Zimbabwe

Prominent journalist Chin’ono arrested and charged for tweet

journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, MDC alliance spokesperson, arrested and charged for “communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the state; Read more

Prominent journalist Chin’ono arrested and charged for tweet

Government adopts strategic measures to thwart protests by doctors

Amid escalating strikes and protests by health workers in the country in recent months, the government adopted controversial new measures which were seen by many as an attempt to muzzle the right to unionise Read more

Government adopts strategic measures to thwart protests by doctors

Economic decline, crackdown on rights; Zimbabweans hanker for change through protests

Workers and civil servants sustain protest actions to call for better wages to cushion them from economic shocks; Hopewell Chin’ono, a prominent Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing government corruption arrested and charged; Read more

Economic decline, crackdown on rights; Zimbabweans hanker for change through protests

Groups strike, protest, amid deteriorating economic conditions

Doctors in public hospitals down their tools as they go on strike to demand increased salaries, civil servants protest in Harare demanding salary increments amidst tough economic conditions, opposition group MDC's supporters violently dispersed in planned protest against deteriorating economic conditions Read more

Groups strike, protest, amid deteriorating economic conditions

Government intensifies crackdown following January 2019 protests

The government has intensified arrests of activists and opposition leaders accused of having being part of the January 2019 protests. Doctors and lawyers who assisted protesters threatened. Journalists harassed and threatened while covering a story at Harae hospital, activists arrested and detained while returning to the country at the airport
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Government intensifies crackdown following January 2019 protests

Union protest banned, court outlaws broad restriction of protests

protest by ZCTU banned, meanwhile, the courts outlaw legal provision that allows indefinite banning of protests on the basis that this such a provision is open to abuse by authorities. Read more

Union protest banned, court outlaws broad restriction of protests

Soldiers deployed in opposition protests: at least 6 people killed

Hopes for a new Zimbabwe were dashed with the subsequent post-election violence, including excessive violence by security forces during opposition protests on 1st August (see under Peaceful Assembly) and a subsequent crackdown on opposition members and supporters (see under Association). Read more

Soldiers deployed in opposition protests: at least 6 people killed

Slow progress on reforms by new leadership ahead of elections

In the lead up to elections, progress on political and human rights reforms have been slow while civil society and journalists continue to face threats and attacks. Police continue to use excessive force to disperse protests. Read more

Slow progress on reforms by new leadership ahead of elections

Military takeover: civil society calls for peaceful, inclusive political transition

Several national and international civil society groups have called for a peaceful and constitutional resolution of the crisis and a return to a constitutional order. Read more

Military takeover: civil society calls for peaceful, inclusive political transition