Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a...
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at...
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husband
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy...
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new mausoleum
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The burial of Zimbabwe's founding president, President Robert Mugabe , will be delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built at a prominent spot at...
AP Photos: Harare bustles as people cope with challenges
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Girls carrying buckets of water on their heads, people praying at sunset, children in uniforms going to their first day of the new school term.
Mourning for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe marred by dispute, stampede
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the...
Few turn out as Mugabe is returned to a Zimbabwe in crisis
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe made his final journey back to the country Wednesday, his body flown into the capital amid the contradictions of his long,...
Plane carrying body of Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare, burial place still not announced.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Plane carrying body of Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare, burial place still not announced.
Mugabe’s body heading home to Zimbabwe for mourning, burial
SINGAPORE (AP) — The body of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe was being returned to his homeland Wednesday to lie in state before his burial in the African nation he ruled for...
Vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor
SINGAPORE (AP) — Vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor.
Workers on Mugabe’s farms hope his widow will help them
MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At one of Robert Mugabe's farms, workers said they are pained by the death of their boss and worried about their future - and some say they are hoping his feisty wife will...
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to lie in state at 2 different stadiums
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's body will lie in state at two different stadiums in the capital city for three days, the information minister said Monday, but she...
Correction: AF-Obit-Robert-Mugabe story
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about the death of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mugabe was "the first post-colonial leader of...
State media: Mugabe to be buried next Sunday
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday, state media reported.
Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla leader who became the southern African...
Mugabe’s anti-colonial rage fueled long reign over Zimbabwe
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Robert Mugabe had just made a furious speech against Zimbabwe's LGBT community, calling them "worse than pigs and dogs."
Mugabe to be buried at hilltop shrine in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe will be buried at a hilltop shrine reserved exclusively for Zimbabwe's ruling elite, an official said Saturday, as the southern African nation began several...
The Latest: UN chief lauds Mugabe role in fighting apartheid
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Robert Mugabe's "role...
It’s complicated: Zimbabweans see Mugabe’s legacy as mixed
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean politician summed up her reaction to Robert Mugabe's death with one word: Complicated.
Mugabe, 95, stood tall on the world stage for decades, first as a...
A look at the shattered Zimbabwe that Mugabe left as leader
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe took a country shining with the promise of independence and left it economically shattered and in the grip of repression — and yet Zimbabwe continued to...
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe could be a fierce, captivating speaker
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe, the former Zimbabwean president who has died aged 95, was renowned in his lifetime as a gifted speaker whose words could be pleasing as well as annoying to...
A look at Robert Mugabe’s long, tumultuous rule in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has died at age 95, nearly two years after being forced to resign following 37 years in power. He is being praised for his role in the southern...
South African President confirms longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe died in Singapore
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President confirms longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe died in Singapore.
Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government critics
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe, 95, has been in a Singapore hospital for the past three months and his condition "is remarkably stable for his age," the...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The United States on Thursday placed on its sanctions list a former Zimbabwean army general who commanded troops accused of killing six civilians a year ago after a...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dadirai Tsvakai and her family have taken to combining dinner and breakfast - a meal they now eat just after midnight, if they are lucky to have a few hours of electricity....
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government has promised to exhume and rebury the bodies of thousands of people killed during a 1980s military campaign aimed at crushing dissidents, state media...
Zimbabwe’s president skips 1st rally since deadly unrest
MT. DARWIN, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has skipped his first political rally since last month's deadly military crackdown on protests so he could explain the unrest to fellow African leaders, a spokesman said Saturday.
Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.
Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of more than 1,000 people arrested in a government crackdown on protests over the country's shattered economy. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.
Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge said Thursday it is "heartbreaking" to see the new government acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe, as alarm grew about a violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic rise in fuel prices.
AP Explains: Why Zimbabwe’s military supports Mnangagwa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's military deployed in several areas of the capital, Harare, Monday, to put down anti-government demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
This is the second time that the military has been called in to put down protests since Mnangagwa came to power in late 2017. Both times the military opened fire and wounded civilian bystanders.
Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse.
AP PHOTOS: Happy holidays? Not in Zimbabwe’s economic crisis
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe's capital but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families from enjoying the holiday season.
Some people sleep in their cars in long lines for fuel because of a shortage of gasoline and diesel. Others get up before dawn to wait at banks to withdraw small amounts of cash.
Zimbabwe says ‘no need’ to extradite former first lady
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Zimbabwean government says there is "no need" to extradite Grace Mugabe, the wife of the country's former leader, to neighboring South Africa after police there issued a warrant for her arrest.
Energy Mutodi, Zimbabwe's deputy minister of information, said Thursday that the government objects to the move by South African law enforcement against Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a woman in Johannesburg last year.
South African police issue arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe's former leader who was accused of assaulting a woman in Johannesburg last year, South African police said Wednesday.
The warrant follows a long legal process during which a South African court this year ruled that the government acted illegally in granting diplomatic immunity to Mugabe when the alleged attack was first reported.
Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers and police used "unjustified and disproportionate" force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday.
The report was widely seen as a test of whether the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa would disown the kind of harsh action by security forces that was associated with the long rule of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party on Saturday approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in 2023, just five months after a bitterly disputed election.
The ZANU-PF at its party conference passed a resolution making its preference for the 76-year-old Mnangagwa official. In a speech that didn't mention the endorsement, the president called on the party for unity, loyalty and discipline.
In Zimbabwe’s crisis, ‘we cannot talk of Christmas anymore’
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dressed as Father Christmas, a man dozes off while sitting in a supermarket in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. No one seems to care.
The holiday mood is not catching on in a country where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food. Many Zimbabweans navigate from one currency to another, often tapping the black market, while the government issues salaries in forms of payment it later refuses to accept.
Zimbabweans protest ‘cocktail of lies’ amid economic decline
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Thousands of exasperated Zimbabweans gathered Thursday in a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's "cocktail of lies." Some cheered the protesters from kilometers-long lines at gas stations that still have fuel.
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months.
"He can no longer walk but we will continue to take care of him," said Mnangagwa, who took over from his former mentor a year ago after Mugabe stepped down under military pressure.
Scuffle as opposition MPs removed from Zimbabwe’s parliament
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police in Zimbabwe have forcibly removed some opposition members of parliament after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda on Thursday asked the opposition members to leave the chamber, accusing them of disrespect. When they refused, he called in the police and scuffles ensued.
Opposition MDC party spokesman Jacob Mafume says two female members of parliament were injured and taken to a hospital.
Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.
The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was responsible for the killings.
Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed outrage at the denials and the lack of a serious investigation by police into the killings.
1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘what has changed?’
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power.
Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.
The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November.
Zimbabwe faces its worst economic crisis in a decade
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country — somehow — has risen to middle-income status.
After ousting the repressive Robert Mugabe almost a year ago following more than three decades in power, and peacefully electing President Emmerson Mnangagwa in July, many hoped the country would emerge from turmoil and return to prosperity.
Zimbabwe’s leader says he offers Trump land for golf course
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's leader says he is willing to offer land to President Donald Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was speaking to a New York investors' forum ahead of his first address to a United Nations annual gathering of world leaders this week.