Zimbabwe protests: a timeline

2016-08-26 08:12

As opposition supporters in Harare brace for potential clashes with police during a planned march on Friday, here is a brief timeline of key dates in the protest movement in Zimbabwe over the last 18 months.

Zim govt warns protesters ahead of Friday march

2016-08-26 07:09

Zimbabwe’s home affairs minister says the government won’t tolerate any attempt to undermine peace in an apparent threat against a huge march by opposition parties on Friday.

Zim wages to be paid partly in bond notes - central bank governor

2016-08-19 12:44

Zimbabwe’s central bank chief has admitted that people will be paid in bond notes, despite earlier claims the notes were to be an incentive for exporters.

Zim bond notes 'worthless as soon as released' - MDC official

2016-08-17 15:34

Zimbabwe could be stacking up its new bank notes to a value of $2.5bn, but they will lose their value almost as soon as they're released onto the market, a senior MDC official has claimed.

Zim opposition vows to intensify calls for electoral reforms

2016-08-15 12:51

Zimbabwe's opposition political parties have vowed to intensify calls for electoral reforms ahead of the 2018 polls, a report says.

There's no going back now, says Pastor Evan Mawarire

Pastor Evan Mawarire is resolute following #ThisFlag protest, his arrest and release.

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Zimbabwe women in pot-beating protest against Mugabe

2016-07-16 21:10

Hundreds of women in Zimbabwe have demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe's government by beating pots, symbolising a nation facing starvation and economic hardships.

Rights groups slam charges against Zim pastor

2016-07-12 14:31

“These charges are baseless.” That was the reaction of a human rights lawyer after Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, who has led calls for peaceful stayaways, was charged with inciting public violence.

MDC thanks Zimbabweans for 'a resoundingly successful stay away'

2016-07-07 12:56

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change has thanked thousands of Zimbabwean for staging a "resoundingly successful" stay away.

Zim govt investigating 'third force' after violent Beitbridge protest

2016-07-04 16:16

Zimbabwean authorities have claimed that they are investigating a “third force” following a recent violent protest at the Beitbridge border gate, a report says.


Police won't stop our peaceful march, Zim's MDC says

2016-08-26 08:12

Zimbabwe’s main opposition parties have gone to court to block police from disrupting a march planned for Friday, the latest of a string of protests in the southern African country.

'Agents provocateurs' could be behind Harare riots, says Zim former minister

2016-08-25 11:22

A senior Zimbabwe opposition official has raised the possibility that "agents provocateurs" are behind looting and violence this week.

Brave Zim woman stands up to Mugabe's police

2016-08-18 14:43

A Zimbabwean woman has bravely stood up to President Robert Mugabe’s brutal riot police while her fellow protesters scattered during demonstrations against the proposed introduction of bond notes.

We’ve no regrets supporting war veterans, says Zim’s MDC

2016-08-17 12:58

Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, has said that it will never regret supporting the country's embattled former freedom fighters.

Zim opposition moves to impeach Mugabe

2016-08-11 17:31

Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has again tabled a motion of no confidence against President Robert Mugabe, says a report.

We are telling the world our story, says Zim protest pastor

2016-07-18 20:22

Freed protest pastor Evan Mawarire says Zimbabweans are finally telling the world their story – and nothing’s going to stop them.

Zim riot police, MDC supporters clash in Harare

2016-07-15 12:29

Zimbabwean riot police clashed with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's supporters who had gather to welcome him back home after a month long hospital stay in South Africa, reports say.

Zim police call in protest pastor for questioning

2016-07-12 09:45

Police in the Zimbabwean capital Harare have called a popular church pastor in for questioning ahead of another planned stay-away this week.

'Go about your normal business', Zim govt tells firms, schools on eve of shutdown

2016-07-06 07:10

President Robert Mugabe’s government has ordered citizens to “go about their normal business” on Wednesday as tensions rose ahead of calls for a national shutdown in Zimbabwe.

'Get well soon Save': Zimbabweans react to Tsvangirai's cancer announcement

2016-06-27 19:00

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to send their "get well soon" messages following the news that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has cancer of the colon.

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