ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

We're worried about violence shown by some Zim police, says EU

2016-08-31 08:08

Ahead of a planned national stay-away in Zimbabwe, the EU has expressed its concern at rising cases of police violence towards protesters.

Zimbabwe protest leader denied bail amid rising dissent

2016-08-30 13:03

A leader behind a spate of recent anti-government demonstrations in Zimbabwe has been denied bail after he appeared in court on public violence charges ahead of fresh protests due this week.

Who's who in Zimbabwe's anti-government struggle?

2016-08-30 10:20

Who’s heading Zimbabwe’s struggle on the ground now that #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire has had to leave the country?

'We won't tolerate protests anymore,' says Mugabe spokesman

2016-08-29 22:57

Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba has said that opposition protests in Harare last week 'crossed a line'.

Be a man and face opposition, Zambia’s Lungu told

2016-08-29 14:35

Saccord has urged Zambian President Edgar Lungu to be a man and face the opposition to help map the way forward in addressing the country's political conflict.

Zim police violated peoples' rights, says rights commission

2016-08-29 08:49

The state-funded Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has said that police violated the rights of Zimbabweans during recent protests in an unprecedented slap on the wrist for President Robert Mugabe’s government.

'Abducted' Zim activist is now in police custody - lawyer

2016-08-26 21:13

A Zimbabwean activist who was reported abducted during protests in Harare has been found in police custody, a human rights lawyer says.

As it happened: Zim's anti-Mugabe protest

2016-08-26 17:30

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe opposition parties go ahead with the planned grand demonstration to press for the implementation of electoral reforms.

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.

 

68 protesters appear in Zimbabwe court over police clashes

2016-08-30 14:51

A Zimbabwean court is hearing the bail applications for 68 protesters charged with public violence following last week’s clashes with police.

Zim activist's disappearance 'sends chilling message to Mugabe critics'

2016-08-30 11:49

The continued failure by Zimbabwean authorities to account for the whereabouts of pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara is a worrying sign for democracy in the country, Amnesty International has said.

Converting tweets into feet: Can Zimbabwe’s social media activism oust Robert Mugabe?

2016-08-30 10:19

Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a “Mugabe Must Go” protest in the capital Harare.

I survived 5 assassination attempts, Malawi leader claims

2016-08-29 16:49

Malawi leader Peter Mutharika has said the culture of hatred resulted in him being hunted like a criminal at the time he was campaigning for the presidency.

Zanu-PF keen on declaring a state of emergency in Zim, MDC claims

2016-08-29 10:57

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly expressed concern that President Robert Mugabe could soon declare state of emergency in a bid to stop protests.

Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

2016-08-27 17:59

Zimbabwe police arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, as the president warns against an Arab Spring type of revolution.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

2016-08-26 20:14

Zimbabwean police have used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

2016-08-26 08:40

A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

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.

PHOTOS: As Zim reaches tipping point, Mugabe checks potatoes

2016-08-25 20:03

Crisis-hit Zimbabwe may be reaching a tipping point, but the First Family wants to prove it’s carrying on as if everything is normal.

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