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Zimbabwe's civil servants protest pay as inflation hits 176%

Jul. 16, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Representatives of Zimbabwe's government workers Tuesday protested against what they called "slave salaries" as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country's rapidly deteriorating economy. Holding placards and singing songs denouncing the country's...

NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal crash

Jul. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said. The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the...

Zimbabwe president praises re-introduction of local currency

Jun. 26, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday praised the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender in the troubled country as a "return to normalcy." Zimbabwe had for 10 years used the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies after the Zimbabwean currency...

'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports

Jun. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office, which doesn't have enough foreign currency to import proper paper and ink. A passport...

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

May. 25, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. "I am black, that's what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise," said the...