Latest Zimbabwe government News

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...

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

Nov. 20, 2019 10:01 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police with riot gear fired tear gas and struck people who gathered on Wednesday to hear a speech by the country’s top opposition leader amid growing frustration with the collapsing economy. Dozens of people ran and dodged baton blows in the capital, Harare. Officers...

US sanctions Zimbabwean state security minister

Oct. 26, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe's state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe's government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday. State Security Minister Owen Ncube, a close ally of Zimbabwean President Emmerson...

Hundreds rally during Zimbabwe's new anti-sanctions holiday

Oct. 25, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The massive march that Zimbabwe's government tried to rouse for a new anti-sanctions public holiday appeared to fizzle on Friday, as just hundreds of people turned out in the capital, Harare, instead of the many thousands the ruling party had in mind. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's...

Zimbabwe declares new public holiday to protest US sanctions

Oct. 22, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has declared a new public holiday to protest U.S sanctions it says are hurting its economy — and the day comes with a state-sponsored festival. Anti-Sanctions Day will be commemorated on Oct. 25, acting information minister Amon Murwira said Monday, calling it a...