Refugees seek shelter at a centre in Afungi, Mozambique after fleeing attacks in Palma. Photograph: AP Photo

Southern African leaders have vowed to deliver a “proportionate” response to jihadists who attacked a northern Mozambican town last month, following a(...)

  A grave digger works at Zororo Memorial Park cemetery in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, on  January 20th: the country has recorded 1,005 deaths to date. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s ailing healthcare system could be overwhelmed within “weeks” in the absence of urgent support to deal with a rising tide of coronavirus inf(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused his political opponents of working with foreigners to destabilise the country. Photograph: EPA

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has summoned the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Harare to clarify its position on critici(...)

A woman walks on a deserted street in the central Harare, Zimbabwe, where there is a  6pm-6am curfew. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

There are growing fears in Zimbabwe that nationwide demonstrations called on Friday by ruling party critics who want the government to tackle corrupti(...)

Zimbabwe’s security forces have detained a prominent journalist who exposed the alleged illegal awarding of contracts in pandemic-related government (...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa said the restrictions would remain in place indefinitely because the country needed to ease strategically  out of its lockdown. Photograph:  EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

International rights groups have expressed concern that the Zimbabwean government’s decision to extend a nationwide coronavirus lockdown indefinitely (...)

 Residents fetch water from a bore hole in Mbare, Zimbabwe, during a nationwide lockdown on Wednesday. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Irish aid agencies in Zimbabwe are repurposing their development programmes in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in a country with millions (...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa: his government’s attempts to alleviate the food crisis have had limited success. File photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s worst food crisis in living memory has deepened significantly in recent months despite an influx of international aid and government effort(...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) and vice-president Constantino Chiwenga in November 2018. Mr Chiwenga has suffered a serious disease of the oesophagus, which makes eating difficult and has required months of hospital treatment. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

The wife of Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s powerful vice-president, has been accused of attempting to kill her husband by disconnecting his life sup(...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

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