Zimbabwe accused of using lockdown to silence reporters

Two Zimbabwean journalists who’d been charged with violating lockdown regulations have now been freed on bail, amid accusations the government is using the lockdown to silence dissent. Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira were arrested on Friday, as they interviewed three opposition officials
May 26, 2020

Zimbabwe minister sacked over abduction slur

Zimbabwe’s deputy information minister has been fired, hours after dismissing the abduction of a female member of parliament and two of her colleagues as a row over payment for sex. The government gave no reason for the dismissal of Energy Mutodi. A
May 21, 2020

More prisoners freed in Zimbabwe coronavirus amnesty

Zimbabwe has granted clemency to more prisoners, broadening the conditions for release in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a government notice, those who are facing life sentences and who have served at least 20 years of that sentence could
May 1, 2020

Ghana plans 90 new hospitals in wake of pandemic

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct more than 90 hospitals to beef up Ghana’s health system in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the president, the pandemic has exposed the weakness in the country’s health system following
April 27, 2020

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