HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune.
Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a bittersweet moment at the celebration for a 103-year-old fellow resident.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The Ghana Football Association fired Charles Akonnor on Monday, the third coach to lose his job in Africa after a shaky start to World Cup qualifying.
Akonnor and assistant coaches David Duncan and Richard Kingson were dismissed a week after Ghana lost in South Africa 1-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe fired coach Zdravko Logarusic on Sunday after taking just one point from two games in World Cup qualifying.
Former Zimbabwe captain and ex-Manchester City forward Benjani Mwaruwari is considered a candidate to replace the Croatian.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government has ordered all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or they won't be allowed to come to work.
The Public Service Commission, which is in charge of employment conditions for government workers, issued an internal notice Wednesday ordering employees to get vaccinated.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court Friday upheld a traditional court’s ruling that the body of former President Robert Mugabe should be exhumed and reburied at a national shrine in the capital.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambia’s parliament has elected its first female speaker, days after new President Hakainde Hichilema began shaking up the government by firing security commanders and promising economic reforms.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The future looked promising for Tinashe Mapuranga, an intern at a leading bank in Zimbabwe who appeared set to get a staff position as soon as he completed his college degree.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is opening COVID-19 vaccinations to those aged 14 and older and is only permitting fully vaccinated people to eat in restaurants, to encourage more people to get shots, as a devastating wave of the disease recedes.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambia's new president, longtime opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, has been sworn into power, raising hopes in the southern African country that in recent years has swung from prosperity and stability to massive debt, recession and repression.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls usually teems with tourists who come to marvel at the roaring Zambezi River as it tumbles down more than 350 feet (108 meters) to the gorge below, sending up a mist that is visible from miles away.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh won the Twenty20 series decider against Zimbabwe on Sunday, reaching its target with four balls to spare.
Bangladesh clinched the series 2-1 with a five-wicket victory in the third T20 at Harare Sports Club.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh's bid to sweep Zimbabwe across all three formats ended on Friday when the host won the second Twenty20 by 23 runs.
Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat, finishing on 166-6.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles.
DUBLIN (AP) — Zimbabwe’s limited-overs cricket tour of Ireland in two weeks was postponed on Thursday because of the pandemic.
The teams were scheduled to play three one-day internationals and five Twenty20s from Aug.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Openers Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar hit half-centuries as Bangladesh overpowered Zimbabwe by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series on Thursday.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has received the first batch of dozens of its citizens being deported from Britain, some after staying in that country for decades and forced to leave families behind to face an uncertain future back home.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go the Games.
Seventeen-year-old Donata Katai won African youth titles and broke youth records once held by two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry, who is not only Zimbabwe's most successful swimmer but also Africa's most decorated Olympian.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Captain Tamim Iqbal hit his fastest century in one-day international cricket as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by five wickets to complete a 3-0 series whitewash on Tuesday.
Tamim shared an opening stand of 88 with Liton Das (32), while man-of-the-series Shakib Al Hasan (30), Mohammad Mithun (30) and Nurul Hasan (45 not out) were the other notable run-scorers.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh won the second one-day international against Zimbabwe by three wickets with five balls remaining to claim the series on Sunday.
Bangladesh passed the victory target of 241 in the last over and finished on 242-7 to lead the series 2-0 with one game to play.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Opener Liton Das made a century and Shakib Al Hasan's 5-30 broke a national record as Bangladesh hammered Zimbabwe by 155 runs in the first one-day international on Friday.
Das' 102 saved Bangladesh from 74-4 and lifted the visiting team to 279-6 in 50 overs batting first at Harare Sports Club.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 220 runs in their one-off test in Harare on Sunday as the home team was all out for 256 in its second innings on the final day and well short of its target of 477 to win.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh set Zimbabwe a target of 477 to win their one-off test in Harare and already had three wickets in its push for victory as the home team finished day four on 140-3 in its second innings and still 337 runs short.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh spinners Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan shared nine wickets as Zimbabwe collapsed from 176-1 to 276 all out in their one-off test on Friday.
Mehidy took 5-82 and Shakib 4-82 and Zimbabwe suddenly plummeted in its first innings on day three at Harare Sports Club.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe was 114-1 after Bangladesh's brilliant recovery from 132-6 to post 468 all out on Day 2 of their one-off test on Thursday.
Bangladesh's first-innings revival was led by Mahmudullah, who made 150 not out batting at No.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has returned to strict lockdown measures to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 amid vaccine shortages, the country’s information minister announced Tuesday.
