, 2, 2017 file photo Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe smiles during a youth rally in Marondera, east of Harare. The wealth of Zimbabwe’s former longtime president Robert Mugabe was long a mystery. Now the first official list of assets to be made public says he left behind $10 million and several houses when he died in September, 2019. Some in Zimbabwe view that estate as far too modest for Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years and was accused by critics of accumulating vast riches and presiding over grand corruption. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left behind $10 million, some houses

Dec. 3, 2019 5:38 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wealth of Zimbabwe’s former longtime president Robert Mugabe was long a mystery. Now the first official list of assets to be made public says he left behind $10 million and several houses when he died in September. Some in Zimbabwe view that estate as far too modest for...

UN expert: Zimbabwe hunger ‘shocking’ for country not at war

Nov. 28, 2019 8:46 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation and the number of people needing help is “shocking” for a country not in conflict, a United Nations special expert on the right to food said Thursday. Hilal Elver said she found stunted and underweight children, mothers...