ARTICLES RELATING TO ZIMBABWE PROTESTS

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

2019-01-28 11:01

Zimbabwe's widely respected brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it became a symbol of the regime during anti-government demonstrators that turned into violent looting and arson. Read more...

What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown

2019-01-22 19:46

To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians, writes The Conversation.

Zimbabwe charges labour leader with subversion

2019-01-22 11:06

Zimbabwe police have charged the leader of the country's largest labor union with subverting the constitutional government.

Zim President Mnangagwa returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

2019-01-22 05:51

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Harare after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown

LATEST: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

2019-01-21 15:12

A spokesperson for Zimbabwe's largest trade union says police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo

Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

2019-01-20 10:45

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire remains in detention

2019-01-18 19:10

A magistrate in Zimbabwe says there is reasonable suspicion that a well-known pastor accused of subversion amid nationwide protests committed an offense, and has set another hearing for January 31.

LATEST: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

2019-01-18 12:13

Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on pretests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital Harare.

Zimbabwe: Months of protests against high prices

2019-01-18 08:04

Several months of protests in Zimbabwe over shortages of basic goods, inflation and the depreciation of the local currency have escalated into riots after the government doubled the price of fuel.

Zimbabwe president says 'monumental task' to fix economy

2019-01-17 10:09

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for calm, as he vowed to tackle the "monumental task" of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.

 

South African diplomacy on Zimbabwe can remain quiet – but it must get tough

2019-01-28 06:00

South Africa needs to make life as uncomfortable as possible for members of Zimbabwe's government, writes The Conversation.

LATEST: Zimbabwe rights commission says 8 killed

2019-01-22 12:12

The government-backed Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission says it has documented eight deaths in a days-long crackdown on protests over a dramatic fuel price increase.

'I'm happy that the country is quiet,' says Zim president as he arrives home after protest crackdown

2019-01-22 08:11

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is "happy that the country is quiet", after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address Zimbabwe's economic crisis and crackdown.

Zim High Court rules internet shutdown illegal, orders govt to restore full internet to the country

2019-01-21 17:25

Zimbabwe's High Court has ordered the government to restore full internet to the country. The court ruled that the government's shutdown of the internet was illegal.

Zim president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

2019-01-20 20:04

Zimbabwe's president he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

LATEST: Zimbabwe groups say at least 12 killed in unrest

2019-01-19 10:02

A collection of Zimbabwe human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed, at least 78 have been shot and more than 240 have faced "assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment" in a crackdown on protests that began on Monday over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.

UN denounces Zimbabwe's 'excessive use of force'

2019-01-18 13:09

The United Nations human rights office is denouncing reported "excessive use of force" by Zimbabwe's security forces against protesters opposed to dramatic fuel price increases and austerity measures.

Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid unrest

2019-01-18 10:02

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.

EU slams 'disproportionate' use of force in Zimbabwe

2019-01-18 05:52

The EU has decried the disproportionate use of force by Zimbabwe authorities during protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds.

Zimbabwe doctor group reports 68 gunshot wounds

2019-01-17 05:53

In a grim recounting, the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says it has treated 68 cases of gunshot wounds amid a government crackdown on protests over a fuel price hike.

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