Tag: Human rights abuses


It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to speak out about Mnangagwa’s govt – writer Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga almost didn’t get published at all. But even though her debut novel – when it finally came out – attracted international acclaim, publishing the next two still wasn’t easy. Now, while the third part of her trilogy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ms […]


Catholic bishops accuse Zimbabwe government of rights abuses

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration criticises pastoral letter as ‘evil message’ meant to stoke ‘genocide’. Catholic bishops in Zimbabwe have accused the government of carrying out human rights abuses and cracking down on dissent, prompting a swift denial by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration which described the allegations as “evil” and baseless. […]


#ZimbabweanLivesMatter: celebrities join campaign against human rights abuses

By Nyasha Chingono A campaign drawing attention to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe is attracting international celebrities and politicians as pressure mounts on President Emmerson Mnanagwa’s government to act. The #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign, which originated in South Africa this week, is currently No 1 on the list of trending topics on Twitter and prominent on […]


Zimbabwe is failing to implement credible reforms

By Dewa Mavhinga Last week, United States President Donald Trump renewed sanctions against several senior Zimbabwe government officials for another year, citing lack of reforms, economic mismanagement, and “accelerated persecution” of critics by security forces. Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo expressed disappointment with the decision, saying it ignored evidence of major reforms. But […]


Baffled by the predictable: Zimbabwe livid over US extending sanctions

Zimbabwe on Thursday said it was dismayed by the White House’s “baffling” decision to extend sanctions against members of the southern African country’s ruling regime over rights abuses. The United States first imposed sanctions, including financial and travel restrictions, in 2003 against then-president Robert Mugabe, members of his inner circle […]