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Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin'ono appears at the magistrates courts while handcuffed in Harare, Wednesday, July, 22, 2020. Chin'ono known for exposing alleged government corruption is now accused of plotting against the government. Hopwell Chin'ono appeared alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician who is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti government protests planned for July 31.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government arrests critics

Aug. 6, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern” about a wave of arrests in the country. Journalist Hopewell Chon’ono has been in detention...

Zimbabwean main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, right, accompanied by his lawyer Thabani Mpofu leave Harare remand prison after visiting prominent journalist Hopwell Chin'ono in Harare, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. Zimbabwe's president has labelled the main opposition party

Zimbabwe president vows to 'flush out' critics in clampdown

Aug. 4, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president, calling the main opposition party “terrorist,” vowed to flush out opponents in an ongoing clampdown in which scores of opposition members and government critics have been arrested and rights groups allege security forces have carried out...

Armed soldiers patrol a street in Harare, Friday, July, 31, 2020. Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, was deserted Friday, as security agents vigorously enforced the country's lockdown amidst planned protests.Police and soldiers manned checkpoints and ordered people seeking to get into the city for work and other chores to return home. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Scores of Zimbabwe protesters arrested, military in streets

Jul. 31, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Scores of people were arrested Friday in Zimbabwe as hundreds of military troops as well as police attempted to thwart an anti-government protest, with streets empty and many people hiding indoors. Organizers said demonstrators originally planned to protest alleged government...

Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chino'ono, left, speaks to state media during the launch of his documentary, State of Mind, in Harare, in this Oct. 10, 2018 photo. Zimbabwe police on Monday July 20, 2020, swooped in and detained Hopewell Chino'ono, the prominent journalist and opposition leader, ahead of anti-government protests planned for the end of this month, their lawyers said. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe police detain prominent journalist, protest leader

Jul. 20, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Monday swooped in and detained a prominent journalist and an opposition leader ahead of anti-government protests planned for the end of this month, their lawyers said. The journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, has a huge following on Twitter, where he regularly...

Stella Maris Basemera, a mathematics teacher who heads a Uganda-based group of tutors called Creative Learning Africa, writes work for students to complete which she sends them as a private tutor via WhatsApp, at her home just outside Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The options for African students eager to keep studying while schools remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic seems varied, but the reality for many is that they will fall behind and possibly drop out of school forever, worsening inequality on an already unequal continent. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa

Jul. 20, 2020 3:12 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Lessons via radio or TV. Math problems in newspapers. Classes on Zoom or WhatsApp. The options for African students to keep studying while schools remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic seem varied, but the reality for many is that they will fall behind and possibly drop...

A car displays fruits and vegetables while selling them by the side of a busy road in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Cars have become mobile markets in Zimbabwe where enterprising residents are selling goods from their vehicles to cope with economic hardships caused by the coronavirus. With their car doors and trunks wide open by the side of busy roads, eager sellers display a colorful array of goods in Harare, the capital. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Many Zimbabweans sell goods from their cars in hard times

Jul. 15, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cars have become mobile markets in Zimbabwe where enterprising residents are selling goods from their vehicles to cope with economic hardships caused by the coronavirus. With their car doors and trunks wide open by the side of busy roads, eager sellers display a colorful array of...

Gary Strafford, a Zimbabwean falconer, holds an owl inside one of the cages at his bird sanctuary, Kuimba Shiri, near Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, June, 17, 2020. Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse. Now the outbreak of COVID-19 is proving a stern test. With Zimbabwe’s inflation currently at more than 750%, tourism establishments are battling a vicious economic downturn worsened by the new coronavirus travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

Jul. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A fish eagle swoops over the water to grab a fish in its talons and then flies to its nest. Nearby are a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of other birds. With an estimated 400 species of birds on an idyllic spot on Zimbabwe's Lake Chivero, about 40...

Riot police give chase a nurse who was protesting at a government hospital in Harare, Monday, July, 6, 2020. Thousands of nurses working in public hospitals stopped reporting for work in mid-June, part of frequent work stoppages by health workers who earn less than $50 a month and allege they are forced to work without adequate protective equipment. On Monday, dozens of nurses wearing masks and their white and blue uniforms gathered for protests at some of the country’s biggest hospitals in the capital, Harare, and the second-largest city of Bulawayo.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes

Jul. 6, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 12 nurses were arrested in Zimbabwe on Monday when they were demonstrating against their working conditions, complaining that they do not have adequate protective gear to safely treat COVID-19 patients. Thousands of nurses working in public hospitals stopped reporting for...

Card games, pool, TV shows entertain Zimbabweans in lockdown

Jun. 27, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It’s come to this: Some children in Zimbabwe are so tired of the weeks of coronavirus lockdown they are yearning to return to school. “This is all now boring,” 10-year-old Tafadzwa Mafuta said. “I miss reading, writing and playing with my friends.”...

Opposition activists in Zimbabwe accused of lying get bail

Jun. 26, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Friday granted bail to three young female opposition activists who assert they were tortured and sexually assaulted by state agents but were then arrested for allegedly lying about the ordeal. They face up to 20 years in prison. The women, all members...