How Zimbabweans Navigated Their Way Around An Internet Shutdown

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe It’s almost midnight in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and a few colleagues casually joke how they spent their day in different parts of Europe over drinks. It’s a conversation that could be a perfect fit in a billionaire’s club except that these chaps are typical Zimbabweans; struggling to make ends meet against a …

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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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DCN Africa condemns Zim’s internet shutdown

By Daniel Chigundu Digital Communication Network (DCN) Africa has condemned the recent internet shutdown in Zimbabwe adding that it is nothing short of human rights violations and a ploy to cripple journalists from effectively doing their work. The Zimbabwean government imposed a total internet shutdown as a way of preventing transmission of information on the …

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Cyber Bill: Should we be afraid?

By Daniel Chigundu The Cyber Bill which seeks among other things to regulate the use of internet in the country has reportedly been given the nod by Cabinet and is waiting to be sent to Parliament where it will go through various processes before it becomes law. The Bill has been part of the legislative …

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Zimbabwe Fuel Protests: Bulawayo Turns Into Ghost City

By Divine Dube  BULAWAYO: Although government authorities ordered civil servants and the generality of Zimbabweans to go back to work Thursday (today), the city remains largely quiet with no movement as the country’s crippling shut down reaches the fourth day. What further exacerbates uncertainty over the shutdown is that the internet remains jammed and most …

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Assailants burn-down MDC Headquarters

By Daniel Chigundu Unknown assailants are suspected to have bombed MDC’s iconic headquarters Harvest House, the party has confirmed. Harvest House has been the party’s headquarters since its formation in the late 90s and has been attacked before by both. While details of what transpired are still sketchy, Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala wrote that “as …

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Fuel protests: People leading themselves

By Daniel Chigundu Chitungwiza North legislator Godfrey Sithole says people who are protesting in Chitungwiza are demonstrating to exhibit their displeasure with the current economic hardships in the country. Zimbabwe is going through what could be its worst economic situation since 2008 and it would appear like the government is failing in its effort to …

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Fuel protests: People leading themselves

By Daniel Chigundu Chitungwiza North legislator Godfrey Sithole says people who are protesting in Chitungwiza are demonstrating to exhibit their displeasure with the current economic hardships in the country. Zimbabwe is going through what could be its worst economic situation since 2008 and it would appear like the government is failing in its effort to …

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