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Zimbabwe union leader surrenders to police after protests

The leader of Zimbabwe's main labour federation turned himself in to the police on Friday as another activist sought bail following violence during last week's anti-government protests, lawyers said Friday.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe union leader faces subversion charge after protests

A Zimbabwean union leader who backed a nationwide strike last week over fuel-price hikes was kept in custody on Wednesday, charged with trying to subvert the government and inciting violence.
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.

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.

Zimbabwean government deploys riot police in ‘hot spots’ as labour union calls for strike...

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly deployed riot police in "hot spots" after the country's largest labour union called for a national strike over a sharp rise in fuel prices.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Anger as President Mnangagwa raises gas prices in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans reacted with outrage Sunday to a sharp rise in the price of fuel announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.
Ayuba Wabba

NLC condemns police harassment, violence on Zimbabwean protesters

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned police harassment and violence on protesters in Zimbabwe on Thursday over poor economic conditions of workers in the country.

Zimbabwe crisis: Opposition lawmaker calls for Emmerson Mnangagwa’s impeachment

A Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker has reportedly called for the impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid a worsening economic crisis facing the southern African country.

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OLAMIJU ALAO-AKALA

Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

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