Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, U.N. expert warns

World / Social Issues Nov 29, 2019

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, U.N. expert warns

Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a U.N. special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country. Hilal Elver, special rapporteur on the right to food, ranked Zimbabwe among the four top countries ...

World Feb 1, 2018

Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts

Zimbabwe will issue 99-year leases to white farmers, according to a government circular, after new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture. Fewer than 400 white farmers are still operating in the southern African nation, after former President Robert ...

Mnangagwa swears in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe Cabinet

World / Politics Dec 4, 2017

Mnangagwa swears in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe Cabinet

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president, swore in his Cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power. Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after 93-year-old Robert Mugabe quit following a de ...

Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

World Nov 24, 2017

Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as "the Crocodile" ...

Zimbabwe's ruling party ousts Robert Mugabe

World / Politics Nov 19, 2017

Zimbabwe's ruling party ousts Robert Mugabe

The leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party met Sunday and agreed to dismiss President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago. An extraordinary meeting of the party's central committee convened to consider removing the 93-year-old following ...