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Prominent Zimbabwean Activist  Sheds Light on Current Crisis

Doug Coltart, a vocal activist and human rights lawyer based in Harare, speaks to Okayafrica about what's currently happening in Zimbabwe.

A few days ago, the Zimbabwean government issued a directive to major cellular network providers Econet and TelOne to disable the internet and all access to social media. The directive was an attempt to prevent any information from spreading outside the country's borders with regards to the nationwide protests which have led to the deaths of at least five people and the injury of at least twenty-five others.

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Zimbabwe's Opposition Party is Pleading With South Africa to Intervene in The Country's Crisis

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has made a plea for South Africa to intervene in the country's escalating crisis.

The MDC has made a plea to South Africa to intervene in the current nationwide shutdown that has led to the death of five Zimbabweans and the injury of 25 others. Yesterday, the government disabled the country's Internet and access to social media through directives given to major network providers Econet and TelOne. Most recently, activist Evan Mawarire was arrested by police for his involvement in the anti-government protests.

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The Leader of the #ThisFlag Movement Has Been Arrested Amid Protests in Zimbabwe

Activist Evan Mawarire has been arrested at his home following his involvement in the current Zimbabwe protests.

As the nationwide shutdown in Zimbabwe enters its third day, Pastor Evan Mawarire, leader of the 2016 #ThisFlag movement, has been arrested by police and is currently being detained. His arrest comes after his active involvement in the current anti-government protests following the announcement of crippling fuel hikes last week.

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