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After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold” as they endured an economic emergency.Tsitsi Dangarembga, whose latest book “This Mournable Body” has been...

CIVICUS, others condemn Zimbabwe continued crackdown on critics

Zimbabwe’s military and police continue the arrests of scores of critics/opposition figures after last week's aborted anti-government protest, according to reports.Global civil society alliance CIVICUS has condemned the action of the government, describing it as barbaric, the group also...

Zimbabwe police intensifies crackdown on journalists, opposition, scores arrested

Zimbabwean police has intensified crackdown on opposing voices in the wake of opposition defiance to embark on protest over corruptions in the President Mnangagwa led Zanu-PF government.Scores of protesters were arrested Friday including the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga...

Zimbabwe businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

Zimbabwe’s businesses were shut and streets deserted in the capital Harare early on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is under pressure to revive...

A day before planned protest, Zimbabwe shutdown streets, shops

Zimbabwe’s security forces on Thursday cleared people off streets of the capital Harare and forced shops to close, a day before planned anti-government protests during the worst economic crisis in nearly a decade.President Emmerson Mnangagwa has struggled to keep...

ZANU-PF calls US ambassador a ‘thug’, threaten to expel him

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has threatened the United States ambassador with expulsion, calling him a “thug” and accusing him of funding organizers of anti-government protests planned for Friday.Zimbabwe’s government in recent weeks has increasingly accused the U.S. Embassy of supporting...

Zimbabwe intensifies crackdown on critics, issues warrant for 14

Zimbabwe police on Monday launched a hunt for opposition and union activists, days after a prominent journalist was held for encouraging mass anti-corruption protests.The police appealed in a statement for information on the whereabouts of 14 well-known government critics...

Zimbabwe politician denied bail in anti-government protests case

A Zimbabwean court on Thursday denied bail to an opposition politician who called for protests against government corruption and rolled over a similar case against a journalist to Friday.Jacob Ngarivhume, who called for the 31 July street demonstrations with...

Zimbabwean journalist, opposition figure appear in court

A Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing alleged corruptions in government, now accused of plotting against the government is appearing in court in Harare.Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician he is accused of conspiring with to...

Zimbabwe announces virus curfew ahead of opposition protest

Ahead of an anti-government protests planned for next week, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday his government would impose a night-time curfew and tighten other measures to tackle rising coronavirus infections.The president backed the new order with a...
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