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What Now After a 2nd Internet Shutdown, and Treason Charges for Activists?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total Internet shutdown", Misa Zimbabwe says, after a violent crackdown by police when huge crowds protested against dramatic fuel price increases. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Urges President to Dump Tour, Come and Deal With Unrest

[New Zimbabwe] OPPOSITION Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BAZ) leader, Noah Manyika says President Emmerson Mnangagwa should abandon his foreign tour and return home to personally deal with citizen unrest that has elicited a ruthless military reaction resulting in civilian deaths. (AllAfrica)

Revolt and Repression in Zimbabwe

[ICG] The Zimbabwean government's decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance. (AllAfrica)

Police Pursue Looters Countrywide

[The Herald] Police have set up security checkpoints across the country to account for all hooligans who looted groceries and destroyed property during three-day violent protests orchestrated by the opposition MDC-Alliance and its civil society partners in pursuit of regime change. (AllAfrica)

Zim NGOs Claim 12 Dead During Army Clampdown On Protesters

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWEAN NGOs say 12 people have died as a result of a police, army crackdown on anti-government protesters early this week, contradicting official claims only three people who include a police officer had died. (AllAfrica)

ZCTU Boss Goes Into Hiding As CIOs Raid Home, Beat Up Brother

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president, Peter Mutasa has gone into hiding after being linked to week's violent anti-government protests that left three dead and a trail of destruction countrywide. (AllAfrica)

Two More MDC MPs Arrested Over Anti-Government Protests

[New Zimbabwe] POLICE have arrested two more Kwekwe MDC legislators they accuse of inciting this week's angry citizen protests over recent fuel price increases by government. (AllAfrica)

Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry Denies Quitting Her Job

[New Zimbabwe] KIRSTY Coventry has dismissed social media claims she has stepped down as the country's sports minister following the Zanu PF led government's brutal crackdown on citizens who were protesting a recent hike in fuel prices recently. (AllAfrica)

Ex-VP Mphoko Quits Choppies Supermarket

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER state Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and family have finally quit Choppies Supermarkets Zimbabwe, bringing to an end a protracted battle for control of the Botswana owned retail giant between the parties. (AllAfrica)

Amid Protests Zimbabwe Orders Second Internet Shutdown

[Deutsche Welle] The latest increase has made gasoline in Zimbabwe the most expensive in the world. Protests have been met with hundreds of arrests and a second shutdown of the internet. (AllAfrica)

Govt Orders Second Full Internet Shutdown

[New Zimbabwe] The government ordered another nationwide internet shutdown Thursday - the second this week - ignoring local and global condemnation of its brutal crackdown against protestors and the adverse impact of the cyber-censorship on an already tanking economy. (AllAfrica)

Taxpayers Foot Mugabe's U.S.$4 Million Bill

[Zimbabwe Independent] The taxpayer continues to foot former president Robert Mugabe's medical bills, as it emerged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government gave the deposed strongman US$4 million to cover his hospital expenses, as well as the costs of his two-month stay in Singapore late last year. (AllAfrica)

Clergyman Charged With Plotting to Overthrow Mnangagwa's Govt

[Kubatana.net] Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday 17 January 2019 charged His Generation Church leader and pro-democracy campaigner Pastor Evan Mawarire with subverting a constitutional government following anti-government protests staged to show dissatisfaction with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mismanagement of the economy. (AllAfrica)

Govt Avails U.S.$400 Million Credit Facility

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has swiftly moved to avert a potential catastrophe by availing an emergency US$400 million credit facility to manufacturing companies for the importation of critical raw materials, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers Loot Diamond Ore in Marange During the Internet Blackout

[Kubatana.net] In Marange, 15 ZNA soldiers armed with AK 47 rifles and accompanied by a syndicate of 30 illegal diamond miners besieged Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) portal B at Mbada Hills and an area nicknamed Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) because of its rich diamond deposits around 12 midnight on 15 January 2019 and looted diamond ore that had been stockpiled there. The menacing soldiers held ZCDC guards on duty at gun point and tied their dogs together before setting their panning syndicate to fill up (AllAfrica)

