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'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."...

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...

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 capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Sep. 24, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles even more....

'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...

Zimbabwe doctors march as abducted leader is still missing

Sep. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A line of baton-wielding police on Wednesday stopped a march by Zimbabwean doctors protesting the alleged abduction of a union leader as fears grew about government repression — and about his fate. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has said its president, Peter...

Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader

Sep. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a pay strike. Several government critics, including a comedian and a teachers' union leader, have in recent weeks...