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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.

Zimbabwe’s teachers unions to strike next week over pay

Zimbabwe's teachers unions say they will strike for better salaries starting on Tuesday after plans for a collective action by all civil servants failed.
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.

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.
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.
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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.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Rights groups worried over deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe

Rights groups say they are worried about deteriorating human rights in Zimbabwe, as a popular activist spends another weekend in jail after the High Court deferred his bail application ruling until Tuesday.

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.

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.
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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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.

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.

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