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Mnangagwa threatens fake news author with 20 years’ jail

Statement purporting to bear President Mnangagwa’s signature said coronavirus lockdown would be extended. Zimbabwe‘s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened a jail term of up to 20 years to the author of a statement, purporting to bear his signature, that said the lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak had been extended. Mnangagwa, who was speaking […]

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Southern Africa has cracked down on fake news, but may have gone too far

Timothy Fish Hodgson Khanyo Farise Justice Mavedzenge The freedom to communicate and express opinions is necessary to effectively demand and enforce government obligations and accountability. In countries with high levels of poverty and inequality, contributed to by corruption and maladministration, it is especially critical for people to be able to […]