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Zimbabweans go hungry as coronavirus compounds climate woes

19 May 2020

HARARE Rosemary Pamire struggled to feed her family well before Zimbabwe entered lockdown in March to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Now she can hardly put together a meal a day as the country faces a deepening food crisis. | Video

Zimbabweans in South Africa use app to send food home after border restrictions

19 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for over a decade.

Zimbabwe pleads with foreign lenders to prevent coronavirus 'catastrophe'

04 May 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe is headed for a health and economic catastrophe from the coronavirus pandemic because its debt arrears mean it cannot access foreign lenders, the finance minister warned in a letter to the IMF.

After beating coronavirus, a Zimbabwe survivor lives with the stigma

27 Apr 2020

HARARE When Saul Sakudya arrived in an ambulance at a hospital in Zimbabwe's capital after catching COVID-19, he said the medical staff wouldn't go near him because they were afraid of becoming infected. | Video

U.N. agency keeps Africa food aid flowing amid coronavirus

03 Apr 2020

HARARE The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after many countries shut their borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. | Video

UPDATE 1-UN agency keeps Africa food aid flowing amid coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

* Malawi records first three cases (Adds Zimbabwe aid appeals, S.Africa, Malawi detail)

UN agency says humanitarian corridor keeps Africa aid flowing amid coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

HARARE, April 2 The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after most countries shut their borders to stop the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe locks down to fight coronavirus amid economic crisis

31 Mar 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following South Africa in implementing tough anti-coronavirus measures that are likely to hurt an economy already suffering from hyperinflation and food shortages. | Video

Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

30 Mar 2020

HARARE, March 30 Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following neighbour South Africa in implementing some of the world's toughest anti-coronavirus measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering hyperinflation and food shortages.

UPDATE 2-Zimbabwe cuts rates, miners send coronavirus distress signals

27 Mar 2020

HARARE, March 26 Zimbabwe's central bank cut its main lending rate to 25% on Thursday and set a fixed exchange rate as part of measures to support the economy against the coronavirus pandemic.

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