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Belarus' Lukashenko visits fellow Russia ally Zimbabwe

Jan. 30, 2023 11:50 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Belarusia's authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Zimbabwe to pomp and fanfare on Monday, in a visit that seeks to cement economic and political ties between the two countries that are both close allies of Russia. Zimbabwe President...

Zimbabwe threatens health workers with jail if they strike

Jan. 11, 2023 11:40 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has brought in a law that bans health workers such as nurses and doctors from prolonged strikes, imposing punishments of up to six months in jail for defiant workers or union leaders, state-run media and a government spokesman said Wednesday. The...

A cue for success? Zimbabwe's pool players are betting on it

Dec. 26, 2022 04:27 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Highlights of the World Cup and other sports events are on widescreen televisions in Ruwa on the outskirts of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. But all eyes are on the pool table ... and the money. Among them is 18-year-old Levite Chisakarire. “I...

Zimbabwe to have dark Christmas amid power cuts, high prices

Dec. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — To brighten the festive season, the mayor of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, recently switched on Christmas lights in the city center. But for many, the event was just a reminder of two things they crave but can’t get: electricity and a happy holiday spirit. ...

US hits Zimbabwe president's son with sanctions

Dec. 12, 2022 14:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday slapped corruption sanctions on the son of Zimbabwe’s president as the U.S. prepares to host a major summit of African leaders in Washington. The Treasury Department announced it was hitting four Zimbabwean people and two...

Water levels in Zimbabwe's biggest dam too low for power

Nov. 28, 2022 05:33 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Electricity shortages that have been plaguing Zimbabwe are set to worsen after an authority that manages the country’s biggest dam said water levels are now too low to continue power generation activities. The Zambezi River Authority, which runs the Kariba...

Zimbabwe's imposing new Chinese-funded parliament opens

Nov. 23, 2022 11:03 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa hailed “excellent” relations with China as he delivered for the first time a State of the Nation address at a new multimillion-dollar parliament building gifted by the Asian economic giant. China funded and...

Commonwealth team says Zimbabwe making progress to rejoin

Nov. 16, 2022 14:55 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has made “very impressive” progress in meeting conditions to rejoin the Commonwealth, a top official of the group of 56 mainly former British colonies said after an assessment mission, even as the opposition and other groups warned that the human rights...

Today in History: November 15, Sherman's "March to the Sea"

Nov. 15, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2022. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman...