At least 10 members of Zimbawe’s leading opposition party arrested Saturdary to appear in court Monday March 3, facing charges of promoting public violence.
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Zimbabwe’s economy has not improved since President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power following a coup. The opposition has launched renewed protests.
It’s two years since the coup that brought him to power but nothing shows that Mnangagwa’s reforms will see the day of light. The army is still in control.
Zimbabwe striking junior doctors will end a four-month strike after accepting offer from a billionaire to pay them about $300 monthly for six months.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Tuesday said he will roll out protests this year, saying the economy will improve only if political issues are settled.
Students at Zimbabwe’s Njube High School in Bulawayo staged a protest Monday where teachers are on strike and parents angry over high cost of education
Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa told angry Zimbabweans Friday to “eat vegetables and not meat” when they protested the dire economic situation.
Marry Chiwenga, wife to Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s Vice President, remanded in custody on charges that she attempted to kill her husband.
Zimbabwean government dismissed 211 doctors for engaging in a crippling strike, demanding salary and on-call allowance increases pegged on interbank rates.
Zimbabwe’s central bank says it will soon introduce new currency. This comes after years of dictatorship ruined the country and eroded its currency.