Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on Friday. He was 95.
Last month, Cyclone Idai devastated southeastern African nations of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The World Bank has estimated more than $2 billion will be needed for recovery. Mozambique's $337 million humanitarian response plan, largely made up of an appeal for $281 million after the cyclone hit, was only 23% funded as of April 15, 2019.
The government of Zimbabwe shut down the internet last month to quell dissent. But the move cost the nation $5.7 million per day and set Zimbabwe's growing "technopreneur" business back during the blackout.
Correspondent Laura Lynch went undercover into Zimbabwe to find out why so many people in that African nation are so desperate; Zimbabwe suffers from an economy on the brink of collapse and from repression under President Robert Mugabe.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Zimbabwe, where you can get a 10 million dollar bill, but it will be worth less than 4 dollars. The economy is in such trouble there that inflation is at an unbelievable 26,000 percent. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a young Washington Post reporter who traveled around the globe for a year to find out how the world views the United States; Amar Bakshi says the people he spoke to expressed a wide range of emotions
Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe is up for re-election on Saturday and he's expected to win again, even though the country is in freefall, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Harare-based journalist Peta Thorneycraft.
Zimbabwe's economy is in tatters and this weekend, President Robert Mugabe is facing his toughest re-election bid since the end of white rule there; Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who's in the capital Harare covering the election.
Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is up for re-election tomorrow. Mugabe is blamed for much of the country's recent troubles. Anchor Marco Werman samples some songs that trace Zimbabwe's post-colonial struggles under Mugabe.