The United Nations said Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Monday detained and charged a cabinet minister and long-time ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa for abuse of office alleged to have cost the government $3.7 million, the second high-profile graft case this year.
African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains.
Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.
Zimbabwe’s umbrella public sector union has backed down from plans for a national strike, an official said on Thursday, citing the volatile situation in the country after violent protests this month were met by a security crackdown.