President Robert Mugabe's security forces have arrested democracy activists for watching videos of the Tunisian revolt and have also detained members of the opposition party.
The incident in Zimbabwe is part of a larger crackdown south of the Sahara on pro-democracy activists, many of whom have been inspired by Tunisia and Egypt.
In Zimbabwe, a police officer's request at a security checkpoint demonstrated his passion for reading.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is warily eyeing the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Some analysts say those are prompting him to speed up elections and intensify an intimidation campaign against the opposition.
Grace Mugabe has filed a $15 million lawsuit against a popular independent newspaper after they published a story citing alleging her involvement in illegal diamond deals.
Zimbabwean migrant workers in South Africa who head home every Christmas are joined this year by thousands who need to leave the country to renew their asylum status.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai could pull out, leading to early elections that would favor President Mugabe, whose far-reaching powers haven't yet been curbed by promised constitutional reform.
On her first trip to a Zimbabwe in turmoil, this taxi driver had made her feel safe.
A lion attack on a man in a Zimbabwe park illustrates a growing problem – illegal hunting is pushing animals into parks, where they are in close contact with humans.
Henry Okah, the former leader of the Nigerian rebel group that claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed 12 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Friday, is due in South African court Monday.