Peace returns to Zimbabwe hospitals as COVID-19 pandemic spreads; acquittal and bail for journalists, protesters; action on police corruption

Submitted by admin on Sun, 09/13/2020 - 06:21

The Zimbabwe Nurses Union has called for a return to work after months of strikes over pay and workplace safety, after the appointment of Vice-President Chiwenga as Health Minister. Civil servants have been promised a pay adjustment every three months.

July 31 protests didn’t eventuate, followed by G40 successful intervention with ANC, African Union. COVID-19 spreads

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 06:20

Detailed reports from Zimbabwe on July 31, 2020, and the following days, show that there was no popular response to the call for anti-corruption rallies, and that the government pre-empted any possibility by preventive arrests, and a confused series of orders to close shops and then open shops.

Zimbabwe on the precipice – today’s protests are a choice between deeper polarisation or cooperation to face national crisis

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:19

Today is the second anniversary of the 2018 national election won by President Mnangagwa and ZANU-PF, and the day set for the Extraordinary Congress of MDC-T. It was chosen therefore for a big street protest, purportedly against corruption.

Zimbabwe Opposition aims to unhinge both Mnangagwa government and Khupe MDC-T with July 31 protests

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 06:18

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in
Zimbabwe from a low base, but with little effective physical distancing
measures and very little testing to restrain its spread.

Hunger continues to grow the more the economic
dislocation from the pandemic continues, especially falling remittances from
the diaspora.