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After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state 'chokehold'

Aug 04 2020

HARARE A prize-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive "chokehold" as they endured an economic emergency.

Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

Jul 31 2020

HARARE Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by activists over corruption and economic hardship. | Video

Ready to roll: Zimbabwe cigar venture eyes smokers at home and abroad

Jun 18 2020

HARARE A newly established Zimbabwean company has started making cigars for export, aiming to take on established players while developing a culture of cigar smoking at home. | Video

Zimbabwe dismisses rumours of coup, says country stable

Jun 10 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe's National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition officials of peddling rumours of an impending military coup and said the country was stable.

Zimbabwean film industry makes Netflix debut with 'Cook Off'

Jun 01 2020

HARARE Zimbabwean film Cook Off, a romance about a struggling single mother who finds love during a cooking competition, premiered on Netflix on Monday, a debut that its makers hope will propel the country's small film sector to global audiences. | Video

Electric motorbike gives women in rural Zimbabwe a path out of poverty

May 28 2020

WEDZA, Zimbabwe In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. | Video

Zimbabweans go hungry as coronavirus compounds climate woes

May 19 2020

HARARE Rosemary Pamire struggled to feed her family well before Zimbabwe entered lockdown in March to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Now she can hardly put together a meal a day as the country faces a deepening food crisis. | Video

Zimbabweans in South Africa use app to send food home after border restrictions

May 19 2020

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for over a decade.

Zimbabwe pleads with foreign lenders to prevent coronavirus 'catastrophe'

May 04 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe is headed for a health and economic catastrophe from the coronavirus pandemic because its debt arrears mean it cannot access foreign lenders, the finance minister warned in a letter to the IMF.

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