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Zimbabwe vows bold economic turnaround despite surging prices

Zimbabwe's finance minister painted an optimistic outlook for his country on Tuesday, despite protests over fuel prices that human rights groups say have left at least a dozen people dead.
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Zimbabwe’s President Calls Violence by Security Forces ‘Unacceptable’

At least 12 people have died and more than 300 wounded
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Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa skips Davos over protests

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns home instead of attending the Davos economic summit in Switzerland.
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Zimbabwe president says 'heads will roll' after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called violence by the country's security forces "unacceptable and a betrayal" following deadly protests last week sparked by a sharp fuel price hike.
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Zimbabwean leader says 'heads will roll' after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called violence by the country's security forces "unacceptable and a betrayal" following deadly protests last week sparked by a sharp fuel price hike.
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Mnangagwa promises investigation of brutal Zimbabwe crackdown

Security forces apparently targeted opposition and union officials during fuel protestsZimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has called for a “national dialogue” and promised an investigation into widespread violence by security forces in recent days, after cutting short an overseas trip.The brutal crackdown followed protests last week against a doubling of the fuel price, which led to rioting and sporadic looting. Continue reading...
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Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns home instead of attending the Davos economic summit in Switzerland.
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Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president calls violence by security forces “unacceptable” and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called for a “national dialogue” among political parties. He spoke upon returning home after skipping […]
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Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after protest crackdown

Police and soldiers launched a large-scale operation against suspected protesters last week, which was triggered by a rise in fuel prices
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Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns home instead of attending the Davos economic summit in Switzerland.
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Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid violence

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns home instead of attending the Davos economic summit in Switzerland.
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Social media access restored in Zimbabwe by court order

Access to social media platforms in Zimbabwe was reinstated on Monday, hours after a court deemed the government's internet shutdown illegal.
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Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown.
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WhatsApp will only let people forward messages 5 times to fight fake news

WhatsApp is limiting the number of times users can forward messages on to each other from 20 to five, Reuters reports. The change applies to all users. WhatsApp's vice president for policy and communications Victoria Grand announced the change in Jakarta on Monday. The messaging app has already trialled the five-forwards restriction in India, where a series of high-profile lynchings were supposedly sparked by false information going viral on the app. WhatsApp users will now only be able to fo...
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Zimbabwe court says internet shutdown during protests was illegal

Judge Owen Tagu made the ruling as legal challenges began to a brutal clampdown on dissent by the government. "It has become very clear that the minister has no authority to make the directive," Tagu said in his ruling, ordering mobile operators to "to unconditionally resume the provision of full and unrestricted services to all subscribers forthwith". Critics had accused President Emmeson Mnangagwa's government of shutting off the internet to prevent evidence of its heavyhandedness being broa...
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Zimbabwe blocked internet access, so Anonymous DDoS’d the government’s websites

For several days, starting on Monday 14 January 2019, Zimbabweans have been without Internet access. This is as a result of the Southern Afrikan country’s government, under rumored instructions from General Chiwenga and the leadership of President Emerson Mnangagwa, decided to threaten and ordered all 4 of the country’s telecommunications to shut off the Internet completely. The Zimbabwean Internet shutdown follows a week of protests by Zimbabweans against the recently raised fuel price and the ...
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Zimbabwe court says internet shutdown illegal as more civilians detained

In his interim ruling, High Court Judge Owen Tagu told mobile operators to immediately and unconditionally resume full services to all subscribers. The sporadic blackout, ordered by Security Minister Owen Ncube, began on Tuesday following the start of protests against a rise in fuel prices that turned violent. On Monday police arrested Japhet Moyo, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, which called for a stay-at-home strike last week in conjunction with the fuel protest.
Tags: News, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Owen Ncube, Owen Tagu, Japhet Moyo


Zimbabwe high court orders government to restore full internet

Blackout on social media apps continues after arrests, strikes and protests over fuel pricesZimbabwe’s high court has ordered the country’s government to restore the internet in full, ruling that the security minister did not have the power to issue such a directive.The court said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the authority to make such an order. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Africa, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa


The Latest: Zimbabwe court rules internet shutdown illegal

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local):
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Zimbabwe opposition accuses government of brutal crackdown

An opposition leader says many party members, including four MPs, have been arrested.
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Zimbabwe Says Tweet About Palace Coup Talk Was Fake

Bloomberg erroneously reported earlier that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman, George Charamba, dismissed rumors of a palace coup, citing a tweet from the account. Charamba does not have a Twitter account, Regis Chikowore, principal director at the information ministry, said by phone.
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SA denies Zim loan request

Zimbabwe is already in arrears with the AfDB, the IMF and the Word Bank
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Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s capital is returning to normal Monday, after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed. Most shops and businesses have reopened, although many people are stocking up on food items in case the […]
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Zimbabwe: South Africa refused emergency loan request

The fuel price hike that sparked protests was imposed shortly after South Africa refused the loan.
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Zimbabwe's leader skipping World Economic Forum in Davos after violent protests

In the wake of violent protests across Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced he will skip the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week.
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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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Zimbabwe warns brutal crackdown is 'foretaste of things to come'

Presidential spokesman’s words add to concerns over harsh response to protestsA brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe that has followed protests against fuel price rises is “just a foretaste of things to come”, the president’s spokesman has said.The harsh words will increase concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in the poor southern African country, coming after a week in which police and soldiers have beaten civilians, shot 12 people dead and detained at least 600 people, many without ...
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Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president announced on Sunday 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. President Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to come home from a two-week […]
Tags: News, Nation, Zimbabwe, World Economic Forum, Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe AP


Zimbabwe protests: Crackdown is just a 'taste of things to come'

At least 12 people reportedly died in protests sparked by a sharp rise in fuel prices.
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‘I’ve been robbed by the state:’ Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at least […]
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