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Kanzira, a 25-year-old Ugandan medical student, is among thousands of African students living in Wuhan, a central Chinese city of 11 million people that is currently under lockdown due to a rapidly spreading coronavirus.

African students trapped in coronavirus-hit Wuhan plead for help

"You wake up every morning and realise you are trapped," he says. "You keep checking your temperature - you can't help but wonder if you are infected but just have not started showing symptoms."

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.
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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Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

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.

UN: Zimbabwe faces worst hunger crisis in ten years

World Food Programme, the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, has said that Zimbabwe is facing the worst hunger crisis in 10 years.
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 to introduce higher denomination notes

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Friday, said new 10 and 20 Zimbabwe dollar notes would be introduced in the next few days as the government moves to contain persistent cash shortages.
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.

Zimbabwean first lady begs retailers to lower food prices

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has asked manufacturers and retailers to lower prices of food and basic commodities, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.

UN warns of mass starvation in Zimbabwe as drought bites

A United Nations expert has warned of a looming mass starvation in Zimbabwe as the effects of a severe drought and a collapsing economy take their toll.
Low cost airline Fastjet has announced plans to dispose of its Zimbabwean unit.

More woes for Zimbabwe as Fastjet plans exit

Low cost airline Fastjet has announced plans to dispose of its Zimbabwean unit.
Acting information minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu told reporters at a news briefing that the government has always been open to dialogue with the doctors and that firing them was a last resort.

Zimbabwe sacks 435 doctors over strike

The Zimbabwean government on Friday said it has so far fired 435 junior doctors at public hospitals for engaging in an illegal strike.
Zimbabwe caretaker coach Joey Antipas has reportedly resigned less than 24 hours after guiding the Warriors to a 2-1 away victory over Zambia in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group H qualifier.

Report: Joey Antipas steps down as Zimbabwe coach

Zimbabwe caretaker coach Joey Antipas has reportedly resigned less than 24 hours after guiding the Warriors to a 2-1 away victory over Zambia in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group H qualifier.
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.

Zimbabwe receive boost ahead of Afcon qualifiers

Zimbabwe have received what could be a boost ahead of the 2021 qualifiers, following assurances from authorities that players who have been struggling to obtain passports will be issued with the documents which will enable them to play for the Warriors.
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 hits Zimbabwe minister over protest crackdown

The United States has said that it would refuse entry to Zimbabwe's security minister as it voiced alarm over the government's crackdown on protests and the opposition.

My sterile husband knew he didn’t father our four children – widow

A Zimbabwean woman, Maria Mthembo, has confessed to having an adulterous relationship with a neighbour for 10 years that resulted in the birth of her four children.

Zimbabwean government considers action against arbitrary price hikes by businesses – president

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday that his government would be forced to take action against businesses found wantonly increasing prices beyond the reach of the majority of Zimbabweans.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.