Economic Turmoil Threatens Commercial Bank Topline

[Zimbabwe Independent] ZB Holdings sees its topline earnings growing 20% in the current financial year but warned this could be affected by the current economic turmoil that has seen cost structures shoot through the roof, businessdigest has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Mining Sector to Meet Chitando Over Forex Allocation

[Zimbabwe Independent] Mine workers and the Chamber of Mines have agreed to approach the government and table a request for the sector to get at least 80% of their foreign currency earnings, businessdigest has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Pressure Mounting As More Protests Line-Up

[Zimbabwe Independent] Deadly street protests which brought Zimbabwe to a standstill this week have added impetus to calls by opposition parties and civil society organisations for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to agree to dialogue, leading to a negotiated political settlement which could save the country from total collapse, the Zimbabwe Independent can report. (AllAfrica)

Local Currency Recipe for Disaster

[Zimbabwe Independent] Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's recent pronouncements that Zimbabwe will revert to using its own currency, a decade after it abandoned the local dollar in favour of a basket of currencies is not feasible unless macro-economic fundamentals are addressed. (AllAfrica)

EU Blasts Harare's Crackdown, UK Summons London Ambassador

[New Zimbabwe] The European Union (EU) condemned disproportionate use of force by the Zimbabwe government Thursday while Britain summoned Harare's ambassador to London as pressure against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration increased. (AllAfrica)

68 Zim Protesters Treated for Gunshot Wounds, Says Doctors Group

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said Thursday it had treated 68 Zimbabweans from gunshots wounds sustained during a heavy handed state reaction to three days of a national protest by angry locals over a government hike on fuel prices. (AllAfrica)

Activist Evan Mawarire Charged With Treason

[New Zimbabwe] FIREBRAND rights activist and cleric, Pastor Evan Mawarire appeared before a Harare magistrate Thursday charged with treason and was remanded in custody to Friday as lawyers put up a fight to have his charges thrown out for lack of merit. (AllAfrica)

Belarus Deal to Make Zim Transport Logistics Hub

[The Herald] Mabasa Sasa -President Mnangagwa and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko yesterday sealed eight agreements, and also advanced a grand infrastructure scheme that could make Zimbabwe a regional transport and logistics hub. The eight agreements cover various aspects of education and training, science and technology, agriculture and legal issues such as extradition. (AllAfrica)

Govt, Civil Servants Resume Talks

[The Herald] Government and civil servants are today scheduled to meet for further discussions under the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) after consulting their constituencies over salary increments. The two sides failed to find each other last week when the workers rejected a 10 percent salary review from the Government. Today's meeting will see the Government formally presenting a cushioning allowance which President Mnangagwa offered the workers on Tuesday to lessen the impact of a recent flurry of price in (AllAfrica)

MDC Alliance's Chibaya Remanded in Custody

[The Herald] MDC Alliance National Organising Secretary Amos Chibaya, who was arrested yesterday on allegations of inciting violence which resulted in goods worth more than $13 000 being looted from shops, has appeared in court. (AllAfrica)

New Crop of African Leaders, Same Old Repression and Suffering

[Daily Maverick] As fresh leaders rise to power resulting from civic movements' demand for change, it seems that the new lot pays only lip-service to better governance. According to a Human Rights Watch report, human rights abuses continue even after electing new public officials. (AllAfrica)

UK Condemns Killing of Protesters in Zimbabwe

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE United Kingdom (UK) has summoned Zimbabwe's top envoy following the deadly demonstrations and subsequent human rights violations in the Southern African country. (AllAfrica)

Leadership Challenge in a Disrupted Environment

[Zimbabwe Independent] I am a little obsessed with the present as it determines the future. I write this as the fuel price has just been increased. As I muse at the implications of this development, I cannot help but wonder the leadership in various sectors' response to this. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers Invade People's Homes

[Zimbabwe Independent] At a private hospital in Harare on Wednesday, a mother lay between her two children, all writhing in pain from injuries sustained when masked soldiers attacked their home Boko Haram-style. (AllAfrica)

Govt Defends Condemned Internet Shutdown

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. (AllAfrica)

Govt Denies Dispensing Expired Drugs

[The Herald] There are no expired medicines being dispensed at public health institutions as there are systems to ensure the safety of citizens, Government has said. (AllAfrica)