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Zimbabwe's influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an unprecedented government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses.

Zimbabwe bishops denounce ‘unprecedented’ state crackdown

Zimbabwe's influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an "unprecedented" government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses.
Kudakwashe Tagwirei, whose business interests range from gold mining, financial services to fuel, becomes the third ally of President Mnangagwa to be added to the US sanctions list this year.

US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly abetting corruption.
A police officer checks a vehicle ahead of planned anti-government protests during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 31, 2020. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

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.
A soldier checks pedestrians ahead of planned anti-government protests during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2020. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe clears streets, shops close ahead of planned protests

Zimbabwe’s security forces on Thursday cleared people off streets of the capital Harare and forced shops to close, a day before planned anti-government protests during the worst economic crisis in nearly a decade.
Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe minister, who helped plot Robert Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.
Zimbabwean police on Monday arrested an investigative journalist who exposed alleged corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 medical supplies, a matter that involves the first family.

Zimbabwe journalist arrested amid storm over $60m Covid-19 supplies scandal

Zimbabwean police on Monday arrested an investigative journalist who exposed alleged corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 medical supplies, a matter that involves the first family.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (not pictured) in Minsk, Belarus January 17, 2019. Natalia Fedosenko-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Zimbabwe gives civil servants 50% salary hike, adds coronavirus allowance in US dollars

The Zimbabwean administration of President Emerson Mnangagwa, which has been facing unrest amid rapidly rising inflation, has hiked civil servants' salaries in local currency by 50% and also awarded them a US$75 Covid-19 allowance starting this month.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (not pictured) in Minsk, Belarus January 17, 2019. Natalia Fedosenko-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Zimbabwe summons US ambassador over George Floyd comments

Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said.
Israel Pasipanodya Mushore, 60, poses for a portrait besides his show piece herd of 70 cattle , in Nyabira, near Harare, on March 13, 2020. – He was allocated the farmhouse and a plot on Rasper farm in Nyabira during Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Two decades on, Zimbabwe takes stock of Robert Mugabe land reform legacy

Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.
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 inflation soars to 540 per cent

Zimbabwe's annual inflation soared to over 500 per cent in February, the country's statistical agency said Monday, releasing its first consumer price data since June last year.
“Coronavirus is the work of god punishing countries who imposed sanctions on us,” said Zimbabwe’s defence minister Oppah Muchinguri on Saturday, speaking at a rally in the northern town of Chinhoyi.

Coronavirus ‘god’s punishment’ of US and Europe – Zimbabwe minister

Zimbabwe’s defence minister has called the coronavirus pandemic a “punishment” of the US and Europe for imposing sanctions against members of the ruling regime over human rights abuses.
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.

IMF: Zimbabwe risks ‘deep humanitarian’ crisis

Zimbabwe faces a grim economic outlook this year and is also at risk of an extreme humanitarian crisis, the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday.
Zimbabwe’s stadiums have been declared unsuitable for high-profile matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), forcing sports authorities to seek an alternative venue for an upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria.

CAF: Zimbabwe football stadia unfit for international games

Zimbabwe’s stadiums have been declared unsuitable for high-profile matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), forcing sports authorities to seek an alternative venue for an upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria.

Zimbabwe MP goes on trial for trying to overthrow government

A leading Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker pleaded not guilty to charges that he planned to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a lawyers' group said on Monday, the latest in a series of cases to target government critics.
Strive Masiyiwa, a philanthropist and owner of Econet Global, has now offered to pay the doctors a subsidy to cover living costs through his Higherlife Foundation.

Zimbabwe tycoon’s offer seeks to end to doctor strike

A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon on Wednesday prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 21, 2018 Zimbabwe main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa gestures as he addresses a crowd of supporters during an election campaign rally at White City stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on August 22, 2018 began to hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling ZANU-PF party and the election commission of rigging the July 30 vote, Zimbabwe's first poll since the ousting of Robert Mugabe last year./ AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition leader tells government to prepare for street protests

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said yesterday he will roll out anti-government street protests this year, declaring that the collapsing economy will improve only if political issues, including a long-disputed election, are resolved.
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.

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