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TP Mazembe thrash Club Africain 8-0 to set CAF Champions League record

Democratic Republic of Congo outfit TP Mazembe crushed Tunisian visitors Club Africain 8-0 Saturday to achieve a record winning margin for a CAF Champions League group match.
Sibusisiwe Gumbo, a 46-year-old female fire-fighter, poses for a photograph on January 26, 2019 at the main fire station in Famona district, in Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo. – The city’s fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it has been thrust into the frontline by demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson. (Photo by Zinyange Auntony / AFP)

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

Zimbabwe’s widely respected fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it became a symbol of the regime during anti-government demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwean doctors treat 68 people of gunshot wounds, hundreds arrested

Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday said they had treated almost 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.

Zimbabwe president says ‘monumental task’ to fix economy

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday called for calm as he vowed to tackle the "monumental task" of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.
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Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.

Police detain leading Zimbabwe activist after protests

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was detained by police on Wednesday when he was taken from his house in a widening crackdown after anti-government protests, AFP reporters witnessed.
Pictures emerging on social media show some of the chaos in Bulawayo as protesters took to the streets. Police appeared to be overwhelmed. 'The people are angry. We are going back to the station because they outnumber us,' a police officer told journalists.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas as crackdown tightens

Zimbabwe police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the second city of Bulawayo on Tuesday, a day after the country was rocked by violent demonstrations against a sharp hike in fuel prices.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

One confirmed dead, 200 arrested in Zimbabwe riots

One person was killed and over 200 arrested during protests in Harare over fuel price hike and worsening economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s security minister, Owen Ncube, has said.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

Zimbabwe protests after petrol and diesel price hike

Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.
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Zimbabweans protest against fuel price hike

Protesters barricaded roads and burned tires in a suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Monday, two days after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a massive fuel price hike in an effort to stem a deepening economic crisis.

Man seeks divorce over inability to satisfy wife

A Zimbabwean man, Danmore Matema, has gone to court, seeking a divorce from his wife, Jesca Chaza, on the grounds that he is unable to satisfy her.
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Gas tank explosion kills 42 passengers

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.

Teenager kills mum for borrowing money without repaying

A Zimbabwean teenager, Tinashe Tidziwani, 19, has allegedly murdered his mother after she was unable to repay a 50 cent loan, he had given her earlier.
A supporter of Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance push a barrel in front of a fire in Harare on August 1, 2018, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. Protests in Zimbabwe's historic elections turned bloody on August 1 as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and the president appealed for calm. The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw./ AFP PHOTO / Luis TATO

Zimbabwe: From Robert Mugabe’s ouster to bloody election

Zimbabwe’s first elections since the removal of long-standing president Robert Mugabe turned violent when troops opened fire on protests against alleged voting fraud, killing at least three people.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa calls for calm amid clashes

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe called for calm on Wednesday as opposition supporters clashed with police in central Harare ahead of the announcement of this week’s presidential election results.

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