Archive for May 23rd, 2020

Zimbabwe Detains 2 Journalists for Breaking COVID Lockdown Rules

HARARE – A court in Zimbabwe has jailed two journalists who are charged with breaking the country’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations. Rights lawyers say the arrests confirm their fears that freedom of the press in Zimbabwe remains in dire jeopardy. Paidamoyo Saurombe of Zimbabwe Lawyers for...
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Coronavirus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!” The 72-year-old joined dozens of people seeking their daily ration in Zimbabwe’s densely populated town of...
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Zimbabwe minister sacked after remarks on MP’s abduction

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s deputy information minister has been fired, hours after dismissing the abduction of a female member of parliament and two of her colleagues as a row over payment for sex. The government gave no reason for the dismissal of Energy Mutodi. A tweet by...
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