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Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...

Elizabeth Strout, Leila Mottley up for Booker fiction prize

Jul. 27, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Best-selling American writers Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Strout and Leila Mottley are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Fowler’s novel about Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, “Booth,” Strout’s symphony of everyday lives...

Zimbabwe debuts gold coins as legal tender to stem inflation

Jul. 25, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has launched gold coins to be sold to the public in a bid to tame runaway inflation that has further eroded the country’s unstable currency. The unprecedented move was announced Monday by the country's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe,...

Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

Jul. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A history-making team of Zimbabwean high school students that became world and European moot court competition champions has been widely praised in a country where the education system is beset by poor funding, lack of materials and teachers' strikes. The...

US cricket team one win from reaching first World Cup

Jul. 12, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — It's almost natural that Vatsal Vaghela's first exposure to cricket in California was at a baseball field, where cricketers had to wait for the baseball players to finish and leave. Cricket gave birth to baseball, though the offspring quickly eclipsed the...

African officials: Monkeypox spread is already an emergency

Jul. 01, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Health authorities in Africa say they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak there as an emergency and are calling on rich countries to share the world's limited supply of vaccines in an effort to avoid the glaring equity problems seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Inflation sparks global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

Jun. 25, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers’ strikes around the world. This week alone saw protests by the political opposition in Pakistan, nurses in Zimbabwe, unionized...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

Jun. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack of medicines and basic supplies such as gloves. The health professionals stopped...

As Rwanda hosts Commonwealth summit, bloc's role questioned

Jun. 16, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — With fresh coats of paint and streets swept clean, Rwanda's capital is preparing for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit, which will bring leaders of the 54-nation group of mostly former British colonies whose relevance is sometimes questioned. ...

Zimbabwe reporter fined on accreditation for New York Times

Jun. 14, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday convicted a journalist on charges of breaking the country’s immigration laws by allegedly arranging fake accreditation papers for two correspondents for the New York Times. The Bulawayo magistrates court fined Jeffrey Moyo...