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Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 After days of intermittent blackouts at the order of the Zimbabwe’s Minister of State for National Security, ISPs have restored conn...
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The Guardian view on Zimbabwe’s crackdown: Mugabe went, but the regime lives on | Editorial

The ruthless crushing of protests shows how little has changed since Emmerson Mnangagwa took overPeople do not always want to be proved right. Many Zimbabweans watching the brutal crackdown on protests this weekend were the same people who had celebrated Robert Mugabe’s ousting in 2017. But they had tempered their optimism by warning that only very limited and superficial improvements were likely. They predicted that the successful coup would further embolden the military, and that putting in ch...
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Zimbabwe president ends foreign tour after protests

The crackdown has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military 14 months ago
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Socialism and the vicious circle of child marriage

Socialism and the vicious circle of child marriage She was the brightest girl in her class, and 13-year-old Maureen dreamed of an education that would get her out of the poverty that bogged down her hometown of Mudzi, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. Her parents promised to pay her tuition – but her family hit hard times. Instead, her father married off the young adolescent to a middle-aged man. “When my parents told me about the marriage I couldn’t believe it, bec...
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Zimbabwean activists on run as protests crackdown raises spectre of Mugabe era

Security forces arrest hundreds since ‘stay-at-home’ protest called by unionsHundreds of activists remain in hiding in Zimbabwe, on the fifth day of the worst government crackdown since the ousting of Robert Mugabe.Soldiers and unidentified armed men conducted door-to-door searches in poor areas of cities on Friday, dragging “random” residents out of homes to be beaten and often detained, activists said. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights said it had treated 68 cases of gunshot...
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Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse. Doctors describe grim […]
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South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, wife of deposed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, over the alleged assault of a South African model in August 2017.
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Zimbabweans protest ‘cocktail of lies’ amid economic decline

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is under growing pressure one year after taking office following the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Tensions remain high after July’s disputed election […]
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Zimbabwe: opposition leaders launch new attempt to share power

Political uncertainty remains as ousted president Mugabe is bedridden and unable to walkOpposition leaders in Zimbabwe say they will launch a new attempt this week to put pressure on the president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his ruling Zanu-PF party to share power. Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in the former British colony, said a rally on Thursday in Harare would call for a “transitional authority” to “move the country forward”.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe in Singapore for medical treatment, unable to walk

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, though he should return home next week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. Mugabe, 94, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup. Mnangagwa told ruling ZANU-PF supporters at a rally in Murombedzi, Mugabe's village some 100 k...
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Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical care and now unable to walk because of ill health and old age, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. Mnangagwa told his ZANU-PF party supporters at a rally that the 94-year-old Mugabe had been receiving medical care in Singapore for the past two months.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months. “He can no longer walk but we will continue to […]
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe no longer able to walk, president says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday.
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Robert Mugabe No Longer Able to Walk, Zimbabwean President Says

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 94-year-old former president, is no longer able to walk, his successor said Saturday. Mugabe has been receiving treatment in a Singapore hospital for the past two months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters in Murombedzi, 110 kilometres (68 miles) west of the capital, Harare. Mugabe had been due to return Oct. 15, but is now expected back next week. “We have just received a message that he is much better now and will return on November 30. He can n...
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The Year of the Crocodile

It’s been exactly a year since Robert Mugabe resigned, but Zimbabwe is still the house that Bob built
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Zimbabwe: The year since Mugabe's ousting

​Here is a summary of key developments since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe a year ago
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Zimbabwe: the year since Mugabe's ousting

Here is a summary of key developments since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe a year ago after 37 years in charge of the southern African country. Military generals had seized power days earlier after he fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, amid concern Mugabe was positioning his wife Grace to succeed him. Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe from South Africa the following day, having fled after his dismissal two weeks earlier.
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1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘What has changed?’

