Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa sets election date as Aug. 23May 31, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's national elections will take place on Aug. 23, the country's president announced Wednesday. The vote is expected to be another closely watched affair in a country with a history of violent and disputed elections.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Festus Nyoni picked out a few items in a supermarket in Zimbabwe’s capital, looked at the prices and knew she was in the wrong place.
She abandoned her shopping cart and headed for a nearby street jammed with traders offering bargains in U.S.
Zimbabwe opposition figure fined for slain activist commentsMay 3, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent opposition leader and lawmaker in Zimbabwe was convicted Wednesday of obstructing the course of justice for recording a video of himself accusing ruling party supporters of killing and dismembering an activist and posting the video to social media.
Zimbabwe plans to launch digital currency backed by goldApril 28, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will launch a digital currency next month by introducing “tokens” that are backed by gold reserves and can be transferred between people and businesses as a form of payment, the country's central bank said Friday.
In Zimbabwe’s rainy season, women forage for wild mushroomsMarch 19, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes.
But the bounty also comes with danger as each year there are reports of people dying after eating poisonous fungi.
Zimbabwe’s tobacco crop grows, despite high fertilizer costsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, Africa's largest tobacco producer, opened its tobacco-selling season Wednesday, with a speech by the vice president and eager international buyers.
The size of the tobacco crop increased despite increased fertilizer prices caused by the war in Ukraine.
Belarus’ Lukashenko visits fellow Russia ally ZimbabweJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
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.
US hits Zimbabwe president’s son with sanctionsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
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.
Zimbabwe government harasses opposition with arrests, jailSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Opposition politicians languishing in prison. Journalists and government critics harassed and arrested. Public meetings banned.
Zimbabwe’s general election is several months away but many opposition figures say they are already battling intense government repression similar to the iron-fisted rule of Robert Mugabe, the former president who died in 2019.