Harare has been at the heart of running battles between protesters and security forces, leading to unarmed demonstrators being viciously assaulted.
A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent.
Award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono failed in his second attempt at securing bail Thursday following his arrest on charges of inciting violence more than two weeks ago.
Ten countries account for 80% of the new coronavirus testing taking place across Africa, a regional body has said, indicating that little testing is taking place in many countries around the vast continent.
Scientists in Rwanda find cases of resistance to artemisinin, a frontline drug used to treat malaria.
The minister says it remains South Africa’s resolve to continue the pursuit for consultative solutions to address the existing socio-economic challenges and to contribute to the wellbeing of all Zimbabweans.
At least 10 people have been killed and more than 3 300 homes ruined by flooding triggered by torrential rains across much of Sudan this week, the country’s civil defence organisation has said.
Ex-international Nibombe Wake says he still needs help with the injuries he suffered as Togo’s team bus was attacked in Angola in 2010.
It’s been a year since Frelimo and Renamo signed the Maputo Accord. This time, the peace might just hold
The pandemic officially started when the WHO declared it in March 2020 but how will it end?
Coronavirus cases in Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest country, have surged over 60% in the last seven days to nearly 800 cases, health ministry data has shown.
The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4 500 white farmers US$3.5bn. But the proposal to fund the exercise by issuing a sovereign bond is highly ambitious.
The lack of detailed information on extreme heat impacts hinders disaster response and preparedness.
The killing of 22 people, including many children, inspired artist Kobe Williams to use sand for art.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy Constantino Chiwenga as the new health minister, tasking him with reforming a decaying health sector amid a rise in Covid-19 infections and strikes by health workers.
Student Naomie Koffie’s summaries of the news in sign language have won praise from the president.
Zimbabwean journalists vow not to be silenced as SA political parties plead for government to intervene
Zimbabwe has made headlines in recent weeks over claims of increasing violations against human rights and journalists being targeted.
Strangers helped a Nigerian teacher, left without money because of coronavirus, get back on his feet.
Hopewell Chin’ono backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he succeeded Robert Mugabe. Now he’s in jail
Among those targeted was prominent Zimbabwean investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who is still in police custody.
‘Typically, the regime lashes out whenever there is a threat to their hold in power. It happens in waves,’ said Mduduzi Mathuthu, who is in hiding.