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Hundreds of military troops and police clamped down on an anti-government protest this Friday. Scores were arrested. The planned demonstration was against corruption and economic hardship amid skyrocketing inflation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is increasingly resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era. We speak to our correspondent in Harare.
Seven out of eight babies are delivered stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwean hospital. Maternity staff say that things have become increasingly dire in the country as healthcare is impacted by an ongoing nurses' strike. Also, the UN refugee agency urges African nations to protect migrants travelling within their borders, as a new UN report warns that migrants face violence by African officials. And as Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, festivities in Morocco are muted in light of extra coronavirus precautions.
A fierce critic of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been arrested and charged with inciting violence. Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono is accused of encouraging attendance at an anti-government protest. Also, despite the documented abuses at some Islamic schools in parts of Nigeria, some poorer parents say they don't want the institutions to close, as they are often the only schools available. Plus, we visit a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration camp in Cameroon where former secessionist fighters are trying to prepare themselves for civilian life.
Zimbabwe police have arrested five senior opposition MDC officials amid tensions. The officials were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction – our correspondent tells us more. Also, South Africa has launched a "Black Friday" campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11 demand answers. Our correspondent reports on the investigation.
In this edition, Zimbabwe police arrested five opposition officials in tensions on Friday. They were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction. Also, South Africa has launched a 'Black Friday' campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of the twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11th demand answers. Our correspondent has more on the investigation.
On this edition, new developments have emerged regarding the arrest of three female opposition figures in Zimbabwe. The three MDC members were found on the side of the road after being beaten and sexually assaulted. Our correspondent has the details. Also, truck drivers have been found to be super-spreaders of coronavirus in Africa. Kenyan authorities are mass testing truckers crossing the border. Finally, we look at how the lockdown in Morocco is increasing tensions between the Berber villagers and nomadic herders.