Hundreds arrested during the anti protests in Zimbabwe as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.
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Zimbabwe on Friday faced “total internet shutdown,” after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.
Zimbabwe slowly returns to normalcy after violent protests and censored internet service. Doctors said they treated dozens of people with gunshot wounds.
The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is “alarmed” by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders.
NGOs and opposition parties accuse security forces of assaulting protesters in Zimbabwe as protests entered the third and final planned day Wednesday.
Zimbabwe police arrested pastor and political activist Evan Mawarire at his home in capital Harare as anti-government strike entered third and final day.
Growing tired of chronic economic hardships, hundreds of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare Monday, protesting an increase in the price of fuel.
Despite relative calm due to the strike, police and protesters clashed once again, as a military helicopter fired tear gas on demonstrators near Harare.
Three people have appeared in court facing charges of stealing $150,000 from former president Mugabe’s homestead in Zvimba communal lands, Mashonaland West.
Doctors in Zimbabwe call off 40 day strike and the government says the strike resulted in patients “unnecessarily” suffering and some dying.