Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa attends the funeral of one of the victims of deadly protests over fuel price hikes. IMAGES
Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire is back in court for a second day where to face charges of subverting the Zimbabwe government. Mawarire is accused of subverting a constitutional government and incitement to commit violence by posting videos on social media supporting a national strike over a drastic increase in fuel prices. IMAGES of Mawarire arriving at a Harare courthouse
About 70 people arrested for protesting fuel price increases in Zimbabwe three days ago arrive at Harare Magistrate’s Court. The nationwide protests were triggered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement that fuel prices were doubling – resulting in at least five people being killed, many more injured, and more than 600 arrests. IMAGES
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators march through Harare in the first rally since a deadly crackdown on an election protest in August. Many protestor showed their support for the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) party leader Nelson Chamisa, who claims he is the rightful winner of the election.
Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors’ strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine. Now Zimbabwe’s worsening economic crisis has pushed prices up, and the medicine is far beyond her reach — one of many signs of Zimbabwe’s painful transition since the fall of Robert Mugabe a year ago this month.