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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. ...

Discovery of dismembered opposition member worries Zimbabwe

Jun. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The discovery of the dismembered body of an opposition activist who had been missing is stoking tensions in Zimbabwe, a country with a history of politically motivated abductions and killings. Moreblessing Ali, 46, was abducted outside a bar in Nyatsime, a...

Toes-for-cash hoax reflects Zimbabwe fears of soaring prices

Jun. 10, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Battling rampant inflation, Zimbabweans are counting their toes as they struggle to buy food for their families. An internet rumor blazed through the country that desperate people were selling their toes for cash. The false report became so widespread that...

Zimbabwe opens conference to promote sales of elephant ivory

May. 23, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has opened an international conference to try to win international support for its campaign to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory. If the southern African country is not permitted to sell off its 130 tons of ivory, estimated to be...

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

May. 17, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous.” ...

Major time again as PGA Championship goes to Southern Hills

May. 17, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Course: Southern Hills CC. Yardage: 7,556. Par: 70. Television: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ESPN+), 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ESPN), 1 p.m. to...

Russia's war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

Apr. 26, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April, with oil prices nearly four times higher than they were in 2019, the restaurant finally raised its...