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Police in Zimbabwe surround supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa during a crackdown in Harare. Police surround supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa who had gathered to hear him speak in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 20, 2019 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).

With Zimbabwe’s Economy Sinking, Mnangagwa Ramps Up Repression

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is stifling any form of public protest against his government as Zimbabwe’s economy keeps sinking. Police violently disrupted an opposition party gathering in Harare on Wednesday, firing tear gas and beating people with batons, and more repression looks likely. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa warned his followers, “Our country is burning.” ...

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