Zimbabwe

Report: Walmart, GM Lobby U.S. to Hide Import Data that Could Reveal Slave, Child Labor

The Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday that a coalition of major U.S. companies, including Walmart and General Motors, is quietly lobbying the government to make certain import data confidential — a change that would make it much more difficult for journalists and human rights activists to link imported goods to abusive labor practices abroad, including forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province and child labor in Africa.

Children wait in line to receive food distribution from a local supermarket at an evacuation center in Dondo, about 35km north from Beira, Mozambique, on March 27, 2019. - Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique following the cyclone that ravaged the country killing at least 468 people, …

Zimbabwe: Measles Outbreak Kills at Least 157 Children

Zimbabwe’s latest outbreak of measles — an infectious viral disease that typically occurs during childhood — has killed at least 157 children in the country in recent weeks and caused more than 2,000 cases of the disease nationwide, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.

Children wear face masks while attending a social event in Epworth, Harare, in this Friday, June, 11, 2021 photo. Zimbabwe has opened up COVID-19 vaccination to the majority of teen children, while also allowing fully vaccinated people to eat in restaurants as a devastating third wave recedes and previously hesitant …

South Africa Erects Roadblocks to Stop Wave of Zimbabwe Migrants

South Africa’s government recently erected four separate checkpoints along its border with Zimbabwe in an effort to detect and arrest “hundreds of undocumented Zimbabweans” who have crossed into South Africa illegally in recent days, the online newspaper New Zimbabwe reported on Tuesday.

A South African Police Service (SAPS) officer interacts with a driver who's crossing from Zimbabwe into South Africa using the Beitbridge border post, near Musina, South Africa, on January 8, 2021. (Photo by Guillem Sartorio / AFP) (Photo by GUILLEM SARTORIO/AFP via Getty Images)

China Buys Up Support in War-Torn Third World

The Chinese government is racking up favors from Third World leaders by intervening in conflict zones to offer economic support and security assistance, buying itself positions everywhere from Africa to the Middle East.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …