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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Zimbabwe doctors sue over ‘dire shortage’ of protective gear

Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Zimbabwe police accused assaulting journalists during lockdown

An African media watchdog charged Monday that Zimbabwean police had assaulted a journalist and forced him to delete pictures of them enforcing a Covid-19 lockdown.
A police water canon sprays disinfectant over residential flats during a 21-day nationwide lockdown called to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 3, 2020. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe turns water cannon on coronavirus

Zimbabwe’s police began using water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following neighbour South Africa in implementing some of the world’s toughest anti-coronavirus measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering hyperinflation and food shortages.
A security guard controls a crowd queuing outside a bank on March 23, 2020, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. – On March 23, 2020, Zimbabwe announced a first COVID-19 coronavirus related death. (Photo by ZINYANGE AUNTONY - AFP)

Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Zimbabwean authorities on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.
Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe reports first coronavirus death

“The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo has confirmed the death of Zororo Makamba, who was the second person to test positive for Covid-19 in Zimbabwe,” the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation tweeted.
Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe records second coronavirus case

The Zimbabwean government says a second person has tested positive for coronavirus, a few hours after it announced the first case of COVID-19 in the southern African nation.
The State Department said it would deny a visa to Owen Ncube, the minister of public security, under a sanctions law that targets gross violations of human rights.

US sanctions Zimbabwe envoy, minister over human rights abuses

The United States has announced sanctions on Zimbabwe's State Security minister and the southern African country's envoy to Tanzania for their roles in the killings and abductions of protesters.
Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi shakes hands with his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo after a joint press conference in the capital Harare during his visit to the country. (Jekesai Njikizana - AFP)

China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe

China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe despite a spat over bilateral aid figures in November.
Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, 63, was arrested by Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission on Saturday.

Zimbabwe VP’s wife arraigned for attempted murder, fraud charges

The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court to face charges of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder of her husband.
It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.

Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.
Anti-corruption officers detained 38-year-old Marry Mubaiwa, the wife of vice-president Constantine Guvheya Nyikadzino Chiwenga, on Saturday, according to a police report.

Zimbabwe vice-president’s wife arrested over fraud allegations

Zimbabwe's anti-graft commission has arrested the wife of one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's deputies on fraud and money-laundering charges involving 1-million US dollars, a document seen by AFP revealed.
Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.

Zimbabwe turns to charcoal for cooking as power outages bite

Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.
Timo Olkkonen, the EU’s ambassador in Harare, told acting foreign affairs minister July Moyo and his team at the start of the talks that reforms and inclusive political dialogue would also help with Zimbabwe’s economic recovery.

EU expresses worry over political developments in Zimbabwe

The European Union is concerned that the democratic space in Zimbabwe has deteriorated since it opened talks with Harare in June for the first time since 2001 in a bid to turn the page on years of hostile relations.
Zimbabwean police on patrol in Harare - AFP-File - DESMOND KWANDE

Zimbabwe police beat up opposition groups

Zimbabwe’s police beat up and dispersed supporters of the main opposition party in the capital, Harare, Wednesday, even after their leader expressed willingness to dialogue with the president.
South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

South African Airways to resume more flights amid strike

South African Airways on Wednesday announced its intention to resume more flights as a disruptive strike entered the fifth day.
A man shows a wad of the new Zimbabwe two-dollar notes he received from a bank in Harare on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA - AFP)

Zimbabwe issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages

Cash-strapped Zimbabweans began using new banknotes and coins Tuesday, as the nation’s central bank seeks to ease chronic shortages.

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

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NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

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Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

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