International art collectors purchased many of Zimbabwe's massive stone carvings. But buyers stopped coming in 2000 after conflict over land reform policies led to violence. Some sculptors are still trying to keep their art alive.
A month into its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Zimbabwe has struggled to surpass the 75,000 mark as some front-line health workers are skeptical about the Chinese-made Sinopharm efficacy rate.
Friendship Bench pairs older women with anxious or depressed clients for talk therapy sessions. During the pandemic, the program has adapted its approach to offer mental health services online and in socially distant meetups.
In her music and poetry, Shungudzo tackles the racist experiences she had growing up in Zimbabwe and the US.
In the hours after pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, world leaders condemned the chaos and violence that erupted as Trump loyalists attempted to overturn Nov. 3 US presidential election results won by Joe Biden.
In Belarus, the opposition has refused to concede that incumbent Alexander Lukashenko won Sunday’s presidential election, leaders around the globe are offering aid to Lebanon, and on Sunday, the US topped 5 million recorded coronavirus cases.
The Booker Prize-nominated novelist was arrested at a political demonstration last week against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
Officials say the arrests stem from so-called violations of coronavirus-related sanitation and safety measures. But critics say these arrests specifically target opposition voices. Dr. Norman Matara, with the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, spoke with The World's Carol Hills.
Twitter has purged more than 32,000 accounts linked to state-backed disinformation operations. The Trump administration has authorized sanctions and visa restrictions on International Criminal Court personnel, in an attempt to undermine investigations into possible US war crimes. In Lebanon, there are increased calls for the government to resign after the currency plunged 25% in two days.
“Cook Off” is the story of a single mom who enters a TV cooking competition that might just change her life. It became the first film from Zimbabwe to get picked up by Netflix.
As COVID-19 hits Zimbabwe, health care workers are demanding vital resources to fight the disease. Dr. Fortune Nayamande speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the pressures and threats health care workers in Zimbabwe face, and the situation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.