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Robert Mugabe

Zim businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

HARARE - Businesses were shut and streets deserted in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Friday as security forces patrolled to prevent anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era of banning…
bubmag
July 31, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe government minister died from COVID-19

HARARE - Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. READ: Arrests of activists continue in Zimbabwe Shiri, a retired general who helped plot a coup that ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017,…
bubmag
July 30, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Class Homicide

photo credit: BigstockTrevor Noah Beit Hall at Plumtree School is a beautiful old building built at considerable cost over 100 years ago by early Rhodesian settlers, through which future generations, involving hundreds of thousands of boys of all races, have passed on their way to acquiring the knowledge that would…
bubmag
June 25, 2020
Robert Mugabe

In Crackdown on Dissent, A Spate of Disappearances and Torture

Crackdown on dissent is on the rise in Zimbabwe even as the country is under COVID-19 lockdown. The nation is recording a spate of abductions and torture common under late former leader, Robert Mugabe. Three opposition activists from the Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-Alliance) disappeared in May after being detained…
bubmag
June 19, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Foreign minister slams China is major speech

Marise Payne tonight branded the World Health Organisation 'not fit for purpose' and slammed China for spreading fake news as she set out Australia's global ambitions in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.The Foreign Minister said the WHO was not 'free from undue influence' after it heaped praise on China's handling of…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Heavy Traffic Poses Threat to Toll Bridge

Zimbabwe's biggest transport cash cow structure, the New Limpopo Toll Bridge, is under threat due to the static weight of haulage trucks stuck at the border because of lockdowns in the region. Authorities have since made recommendations for the re-opening of the 1927 Alfred Beit Bridge to vehicular traffic to…
bubmag
June 15, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Govt Faces Growing International Condemnation Over Crackdown

Zimbabwe has come under international scrutiny after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government launched a crackdown against its critics that include opposition leaders, lawyers and journalists. Police have in recent weeks arrested prominent opposition leaders including MDC Alliance vice-presidents Tendai Biti and Lynette Karenyi-Kore on allegations of violating Covid-19 lockdown regulations. They…
bubmag
June 15, 2020