Remove soldiers or officially declare State of Emergency: Mtetwa

By Daniel Chigundu Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has called on the government to remove soldiers from the streets or to officially declare the State of Emergency. A State of Emergency is a situation of national danger or disaster in which the government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to regain control. However, since …

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Commuters Celebrate Shutdown Benefits

By Wisdom Mumera Harare commuters today (Monday) expressed happiness for the seemingly positive results of the recent shutdown protests after commuter operators reduced their fares for transport into the Central Business District. Kombi operators some of whom were exorbitantly charging as much as $2 for short distances such as Warren Park to town, $3 to …

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Zimbos Migrate to Telegram amid Internet Shutdown

By Divine Dube An arbitrary ban of social media sites such as WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube by government authorities has triggered Zimbabweans — a majority who rely on social media for news, to install Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications to access blocked sites, while others are quickly migrating to Telegram as a replacement for WhatsApp. …

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Zimbos Migrate to Telegram amid Internet Shutdown

By Divine Dube An arbitrary ban of social media sites such as WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube by government authorities has triggered Zimbabweans — a majority who rely on social media for news, to install Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications to access blocked sites, while others are quickly migrating to Telegram as a replacement for WhatsApp. …

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ED forgets that Twitter is closed

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be unaware of or might have forgotten that his government has shut down social media in the country. The under-fire Zanu PF leader who is currently globetrotting with a begging bowl brew a shocker when he took to Twitter which his government has shut down to announce …

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ED forgets that Twitter is closed

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be unaware of or might have forgotten that his government has shut down social media in the country. The under-fire Zanu PF leader who is currently globetrotting with a begging bowl brew a shocker when he took to Twitter which his government has shut down to announce …

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Zimbabwe Protests Are Over But Uncertainty Lingers

By Divine Dube A military crackdown compounded by a partial internet black-out has ended violent protests triggered by fuel price hikes announced by Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, but “nothing has changed” after the country’s historic shutdown which stretched for close to a week, analysts say. Zimbabwe’s mass protests, dubbed “the shutdown,” began Monday this week …

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