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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...

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

Oct. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday. "The problem is real, the situation is dire," said...

'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."...

Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor

Oct. 8, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves sold by...

US blocks goods from companies suspected of forced labor

Oct. 2, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding 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...

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...