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Killing of Zimbabwean Protesters Condemned

By Marcus Mushonga Harare — Human rights groups have decried the killing of protesters by security forces and the subsequent internet shutdown in Zimbabwe. It is estimated eight people have been killed and 25 others wounded during demonstrations that erupted countrywide after the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced an …

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Rand weaker

South Africa’s rand was slightly weaker against the dollar in early trade yesterday ahead of a central bank interest rate decision and US jobs data later in the day. At 0632 GMT, the rand traded at 13.7250 per dollar, 0,22 percent weaker than its New York close of 13.6950 on …

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Demo Organisers to Pay for Damages – Govt

By Felex Share Government yesterday said MDC-Alliance and its allies who organised demonstrations that degenerated into a spree of violence, arson and looting were liable to claims by members of the public whose property was lost. Three people, including a police officer, also lost their lives in the violent demonstrations …

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Govt Restores Internet, Maintains Freeze On Facebook, Twitter

By Nkosana Dlamini Zimbabwe’s paranoid government Wednesday restored the internet but kept social media sites blocked as tensions remained high in a country that has seen violent protests past three days. This was revealed in messages sent to subscribers by mobile telecoms provider, Econet Thursday, following three days of internet …

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Activist Accused of Videotaping Airport Officials

By Mary Taruvinga Fierce government critic Makomborero Haruzivishe (26) spent a night in police cells following his arrest for secretly recording and posting on social media, a video of his conversation with Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport officials concerning four foreign activists who were being deported. He was on Monday …

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