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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...

No training, no gloves: Zimbabwe’s desperate childbirths

Nov. 18, 2019 8:19 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When her contractions became unbearably painful, 18-year-old Perseverance Kanyoza rushed to a maternity hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. But the doors were closed amid a weekslong strike by public health workers. With no money for private care, panic set in. A hospital...

Zimbabwe police stop protest march by civil servants

Nov. 6, 2019 9:11 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay. Strikes have become frequent in the southern African country in recent weeks as the economy...

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...

'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....