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Diplomats warn Zimbabwe against using coronavirus to restrict citizen rights

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling party has dismissed as “rubbish” a statement by Western diplomats warning Zimbabwe’s government not to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a...
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Zimbabwe bishops denounce ‘unprecedented’ state crackdown

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Zimbabwe’s influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an “unprecedented” government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses....
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Arrested Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga freed

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Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga, was freed on bail on Saturday following her arrest during anti-government protests a day earlier, an...
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Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

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Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by activists...
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Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

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Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...
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Zimbabwe clears streets, shops close ahead of planned protests

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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...
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Zimbabwe minister, who helped plot Robert Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

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Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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UN warns Zimbabwe against using pandemic for clampdown

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The UN’s high commissioner for human rights on Friday warned Zimbabwe against using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext for restricting freedoms, after an investigative...
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Zimbabwe journalist arrested amid storm over $60m Covid-19 supplies scandal

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Zimbabwean police on Monday arrested an investigative journalist who exposed alleged corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 medical supplies, a matter that involves the first...
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Zimbabwe accuses mobile phone operator Econet of money laundering

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Zimbabwean police have issued a warrant against the largest mobile phone operator Econet Wireless to hand over a list of its mobile money transactions and...