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Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Fanuel Mapfumo has been unable to lift heavy objects since a Zimbabwe police officer fractured his left arm as he was covering a story last August. The 28-year-old journalist was filming a banned protest in the capital Harare when it happened. Opposition supporters were voicing their …

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Zimbabwean police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters on Wednesday after barring a planned address by the main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, AFP journalists said. Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside the Harare headquarters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) after the party …

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Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy. Today, he looks back at that time with bitterness, his hope of a better life dashed on the rocks of poverty …

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FDC blasts Nandala Mafabi over Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) rapped their secretary general for attending Independence Day ceremonies in Sironko district. FDC say it passed a resolution barring its members from attending events presided over by President Museveni. FDC officials led by party spokesperson Ibrahim …

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President Museveni defends Chinese loans

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President, Yoweri Museveni has praised the Chinese Government for extending loans to Uganda and Africa where other partners have been hesitant. He was fielding questions at a press conference he jointly addressed with visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House Entebbe ahead of today’s …

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Zimbabweans cold-shoulder Mugabe national mourning

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Flags flew at half mast in Harare on Saturday, but a day after former president Robert Mugabe’s death many Zimbabweans preferred to work as usual than publicly mourn the independence hero turned despot. President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a period of national mourning on Friday following Mugabe’s …

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Zimbabwe begins national mourning for hero-turned-despot Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe was on Saturday due to begin a period of national mourning following the death of Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. As Zimbabweans expressed sharply divided opinions about Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his predecessor had been declared …

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