Tag: Human Rights

ZRP blocks Dzamara commemorations

ZRP blocks Dzamara commemorations

POLICE in Harare have barred the family of disappeared activist Itai Dzamara from holding a prayer meeting to mark a year after his alleged abduction by suspected State security agents. The commemorations were scheduled for Wednesday at Dzamara’s protest venue, Africa Unity Square in central Harare. Dzamara went missing on […]

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

AMNESTY International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as “criminals” while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. “Whilst activists in Angola, Swaziland and Zimbabwe were rounded up on the streets, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was permitted to travel unhindered to […]

Dzamara: France says changing tack

Dzamara: France says changing tack

FRANCE says it has shifted its “confrontational” engagement strategy to a “persuasive” approach towards the Harare government in the search for missing political and human rights activist Itai Dzamara. France is one of the western countries piling pressure on government to intensify the search for the missing ex-journalist. Paris and […]

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

In the BBC’s series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers whether the best way to empower women could be to let them make their own decisions about their bodies. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe recently left the stage as chairman of the African Union (AU) to a […]