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power after 37 years in power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe’s firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans danced […]
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Zimbabwe's economic crisis will deepen without aid, ruling party warns

Petrol, food and medicine shortages bite as Zanu-PF faces consequences of decades of misrule by Robert MugabeZimbabwe will plunge further into economic crisis unless international lenders provide aid to the heavily indebted former British colony, senior officials from the Zanu-PF ruling party have said.In recent days, some vital commodities have become scarce, with motorists in Harare, the capital, spending a night in their cars in queues outside petrol stations, supermarkets rationing purchases...
Tags: Africa, World news, Aid, Global development, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zanu PF, Robert MugabeZimbabwe


Zimbabwe needs aid to prevent further crisis, warns ruling party

Petrol, food and medicine shortages bite as country deals with legacy of Robert MugabeZimbabwe will plunge further into economic crisis unless international lenders provide aid to the heavily indebted former British colony, senior officials from the Zanu-PF ruling party have said.In recent days, some vital commodities have become scarce, with motorists in Harare, the capital, spending a night in their cars in queues outside petrol stations, supermarkets rationing purchases or shutting entirely, ...
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Archbishop John Sentamu will retire in 2020

From Anglican News: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will retire on 7 June 2020 – Trinity Sunday – three days ahead of his 71st birthday, it was announced today. Church of England clergy are required to retire at the age of 70, but the Queen, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, has the power in her discretion to extend that for up to one year if she considers that there are special circumstances which make it desirable to do so. Before he retires, Archbishop Sentamu will take p...
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Zimbabwe’s new artistic freedoms are tested by film on Matabeleland violence

Documentary on 1980s massacres screened as director faces threatsA film about the massacre of tens of thousands of civilians in Zimbabwe more than 30 years ago was screened on Saturday in Bulawayo, despite a campaign of pressure and intimidation aimed at its director by police and intelligence agents.Observers have described the release of the documentary as a litmus test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power in the former British colony when Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in...
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'Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

Locals say conditions have deteriorated since July’s contentious election, as world powers keep their distanceZimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July.The poll, the first after the military takeover that led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe, was won by the ageing autocrat’s former righthand man, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Continue reading...
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'I looked at her lustfully, then kissed her,' Mugabe on wooing his wife

Robert Mugabe is no longer Zimbabwe's president, yet his name and presence still dominate news and conversations in the country. The 94-year-old had the country buzzing after sharing intimate details of how he wooed his wife.
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Zimbabwe president names new finance minister to revive economy

Ncube has the tough task of reviving an economy wrecked under Robert Mugabe, who was ousted last yea
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Mugabe reconciles with the man who ousted him after Mnangagwa sends private jet to pick up Grace

Robert Mugabe has forgiven Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who threw him out of power last year, and says that the new president is the right man to rule Zimbabwe.  Mr Mugabe, 94, on Thursday said: "There was an election. Zanu-PF was represented by Emmerson Mnangagwa and [Nelson] Chamisa represented MDC-Alliance and results came out saying the person who won was Emmerson Mnangagwa.  "We have accepted the result and we hope that we will continue respecting the will of the people. The gun does not and...
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Zimbabwe president names new finance minister to revive economy

Zimbabwe's newly-inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday named respected economist Mthuli Ncube as finance minister to revive the country's battered economy in the first cabinet since his election in a disputed vote. Ncube, an Oxford University professor who is a former vice president of the African Development Bank, has the tough task of reviving an economy wrecked under Robert Mugabe, who was ousted last year. Mnangagwa, who has vowed fixing the economy as his priority, announced ...
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Zimbabwe’s president and former leader Mugabe reconcile

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe has reconciled with the man who replaced him. The 94-year-old Mugabe had refused to recognize the rule of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and said before the July 30 election that he wouldn’t vote for the ruling party. But Mugabe on Thursday said he accepted Mnangagwa’s leadership because […]
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Travel: Summer vacation in Namibia is magical, fun, disturbing

Zebras work out some issues in Etosha National Park in Namibia. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) A group struggles up a dune in Namibia called, “Big Daddy,” one of the tallest dunes in the world at 1,273 feet. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A wounded rhino shot just behind the left ear heads toward a waterhole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. (Photo courtesy of Nadine Bekavak) The Deadvlei area of Namibia is a favorite of photog...
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe accepts disputed election result

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who had vowed not to vote for his old party in July elections, on Thursday said he accepted the outcome of the disputed poll. Mugabe said on the eve of the ballot he hoped his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party would be voted out of office, complaining they had "tormented" him when he was removed from power following a military intervention last year. Mnangagwa won the election taking 50.8 percent of the vote -- just enough to a...
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