Infections have dramatically increased in recent weeks despite a night curfew, reduced business hours, localized lockdowns in hotspot areas, and a ban on inter-city travel.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — African leaders have gathered with ordinary Zambians to attend a memorial service Friday for Kenneth Kaunda, the nation's founding president and champion of African nationalism.
ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — For Pelagia Bvukura, who lives in a rural part of north-central Zimbabwe, COVID-19 had always been a “city disease,” affecting those in the capital, Harare, or other, distant big towns.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambia is on “the brink of a human rights crisis,” Amnesty International said Monday, alleging that President Edgar Lungu is using repressive tactics to win another term in elections set for Aug.
BERLIN (AP) — Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded a prestigious German prize for a body of work that has made her a prominent African literary voice.
Dangarembga, 62, was announced on Monday as this year's winner of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, which is endowed with 25,000 euros ($29,700) and has been awarded since 1950.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hati Maronjei once swore he would never get a COVID-19 shot, after a pastor warned that vaccines aren't safe.
Now, four months after the first batch of vaccines arrived in Zimbabwe, the 44-year-old street hawker of electronic items is desperate for the shot he can’t get.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday unveiled a towering bronze statue in the center of Harare, the capital, honoring a 19th-century Black anti-colonialist heroine who was hanged for leading a rebellion against white occupation.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's tobacco is flourishing again. And so are the auctions where premium prices are being paid for the “golden leaf” that is exported around the world.
Most of the growers are Black, a historic change from when tobacco was largely produced by white farmers.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's vice president has announced the government is imposing a two-week lockdown on the central city of Kwekwe because the COVID-19 variant dominant in India has been detected there.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Saturday forced the country’s chief justice to retire, ruling that an extension of his term by the president is illegal.
The ruling is a major setback for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose party in May pushed through constitutional amendments that critics said concentrated power in the hands of the president.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan quickly took the one wicket it needed Monday for another innings victory over struggling Zimbabwe in the second test and a 2-0 series sweep.
It took only five overs on Day 4 for Shaheen Shah Afridi to end it by having Luke Jongwe caught behind by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 37...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan requires just one more wicket to complete another easy win after Zimbabwe resumed Sunday on 52-4 in its first innings of the second test and reached stumps at 220-9 in its second innings...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Abid Ali's maiden test double century and Nauman Ali's 97 carried Pakistan to 510-8 declared against an overwhelmed Zimbabwe host on day two of the second test on Saturday.
Zimbabwe, already in deep trouble after nearly two days in the field, was 52-4 in reply by stumps, trailing by 458 runs, and at risk of losing the test inside three days by an innings, as it did in the first test last week...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan reached 268-4 against Zimbabwe on the opening day of the second test on Friday after centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali, and would have been in an even stronger position if it hadn't lost three wickets for 16 runs just before stumps...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat Friday as it seeks to seal a series victory in the second test against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan made one change from the team that won the first test by an innings in three days, also at Harare Sports Club...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hasan Ali bagged a total of nine wickets while middle-order batsman Fawad Alam hit a century as Pakistan trounced host Zimbabwe inside three days by an innings and 116 runs in the first test match on Saturday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan was in complete control of the first test against Zimbabwe on day two despite a first golden duck in five-day cricket by captain and batting star Babar Azam on Friday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 176 and magnified the advantage by reaching 103 without loss in reply after the first day of the first test on Thursday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan won the series-deciding Twenty20 against Zimbabwe by 24 runs on Sunday after a 91 not out from Mohammad Rizwan and another half-century from the prolific Babar Azam...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An air force helicopter crashed into a house in Zimbabwe on Friday, killing three crew members and a child at the crash site, the Air Force of Zimbabwe said...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe beat Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 when the visitor collapsed from 78-3 to 99 all out on Friday.
That gave the Zimbabweans, who were defending a meager total of 118-9, a 19-run win to tie the series 1-1 and a chance in the series-decider on Sunday.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pakistan held on to win the first Twenty20 against Zimbabwe on Wednesday by managing to defend a modest total of 149-7.
Zimbabwe only got 138-7 in reply after Usman Qadir's 3-29 thwarted the home team at Harare Sports Club and gave Pakistan an 11-run victory.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in the country’s overcrowded jails...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was banned for eight years Wednesday for breaching cricket's anti-corruption code while he was coach of his country’s national team and an assistant coach in the Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Zimbabwe has chosen Harare as the venue for its first international cricket games since the pandemic began with Pakistan due to play three Twenty20s and two test matches in April...