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Zimbabwean president retires four army generals

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has retired four senior generals to diplomatic services on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe opposition official Tendai Biti convicted of false declaration

A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July.
Rescued miners sit in a tent after rains flooded mines west of Harare [Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi- AP Photo]

Eight rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mines

Eight miners have been rescued from two flooded mine shafts west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, officials have said, although dozens more miners are still missing and feared dead.

South Africa’s ruling ANC pledges to assist Zimbabwe

The South African government and the ANC are singing from different hymn books when it comes to the current crisis in Zimbabwe, whose citizens have taken to the streets over the past few weeks in protest against massive fuel price hikes recently imposed by the government.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.
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Mob kills Ugandan DJ for playing ‘boring music’

A Ugandan Disc Jockey (DJ) identified as Jerry Okirwoth, was reportedly killed by concert-goers for playing ‘boring music’.

Zimbabwe leader angered by video of security forces’ abuse

Zimbabwe's president on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown.
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Zimbabwe scrambles to ease passengers’ woes after protests

An ecstatic Zimbabwean passenger Shylot Sibanda screams with joy as he boards a bus from downtown Harare to the township of Budiriro. The fare has been slashed to a third of what he paid last week.

Zimbabwe government pledges to probe abuse, rape claims against security forces

Zimbabwe’s government has pledged to “thoroughly” investigate allegations of abuse and rape levelled against its security forces during a brutal crackdown to quell last week’s anti-government protests.
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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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, shows Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe arriving to address the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 23, 2018, about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Kevin Hagen

Nearly $1 million in cash stolen from Robert Mugabe’s house, court told

Nearly a million dollars in cash was stolen from a suitcase owned by ousted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Friday, as three suspects including a relative of the former leader face trial for the theft.
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.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
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.

Zimbawean security forces express ‘grave concern’ over increasing acts of violence

Zimbabwean security forces have expressed grave concern over the increasing acts of violence in the country, following protests by civilians over hikes in fuel prices.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.
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Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

The US embassy in Zimbabwe says it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labour leaders. A local doctors' rights group says it has treated 68 gunshot cases.

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