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Zimbabwe mine shaft collapse leaves dozens trapped

Bindura - Around 40 informal miners have been trapped underground in northeastern Zimbabwe after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, the country's miners' federation said Thursday.

Three years after Mugabe's ouster, hope dissipates in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe stepped down on November 21, 2017, bringing an end to nearly four decades of iron-fisted rule.His resignation came days after military tanks rolled through the capital Harare.

Zimbabwean High Court orders dissidents to be freed on bail

Harare - Opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume and award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono were granted bail on Wednesday at their fourth attempt after being detained in July for calling for protests.

Zimbabwe government brands critical bishop 'evil-minded'

Harare - Zimbabwe's government has accused the head of a Catholic bishops congress of stoking division and seeking to create a "genocide" after the group spoke out against alleged rights abuses and economic woes.

Zimbabwe govt denies crisis as inflation jumps to 840 percent

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate soared to almost 840 percent in July, the statistics agency said Saturday, adding to the country's desperate economic woes even as the government refused to acknowledge a growing sense of crisis.

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa vows to 'flush out bad apples'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday warned he would "flush out" what he called "bad apples" as rights groups reported dozens of activists had been arrested in a broad crackdown on dissent.

Arrested Zimbabwean author, Booker nominee Tsitsi Dangarembga freed

Harare - Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga was freed on bail on Saturday following her arrest during anti-government protests a day earlier.

Zimbabwe author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election.

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during protest

Harare - Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday, an AFP photographer saw.

Zimbabwe streets deserted after anti-govt protests are banned

Harare - Police and soldiers mounted checkpoints on empty streets in Harare on Friday after the Zimbabwean authorities warned of a crackdown on the eve of planned protests.

Police patrol streets as Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Harare - Zimbabwe on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

Zimbabwe doctors join nurses on strike over lack of virus protection

Harare - Doctors in Zimbabwe's public hospitals have gone on strike over lack of protective gear against the novel coronavirus, joining thousands of nurses who walked out of the wards this week, their association said Thursday.

Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Hwange - Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack.The 45-year-old was attacked by a buffalo days earlier, and he was lucky to be on his feet.

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Harare - Fanuel Mapfumo has been unable to lift heavy objects since a Zimbabwe police officer fractured his left arm as he was covering a story last August.The 28-year-old journalist was filming a banned protest in the capital Harare when it happened.

Babies born on floor as Zimbabwe's health system totters

Harare - The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born.

Mugabe left $10 mln, a farm and two houses

Harare - Zimbabwe's late former president Robert Mugabe left US$10 million, 10 cars, a farm and two houses, details of his estate released on Tuesday revealed.

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, UN expert warns

Harare - Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.

Zimbabwean police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

Harare - Zimbabwean riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters on Wednesday after barring a planned address by the main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, AFP journalists said.

Zimbabwean police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

Harare - Zimbabwean riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters on Wednesday after barring a planned address by the main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, AFP journalists said.

Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare - Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy.
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