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Zimbabwe opposition leader freed from two years’ pre-trial detention

Harare. Zimbabwe Reuters A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday freed opposition politician Job Sikhala after nearly 600 days of pre-trial detention on charges of inciting public violence in 2022.  Sikhala, 51, a leader in the opposition party Citizens Coalition for Change, has been arrested dozens of times since he began his political career in 1999. A […]

Queen’s death revives memories both fond and bitter in Zimbabwe

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Harare, Zimbabwe Reuters A memorial service in Zimbabwe for Queen Elizabeth II drew a handful of mourners on Thursday but some on the streets of the capital said she was a symbol of British colonial rule that should not be celebrated. Scriptures were read aloud and solemn songs were sung during the two-hour service at […]

A Catholic priest is mediating Mugabe’s departure

RNS  No one yet knows how the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe will end, but many are hoping a Jesuit priest will lead the way to a peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe. Rev Fidelis Mukonori on Wednesday began to mediate between Mr Mugabe and the military shortly after the country’s generals put the […]