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Zimbabwe VP, Mohadi resigns amid sex scandal recordings

Zimbabwe's second Vice-President Mr. Kembo Mohadi has resigned a week after he denied accusations of sexual impropriety.Mr Mohadi, 71, repeated his defence that he was the victim of hacking and "voice cloning" after an online newspaper published lurid phone...

Zimbabwe arrests female activists for insulting police

Zimbabwe opposition activists and a member of parliament have been arrested for using abusive and obscene language against police officers.Police said the trio was arrested on Monday after holding a demonstration outside a government building in the capital, Harare.It...

Police arrest two in Zimbabwe for selling fake COVID-19 results

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested two men at the country’s northern Chirundu border post, the gateway to neighbouring Zambia, for selling fake COVID-19 test results, after a tip from the public.Zimbabwe has begun opening its borders and travelers are...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced major hospitals to turn away patients at a time the country is fighting the coronavirus...

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund offered to them calling it unfair.The group known as SADC Tribunal Rights Watch, said in...

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...
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