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Zimbabwe's Health minister, Obadiah Moyo, arrives at court in Harare, Saturday June 20, 2020. Moyo is facing allegations of illegally awarding a multi- million dollar contract for COVID-19 testing kits, drugs and personal protective equipment to a shadowy company. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe's health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandal

Jul. 7, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's health minister has been fired for inappropriate conduct after he was accused of illegally awarding a multi-million-dollar contract for COVID-19 medical supplies to a shadowy company that sold the government $28 face masks and other materials at inflated prices. A...

Zimbabwe police arrest opposition supporters outside their party headquarters in Harare, Friday, June, 5, 2020. Armed riot police fired teargas and arrested several opposition leaders who had gathered at the party offices after it had been forcibly occupied by a rival faction with the help of state security agents. Zimbabwes main opposition MDC party is mired in divisions after a court ruled in March this year that Nelson Chamisa, who narrowly lost to President Emmerson Mnanagawa in 2018 elections, is not the legitimate leader of the party.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Scuffles and tear gas at Zimbabwe opposition headquarters

Jun. 5, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police fired tear gas Friday and arrested several opposition leaders who gathered at their party’s headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction with the help of state security agents. The MDC leaders, including the party’s vice president,...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

People wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a wedding hall in Suwon, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Kim Jong-taik/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug, 15, 2018, United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at his official State House in Harare.  Zimbabwe’s state-controlled Herald newspaper has reported Monday June 1, 2020, that Nichols has been called to meet with Zimbabwe’s foreign minister over comments Sunday by U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien that Zimbabwe is one of several “foreign adversaries” taking advantage of the protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a police officer pressed a knee into his neck. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, FILE)

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's comment

Jun. 1, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face retaliation for trying to foment unrest in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, a black man...