PART 1: Understanding Islamist Extremism Threat in Mozambique
ZOCC drags ZMC to court over media accreditation categories
By Pearl Matibe The Cabo Delgado extremist crisis at a glance 5 October 2017—Mozambique had its first extremist attack in Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado.2019 Human Rights Report castigates Mozambique’s violations of rights increasing rift with the local population.30 April 2020—Presidents Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique) and Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe met in Chimoio, Mozambique.May 7—Tanzania media report …
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Zanu PF lied to Tsvangirai, they lied to all of us, says Zvorwadza
Zimbabwe Online Content Creators (ZOCC) has filed an urgent court application to stop the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) from implementing its category based media accreditation. ZMC announced new accreditation categories for the media where each sector will have a distinct media card which is a departure from the previous system which only categorised local and …
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Police, Zanu PF blamed for 600 human rights violations recorded between Jan and March
National Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza says Zimbabwe is facing a lot of challenges today because Zanu PF personalised the 2017 coup that removed the late Robert Mugabe from power. Zvorwadza who rose to fame following a demonstration against then Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s stay at Rainbow Towers Hotel, said Zanu PF …
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Govt.: Some pupils will have to learn from tents
By Staff Writer Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum says the country recorded 562 violations on civil liberties between January and March this year, accusing the police and ruling Zanu PF activists of being the main perpetrators. Zimbabwe has a checkered record when it comes to upholding basic human rights and has been widely condemned by …
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MDC activist to sue police over leaked pictures
By Joel Mandaza Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Ms Thumisang Thabela has told Parliament that some pupils in the country will have to learn from tents when schools open in a few weeks time. The government has expressed intent to open schools and has also insisted on continuing with the …
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Zvorwadza is back, says ED’s Ministers are empty heads
By Staff Writer MDC Alliance activist Cecilia Chimbiri says she will sue the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) after semi-naked pictures of her were leaked on social media following her alleged abduction. Chimbiri, Joanah Mamombe, and Netsai Marova were arrested and allegedly abducted last week after a flash demonstration in Warren Park. They were found dumped …
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Cyber Bill: Government’s way of punching back at perceived enemies
National Association of Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) chairman Sten Zvorwadza says after giving President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government a chance, he has discovered that the country will not go anywhere as his ministers are a joke and empty heads with no capacity to manage the country. Zvorwadza who was well known for leading vendors demonstrations …
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SADC should repel Mozambique terrorist groups: Mnangagwa
By Wisdom Mumera The gazetted Cyber Bill is the culmination of frantic efforts by the government to get a good grasp of the slippery social media angle in a country in which they already have an iron hold on the mainstream media. Just like the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and …
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Suspending elections is suspending democracy, Chigumba warned
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the regional bloc Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a role in restoring political stability in neighbouring Mozambique. Mnangagwa who is the outgoing chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security said terrorist attacks in Mozambique require a firm response from the region. Conflict broke out in …
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By Staff Writer The suspension of local elections due to the outbreak of COVID-19 could be an affront to democracy, analysts have said. On March 25, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the suspension of electoral activities but law experts and political scientist said the move was in violation of the country’s supreme laws. ZEC …
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