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Africa31 May 2020 12:39 GMT

Zimbabwe lockdown: Grandmothers offer free therapy

The Friendship Bench programme aims to tackle depression and anxiety during the pandemic.


Africa17 May 2020 08:12 GMT

Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown 'indefinitely'

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country needs to ease out of the lockdown 'in a strategic and gradual manner'.

Africa15 May 2020 06:12 GMT

Zimbabwe water shortages add plight to multiple crises

Water shortages are causing increased hardships for many, on top of coronavirus restrictions, unemployment and the crippling economic crisis.


AJ Impact04 May 2020 18:00 GMT

Leaked letter warns Zimbabwe headed towards economic catastrophe

The country's debt arrears mean it cannot access foreign lenders, the finance minister wrote in a letter to the IMF.

AJ Impact01 May 2020 18:27 GMT

Reopening South Africa's economy may be especially painful

South Africa's coronavirus-induced shutdown threatens to send its already rampant unemployment soaring.

Coronavirus pandemic29 Apr 2020 16:39 GMT

Healthcare workers across Africa share their coronavirus stories

Doctors and nurses from across the continent recount experiences of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines.

AJ IMPACT26 Apr 2020 07:12 GMT

Zimbabwe food crisis worsens with COVID-19 lockdown extension

Concerns in Zimbabwe that a lockdown extension will worsen a food crisis already affecting half the population.


AJ Impact23 Apr 2020 12:42 GMT

Calls grow to reopen parts of Zimbabwe's crisis-ridden economy

Despite health risks from coronavirus, economists say Zimbabwe cannot afford to idle crucial industries.

Coronavirus pandemic19 Apr 2020 17:25 GMT

Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says 'hard decision' taken because country has not yet met WHO conditions to lift measure.

Zimbabwe18 Apr 2020 11:20 GMT

At 40, Zimbabwe still scarred by past atrocities

As the country marks 40th independence anniversary, its journey towards reconciliation and healing is not yet over.

Zimbabwe17 Apr 2020 12:47 GMT

When Bob Marley serenaded Zimbabweans celebrating independence

In 1980, the Jamaican reggae superstar was invited to perform at the festivities for the birth of independent Zimbabwe.

AJ Impact15 Apr 2020 13:54 GMT

Zimbabwe is on lockdown, but money-changers are still busy

A chronic shortage of Zimbabwean dollar notes and US dollars keeps money-changing services in high demand.

Zimbabwe14 Apr 2020 15:40 GMT

Zimbabwe president threatens fake news author with 20 years' jail

Statement purporting to bear President Mnangagwa's signature said coronavirus lockdown would be extended.

AJ IMPACT12 Apr 2020 05:41 GMT

Zimbabwe lockdown: Restrictions eased as COVID-19 affects people

Why Zimbabwe has eased some restrictions on movement and trade after it imposed a nationwide lockdown two weeks ago.


Health09 Apr 2020 21:14 GMT

Uganda's Museveni releases indoor workout video amid lockdown

President Yoweri Museveni has banned outdoor exercise to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.