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Booker prize-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested in Zimbabwe

Author of This Mournable Body detained as part of sweeping crackdown by security agencies. Tsitsi Dangarembga, the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist who was nominated for the Booker prize longlist earlier this week, was arrested on Friday amid a sweeping crackdown by security agencies ahead of planned anti-corruption demonstrations. Hundreds of police and soldiers […]

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US Summons Zimbabwe ambassador after insult over protests

The United States on Tuesday summoned Zimbabwe’s ambassador after the ruling party insulted the US envoy in Harare and accused him of fomenting anti-corruption protests. Patrick Chinamasa, spokesman for the ruling Zanu-PF party, on Monday called US Ambassador Brian Nicholls “a thug” and threatened to expel him. “Comments from Zanu-PF […]

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Arrest Chinamasa for inciting violence: Crisis Coalition

By Marvellous Kumalo The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) dismisses ZANU PF Acting Spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa’s baseless and senseless utterances that the Coalition, together with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) among others were terrorist organisations promoting anti-people activities during a press conference at the party’s headquarters. The Crisis […]

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Viral politics and economics in Zimbabwe

By Ian Scoones COVID-19 has taken hold in Zimbabwe with a significant growth in community transmission observed in the past weeks. On July 24th, the total reported cases were 2296, with 32 deaths. This is likely the tip of a much bigger iceberg given under-reporting and limiting testing. President Mnangagwa has re-imposed a […]

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How Zimbabwe is clamping down on press freedom

Hopewell Chin’ono is facing cha rges carrying up to 10 years in prison, writes Kim Sengupta “Journalists are not above the law. Lawyers are not above the law. Doctors and nurses are not above the law. Politicians and bankers are not above the law. Anyone suspected to have committed a […]

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Mnangagwa snatched my pregnant wife – Chihuri

By Moses Matenga Former police boss Augustine Chihuri has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of hounding him to settle scores after they clashed over a woman. Chihuri, who is on the verge of losing his sprawling business empire and properties to the state after allegations that he amassed the wealth through […]

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Coronavirus found in semen of young men with COVID-19

By Peter Ellis, Mark Wass & Martin Michaelis We don’t know much about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but we are learning new things about it every day. The latest bit of the jigsaw puzzle comes from a small study conducted in China, which found SARS-CoV-2 RNA (the virus’s […]