Zimbabwe’s civil society is dissatisfied with a new law giving the President broad political power including judiciary appointments.
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Zimbabwe’s Senate has approved contentious constitutional changes that strengthen President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s power grab.
A pro-democracy protester in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for causing violence and resisting arrest.
The Zimbabwean government has pursued its crackdown on the opposition. Police on Monday arrested lawyer for MDC Alliance party spokesperson.
In a new low, Zimbabwe’s wants to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without state approval.
President Mnangagwa is looking to have exiled members of the G40 arrested and returned to Zimbabwe to face what he calls justice.
Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK and USA have urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop repression and corruption.
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
A top South African Minister says the crisis in Zimbabwe needs urgent action. Since the crisis started Zimbabwe has denied its existence.
Zimbabwe has become more unstable since Mnanagwa’s violent ascendancy. South Africa that sent envoys this week advocates an African solution to the crisis.