Latest Zimbabwe government News

'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation

Oct. 10, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When going shopping, the only thing Isaiah Macheku can budget for is shock. Hyperinflation is changing prices so quickly in Zimbabwe that what you see displayed on a supermarket shelf might change by the time you reach the checkout. "It is a nightmare," Macheku said. "I can't plan."...

US blocks goods from 5 countries for suspected forced labor

Oct. 1, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is stopping imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in...

Zimbabwe opposition lawmakers walk out of president's speech

Oct. 1, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's opposition lawmakers walked out of Parliament on Tuesday as President Emmerson Mnangagwa presented his state of the nation address, a sign of the political tensions still gripping the country. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change party said it does not recognize...

'This man lives forever': Zimbabwe's Mugabe is buried

Sep. 28, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — A priest asked God to take pity on Robert Mugabe as the family of the longtime Zimbabwean leader buried him Saturday at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive figures after a weeks-long dispute with the administration that forced him from...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe now expected to be buried on Saturday

Sep. 27, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's longtime leader Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried on Saturday, a family spokesman said Friday, after three weeks of drama over the former strongman's final resting place. Security was tight around the rural home that now will be the burial site after an abrupt change...

Zimbabwe drama around Mugabe's burial place continues

Sep. 26, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe now will be buried at his rural home, a government spokesman said Thursday, the latest twist in the drama around the ex-strongman's final resting place. Nick Mangwana said the government "is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new...

Zimbabwe's leader calls for end to US, EU sanctions

Sep. 25, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for patience Wednesday for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift "illegal sanctions" that he blamed for slowing down the recovery. Mnangagwa made no mention during an address to...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction

Sep. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean doctor whose alleged abduction led to days of protests has been freed, activists announced on Friday, as the government asserted he had simply been missing. The disappearance had raised fresh concerns about dozens of abductions of government critics this year alone. The...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...