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Zimbabwe activists 'abducted' as planned protest fails

Harare - At least six Zimbabwe activists were "abducted" and some of them beaten up as a heavy police presence in Harare prevented planned protests Friday against President Robert Mugabe's government.

Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe activist speaks out after beating

Harare - Lying uncomfortably in his hospital bed, Zimbabwean anti-government activist Silvanos Mudzvova details the long list of injuries he suffered this week when abducted, beaten up and left for dead.

Zimbabwe police on alert for protests

Harare - Riot police were expected to be out in force in Zimbabwe on Saturday after protesters planned fresh demonstrations calling for electoral reform and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe protesters challenge fresh police ban in capital

Harare - Anti-government activists in Zimbabwe vowed Friday to challenge a police order barring protests in the capital Harare, on the eve of mass demonstrations planned across the country against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe protest leader freed on bail before planned demos

Harare - Zimbabwe's high court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of protest leader Promise Mkwananzi ahead of mass anti-government demonstrations planned later this week.

Zimbabwe police announce new ban on Harare protests

Harare - Zimbabwean police have announced a fresh ban on protests in the capital Harare, state media said Tuesday, in another attempt to end demonstrations against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe court lifts ban on Harare protests: lawyer

Harare - Zimbabwe's high court on Wednesday overturned a police ban on protests in the capital Harare after a challenge from activists involved in a surge of demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe rights body says Mugabe's party misusing food aid

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party has prevented opposition supporters receiving emergency food aid in Zimbabwe, a rights body said Wednesday, as the country reels under severe shortages.

Riot police patrol Zimbabwe cities as protests planned

Harare - Riot police patrolled Zimbabwe's capital Harare and other cities Wednesday after authorities vowed to prevent further protests against President Robert Mugabe's government.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat anti-Mugabe marchers: AFP

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and blocked off the site of an opposition demonstration on Friday, an AFP correspondent said, the latest in a string of protests to hit the country.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

Harare - A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Zimbabwe's opposition leaders rally against Mugabe

Gweru - Zimbabwe's opposition leaders led a mass rally Saturday against embattled President Robert Mugabe's failure to resolve the country's worsening economic crisis.

Zimbabwe anti-government protests at New Zealand Test match

Bulawayo - Hundreds of protesters waved Zimbabwe's national flag and sang the national anthem during a cricket match against New Zealand on Saturday, in a sign of mounting opposition to President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe police break up anti-Mugabe protest

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe used tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a protest by several hundred demonstrators gathered in Harare in a fresh outbreak of opposition to President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe war veterans' spokesman arrested after Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Police have arrested a senior official from Zimbabwe's war veterans' association after it accused President Robert Mugabe of "dictatorial" behaviour in a shock rupture with the 92-year-old leader, lawyers said Thursday.

Mugabe fights back after Zimbabwe protests

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests.

War veterans attack 'beginning of the end' for Mugabe: Analysts

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans' surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the "beginning of the end" for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure from a restive population angry over worsening economic woes.

Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

Harare - The Zimbabwe government on Saturday denounced as "treasonous" a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition hails war veterans' Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Friday praised war veterans for "finally seeing the light" after the long-time allies of President Robert Mugabe denounced him as "dictatorial".
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