Police, Soldiers Patrol Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo in a show of force that stopped the main opposition party from launching an anti-government protest.
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U.S based author publishes thrilling book on Zimbabwe 2017 coup. “Two Weeks in November: the Astonishing Untold Story of the Operation that Toppled Mugabe”.
Repression of 16 August 2019 Zimbabwe protests places the Southern African nation more on the path of instability. Zimbabwe needs urgent political reforms.
Protests are a democratic right but tensions building to protests slated for August 16 make a Zimbabwe national dialogue a way forward in Zimbabwe.
The latest in line in Zimbabwe’s pursuit of State repression of protest is Zimbabwe Police claims planned protests are a conspiracy to topple Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe’s political class continues to enjoy privileges at the same time its civil military complex demonstrates it insensitivity to the sufferings of the masses.
Zimbabwe is one of very few democracies in the world that don’t register political parties and regulate private funding of political parties and candidates. Most countries have laws that make it mandatory.
Popular Zimbabwean movements seem to understand the difficulty of mobilizing disaffected citizens outside of the channels established by the parties and labour unions that dominate politics.
Rights organizations in Zimbabwe are concerned about what they say is a crackdown against opposition activists by the government of President Mnangagwa.
Condemning detention of seven civil society leaders in Zimbabwe, as part of an ongoing crackdown on the rights of Zimbabwean citizens and civil society.