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  • Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of People's Liberation Army of China, accused Washington of being the mastermind behind a conspiracy to deprive Africa of peace and prosperity and lauded anti-West dictators at an April 27 banquet in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Associated Press)

    Inside China: General hits U.S. in Africa

    A top Chinese defense official has accused Washington of being the mastermind behind a conspiracy to deprive Africa of peace and prosperity, and lauded anti-West dictators.

  • 2 men sentenced in Ohio tax fraud case

    Two men from Zimbabwe (zeem-BAH'-bway) charged with using the identities of hundreds of Americans to file false tax returns in a Cincinnati-based scheme have been sentenced.

  • Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera, east of  Harare, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. In July, Mugabe who has ruled the nation for 33 years since 1980, won disputed elections for another five-year term that will take him to age 94.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Inside China: Long march to Africa

    China is set to establish military bases in key spots of Africa, directly challenging the military presence of the U.S. and the European Union.

  • Former US Rep says he is in hiding in South Africa

    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Tuesday he is in hiding in South Africa after being deported from Zimbabwe because he fears for his life for threatening to expose allegedly illegal business dealings between American businessmen and the southern African country.

  • Ex-US Rep. Reynolds says he's hiding in S. Africa

    Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds says he's in hiding after being deported from Zimbabwe for allegedly staying in the country with an expired visa.

  • ** FILE ** Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, center left, prepares to enter a prison truck while handcuffed  following his court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Thursday, Feb.  20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Former Rep. Mel Reynolds fined, deported from Zimbabwe

    Former Rep. Mel Reynolds was deported to the United States over charges he violated immigration laws in Zimbabwe.

  • ** FILE ** Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, center left, prepares to enter a prison truck while handcuffed  following his court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Thursday, Feb.  20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Zimbabwe judge dismisses charge against ex-US rep

    A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country's immigration laws.

  • Former U S Congressman, Mel Reynolds, arrives to appear at the magistrates courts in Harare, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Reynolds was arrested  in Zimbabwe for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Ex-US congressman to reappear in Zimbabwe court

    The lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday his client needed more time to understand the "essential elements" of the charges he faces after he failed to enter a plea on charges of violating immigration law.

  • Former U S Congressman, Mel Reynolds, arrives to appear at the magistrates courts in Harare, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Reynolds was arrested  in Zimbabwe for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Zimbabwe: Former US Rep Reynolds pleads not guilty

    Visibly exhausted, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday to charges of possessing pornography and must spend another night in jail before he can apply for bail.

  • Former U S Congressman, Mel Reynolds, arrives to appear at the magistrates courts in Harare, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Reynolds was arrested  in Zimbabwe for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Former US congressman arrives at Zimbabwe court

    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, who was arrested in Zimbabwe on Monday for allegedly possessing pornography and violating immigration laws, has arrived at the Magistrates Court in the capital Harare where he awaits proceedings.

  • ** FILE ** This Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, shows former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

    Former Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on allegations he possessed pornographic material and violated immigration laws, an immigration official in the African country told The Associated Press.

  • In this photo taken Oct. 25, 2013 and provided by Luke Steyn, shows Luke Steyn during practice on the ski slopes in Colorado. The 20-year-old Steyn will be Zimbabwe's first Winter Olympics athlete when he races in the slalom and giant slalom at the 2014 Games in Sochi. (AP Photo)

    Zimbabwe sends 1st athlete to Winter Olympics

    Zimbabwe has seen a sprinkling of snow only once, and it wasn't even in Luke Steyn's lifetime.

  • FILE - This file publicity image released by AMC shows Danai Gurira as Michonne in a scene from the series "The Walking Dead," which resumes episodes from its fourth season on Feb. 9. When she's not killing zombies on the rural Georgia set of The Walking Dead, Gurira is in Atlanta shopping for costumes for her own production or directing performances of it in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/AMC, Gene Page)

    Growing up in Africa impacts "Walking Dead" actor

    Growing up in Zimbabwe and visiting South Africa as a young woman helped forge Danai Gurira's passion for producing theater in Africa.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mandela's not-so-peaceful past

    David Keene imagines that without Nelson Mandela, "South Africa could easily have taken the course that destroyed what was once Rhodesia and is today Zimbabwe" ("Nelson Mandela's legacy," Commentary, Dec. 9). I remember the State Department's No. 2 official in the Africa division, Jeff Davidow, prematurely crowing, "Zimbabwe is a success." South Africa today appears to be on the same downward path as Zimbabwe.

  • ** FILE ** Associated Press

    Poachers in Zimbabwe poison 87 elephants for ivory: report

    Zimbabwe officials reported that 87 elephants have been poisoned with cyanide by ivory poachers in Hwange National Park since May.

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