Zimbabweans pushed out by diamond rush struggle to stay afloat

The Zimbabwe government moved people from their homes in an area where diamonds were discovered in 2006. But the promised compensation has not come through.
Mar 13, 2019

Under a new president, Zimbabweans tentatively acknowledge bloody past

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses.
Feb 18, 2019

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 2019

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese opens doors for Zimbabwe’s young job seekers

Many young Zimbabwe job seekers have been learning Mandarin, as Chinese people and Chinese-owned businesses have settled there in recent years.
Sep 10, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa elected president of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the first elected president of Zimbabwe after longtime President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of office last year.
Aug 2, 2018

Use of teachers raises questions in Zimbabwe elections

Despite a high unemployment rate, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission doubles down on the practice of hiring already employed civil servants like teachers who miss class to register voters.
May 9, 2018

More women join Zimbabwe’s gold rush

Though gold mining has environmental and safety issues in Zimbabwe, more women have access to the industry after legalization of small-scale mining.
Mar 7, 2018

With paper money in short supply, Zimbabwe churches accept debit cards

Churches are starting to incorporate swipe machines and plastic money into their collections from congregants to encourage regular giving.
Feb 21, 2018

Chinese retailers thrive in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped economy

Longstanding businesses in Zimbabwe selling clothing and other goods have had to compete with shops specializing in inexpensive imported goods from China.
Jan 11, 2018

Zimbabwe youth seek opportunities in post-Mugabe government

Young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.
Dec 14, 2017

Zimbabwe poised for change after Mugabe steps down

Zimbabweans hope President Robert Mugabe's successor will bring an end to his legacy of corruption and political suppression.
Nov 28, 2017

Stunt drivers strive for official recognition in Zimbabwe

Otherwise known as 'spinners', the drivers who perform stunts for spectators hope government recognition will guarantee a future for their motorsport.
Nov 21, 2017

Zimbabwe’s economic collapse cited in rise of gender-based violence

Economic changes in Zimbabwe have lead to more women providing the main source of income for their families, which may have caused rising tensions at home.
Jul 27, 2017
Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo)

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa

Tendai Maraire, the genius behind Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces, talks about his contributions to SAM's African Renaissance exhibit.
Aug 22, 2016
The UW's Zimarimba celebration honors the legacy of Zimbabwean marimba (pictured above) music at the UW (Courtesy of Serge Saint via Flickr)

UW School of Music celebrates sounds of Zimbabwe

The UW School of Music hosts a marimba workshop, discussion, and concert Friday Feb. 21st at the UW.
Feb 19, 2014

Zimbabwe poet finds inspiration in Seattle’s youth arts scene

Slam poet Michael Mabwe is back in Seattle, and looking to harness the energy of local youth arts organization to drive political change in Zimbabwe.
Feb 19, 2013