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FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 7:16 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry. A glimpse of the luxurious lives of...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, relatives of crash victims mourn at the scene where an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 - and look to influence events on the continent in 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

Jan. 1, 2020 6:36 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and look to influence...

FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)

Wife of Zimbabwe's VP is charged with attempting to kill him

Dec. 16, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president has been charged with attempting to kill her husband. Marry Chiwenga, a former model and wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and...

FILE - In this Friday, June, 2, 2017 file photo Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe smiles during a youth rally in Marondera, east of Harare. 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, 2019. Some in Zimbabwe view that estate as far too modest for Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years and was accused by critics of accumulating vast riches and presiding over grand corruption. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

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...

Police surround opposition party supporters who had gathered to hear a speech by the country's top opposition leader in Harare, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Zimbabwean police with riot gear fired tear gas and struck people who had gathered at the opposition party headquarters to hear a speech by the main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa who still disputes his narrow loss to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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...