Zimbabwe’s Post-Mugabe Blues
By Guardian Exclusive
08 August 2018 | 7:40 am
Since Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared winner of Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe elections poll, the country has remained on the edge. Until his ascension to power, Mnangagwa, 75, was a close aide of Robert Mugabe, the 94-year-old autocrat who ruled for 37 years.
7 Jun 2020
In this edition, Zimbabwe police arrested five opposition officials in tensions on Friday. They were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction. Also, South Africa has launched a 'Black Friday' campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of the twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11th demand answers. Our correspondent has more on the investigation.
8 Jun 2020
Zimbabwe police have arrested five senior opposition MDC officials amid tensions. The officials were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction – our correspondent tells us more. Also, South Africa has launched a "Black Friday" campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11 demand answers. Our correspondent reports on the investigation.
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1 Aug 2020
Seven out of eight babies are delivered stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwean hospital. Maternity staff say that things have become increasingly dire in the country as healthcare is impacted by an ongoing nurses' strike. Also, the UN refugee agency urges African nations to protect migrants travelling within their borders, as a new UN report warns that migrants face violence by African officials. And as Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, festivities in Morocco are muted in light of extra coronavirus precautions.
3 Aug 2020
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5 Aug 2020
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1 Oct 2020
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Beatrice Savadye grew up in a poor mining community in northern Zimbabwe. She experienced gender violence at home: her father told her brother to beat her and her sisters up if they misbehaved. But she decided to take a stand and not accept the status quo. Seven years ago, she started a women's group for Zimbabweans called Roots Africa. It pushes for stronger laws to protect women trapped with abusers from a surge in violence and from HIV infections. She joins us as part of our special coverage to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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