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Security tight as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets a private burial

ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security was tight as the family of longtime Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepared on Saturday to bury him at his rural home. A highly private farewell was taking place for one of Africa’s most divisive figures after a weeks-long family dispute with the administration that forced him from …

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city’s main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further. Officials in Harare have struggled to raise foreign currency to …

Zimbabwe union leader found alive after reported abduction | World news | The Guardian

Peter Magombeyi, who was overseeing a doctors’ strike, turns up confused and in pain A doctor and labour activist in Zimbabwe whose reported abduction led to widespread protests by medical staff has been found, disorientated and in pain but alive. Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), disappeared at about …

A sad, tawdry end for Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe

A tyrant goes out with a whimper ROBERT MUGABE inspired many feelings among Zimbabweans. First there was devotion, as he led the country to independence in 1980. Later came anger, as his economic policies turned Africa’s bread-basket into a basket-case. His toppling in a coup in 2017 produced catharsis, as …