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.
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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.
Authorities in Zimbabwe have charged five rights campaigners arrested this week, accusing them of plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.
We’ve been trapped in a cycle of ever-escalating political polarization in Zimbabwe. As measured by consistent partisan positioning among voters, the split in the Zimbabwe’s electorate has reached the apex. But this is about to end.
Zimbabwean state security agents have seized a consignment of a new book written by Olusegun Obasanjo and MDC deputy chairperson Tendai Biti.
Mnangagwa’s attacks on Human rights activists particularly on lawyers, doctors and nurses for carrying out their legitimate activities worries (ZLHR).
Ghanaian-born trade unionist, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah arrested and detained at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, awaiting deportation.
January 12, 2019, gov. of Zimbabwe announced a fuel price hike of 150% to generate revenue for the government, currently facing severe budget deficits.