Tag: Protest

Fearless young Zimbabweans face up to world’s oldest leader

Fearless young Zimbabweans face up to world’s oldest leader

Zimbabwe has known only one leader since independence. First as prime minister, then president, there has only been Robert Mugabe at the top for the last 36 years. There have been challenges, opposition and violence, but the 92-year-old leader has always known how to deal with dissent and stay in […]

Parties turn up heat on Mugabe before Friday’s mass march

Parties turn up heat on Mugabe before Friday’s mass march

Opposition political parties and civic groups in Zimbabwe have written to President Robert Mugabe seeking an urgent meeting ahead of Friday’s mass march for electoral reforms and a protest against economic decline, police brutality and corruption. When Mugabe, 92, won a disputed election in July 2013 he did so on […]

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

“You are watching this video because I have either been arrested or have been abducted.” With those words, Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire announced his own arrest by the government of Robert Mugabe. Mawarire was detained July 12 for “inciting public violence,” — a count that was subsequently amended to a […]